19 Mother’s Day ideas & activities in Sydney

Get Mother’s Day right this year. Here’s a list of some of the best activities, places to eat, drink and play in Sydney. Start planning now for a day your mum will remember.

Everyone can get behind Mother’s Day. It’s a great chance to say ‘thanks’ for being there, and helping out that time… and that time. Whether you’re a local or taking a trip to sunny Sydney for Mother’s Day this year, we are rounded up a selection of some of the best places to take mum out and show her how much you care.

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A stroll from the beach? Check. A casual, rustic vibe? Check. Handcrafted Israeli delicacies that borrow North African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern flavours? Check.

North Bondi’s jewel, Shuk, takes the best parts of a cafe, bakery and delicatessen and rolls them together to produce a place that is low-key, friendly and bursting with flavour.

2 Mitchell Street, Bondi


Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar

Mothers and tea go hand-in-hand, which makes Rabbit Hole the perfect pairing for mums on Mother's Day.

Escape to this little "hole-in-the-wall" for a sensory experience complete with hand crafted, unique tea blends that utilise innovative brewing techniques and divine breakfast and lunch offerings from toasts and bowls to sandwiches and soups. Appease your sweet toothed selves by spoiling her with a dessert degustation. We know, sounds like heaven, right?

Love their teas? You can buy them in the shop. Mother's Day present = sorted.

146 Abercrombie Street, Redfern


The Boathouse

If you’re not familiar with The Boathouse, jump in the car and head to Palm Beach to visit one of the area’s most loved cafe / restaurants.

Don’t let the laid-back atmosphere fool you: the kitchen here is top-notch. Choose from favourites such as poached eggs and avocado on sourdough, or sample the croissant french toast.

Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach



When it comes to a casual, rustic, and friendly cafe vibe Bootsdarling hits the spot. One of the best bits?

They do all day breakfast, just in case you’re not the morning type. Just saying...

333 South Darling Street, Darlinghurst


Public Dining Room

If you’d rather take mum out somewhere a little more upmarket, the Public Dining Room is in one of the most outstanding locations in Sydney.

Dine in luxury and take in the outstanding view at Balmoral.

2a The Esplanade, Mosman

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The Cottage Bar and Kitchen

Reminiscent of grandma's farmhouse, this delightful little nook in Balmain is as homely as they come.

Share plates are the name of the game with seafood platters and pizzas on the menu.

Pair that with a cheeky tipple and kick back in the garden for a relaxing one this Sunday.

342 Darling Street, Balmain


Manly Wine

What better place to enjoy a day out in the sun than Manly Wine?

Munch on fresh seafood and sip from a selection of great wines in Sydney’s (second) favourite harbour.

p: 02 8070 2424


The Newport

Merivale's latest offering, The Newport, is everything you can expect from the luxe brand. It's all waterfront views, lush greenery, large wooden tables and Australian fare - from shareable pizzas to hoggable fish 'n' chips.

The Newport offers a complimentary shuttle service from Manly Wharf, Mona Vale, Avalon, Clareville and Bilgola for its patrons.

2 Kalinya Street, Pittwater


Upstairs at the Bank

It’s low key, close to the city and has the perfect vibe for wiling away the afternoon chatting.

Did we mention one of the best rooftops in Sydney?

324 King Street, Newtown



Set among the backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, if you're planning to pull out all the stops this Mother's Day, Bennelong is the place to book.

Brought to you by master chef, Peter Girlmore, it's a dining experience she'll not soon forget.

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point

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