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There’s plenty of socialising to do in Sydney this summer! Celebrate the warm weather with local events including beachside sundowners, pop up picnics, self serve frose bar and surely the worlds most scenic outdoor cinema, Check out our in the know guide to what’s on in Sydney this summer!



Westpac Open Air Cinema

Surely one of the worlds most stunning outdoor cinema – the Westpac Open Air Cinema located in Mrs Macquarie’s Chair runs annually over the summer months. With a backdrop including Sydney Harbour, The Opera House and The Sydney Harbour Bridge this is one of the most memorable cinema experiences you’ll ever have. Tickets sell out early so get in quick!


Self Serve Frose 

Yep that sounds good to us too! The tropical roftop bar Untied in Barrangaroo is serving up self serve frose where you can take your pick of seven tasty flavours at this adults only slushie station. Running until 28th February this one won’t be around for long!


Self Serve Frose 


Magic Mike Live

Yep you heard us right! This popular cult classic is now here – in live form! Get your gang and forget what else is happening in the world while you experience ripped bods and some class raunchy choreography moves. It’s here until 4th April so if this is your thing get in quick..


Beachside sunsets

Looking for a social way to watch the sunset? The slightly lesser known Grassy Knoll at Bondi Beach is one of the most happening places to watch the sunset in Sydney. Crowds of young people flock to this small grassy patch on the north side of Bondi Beach from late afternoon until the sun sets. There’s usually tunes and definitely lots of social vibes while people enjoy the last few hours of the day.


Beachside sunsets


Aperol Alfresco Picnic

Head down to the domain for a pop up Alfresco picnic in the park at The Terrace. Buy a gourmet hamper complete with Aperol Spritz of course and relax and enjoy the gorgeous Sydney summer weather.
Don’t have the energy to go to the city? Trying to save the pennies? Why not have your own Alfresco picnic right on the northern shores of Coogee?


Aperol Alfresco Picnic

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Mad Monkey Coogee Beach is your dream hostel in Sydney to explore the best free things to do in Sydney. We’re located right on the waterfront so just a stone’s throw away from the sand, surf and swimming in Coogee, as well as tons of great bars and restaurants including FNKY MNKY located on the first floor of the hostel.
Our beachside hostel is sparkly clean with super friendly staff available to help with anything you need, and don’t miss the Mad Monkey social atmosphere that we are famous for. Our unique accommodations offer everything from traditional dorms to apartment-style lodging with private living rooms.


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Mad Monkey is Southeast Asia’s leading hostel operator — born in Cambodia with more properties in Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Laos, and the Philippines. We pride ourselves in creating meaningful and sustainable travel experiences for our guests, whilst promoting socially responsible tourism.