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The Mother’s Day 2021 guide to Sydney

Looking for a way to spoil mum for Mother’s Day 2021? Show her the love with our guide to what to do for Mother’s Day in Sydney.

Although you never need an excuse to show an amazing mum just how much you care, Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to treat her to something extra special. No matter what makes her happy, we have the perfect experience ready and waiting at The Star Sydney.

For mums in need of some alone time

Give mum one of life’s greatest luxuries – blessed solitude. A bubble bath, comfy robe and a good night’s sleep hogging all the sheets is exactly what the doctor ordered for a worn-out woman. The Darling – Sydney’s only Forbes five-star boutique hotel – has everything she needs for a night of self-care, from one of Sydney’s comfiest hotel beds to floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the harbour and city. With an Autumn Starcation, mum will also have breakfast and a dining voucher thrown in for good measure, to use as she likes.

Bathtub with Bubbles
Bathtub with Bubbles
For mums deserving quality time with a significant other

The Darling Spa is one of Sydney’s very best and, with the couple’s packages your mum needn’t experience it on her lonesome. Of the 11 treatment rooms found in this acclaimed haven of relaxation, two are dedicated entirely to duos. After a session floating from the Hammam chamber to the steam room, followed by a soak in an oversized bath filled with essential oils or a head-to-toe massage, she’ll emerge a new being. Make it a mother/daughter or mother/son affair for some truly luxurious bonding time.

Darling Spa Steam Room
Darling Spa Steam Room
For social butterfly mummas

Between work, life and looking after others, it can be hard for mum to find a time to reconnect with her chosen family – her friends. For a dignified day out of fine brews and wonderful conversation, G&Tea offers an exhaustive tea menu ranging from rare Chinese oolongs to fruit tisanes. For something with a little more pomp, book the GongFu Tea Ceremony performed by the in-house Tea Master. If a strong brew is not quite her cup of tea, shift things into the evening when G&Tea transforms from tea house to gin bar, with a menu of delectable gin cocktails. The house events team can help you plan something extravagant for groups of eight or more.

For cultured mothers

A night out at the theatre is just the ticket for a mum with an inner culture vulture waiting to take wing. Lucky, then, that The Sydney Lyric theatre is staging the exclusive Australian production of one of the hottest Broadway shows of this century. The curtains have only recently risen on Hamilton at the Sydney Lyric; the world’s only current staging of this game-changing musical. Help mum celebrate it in style with special pre-theatre menus whipped up by some of our best chefs, or even a post-show sojourn at The Darling or The Star Grand with the strictly limited Revolutionary Packages.

For happy homebody mums

We get it – sometimes, the last thing she wants to do is get out of the comfy pants and get into something presentable (read, uncomfortable) for a fancy night out. If your mum works hard all day, shout her to an indulgent dinner in the comfort of her own home with Sokyo’s Table for 2. Choose from an upscale sashimi box or a sharing menu featuring the best of chef Chase Kojima’s menu; it’s takeaway, but not as she knows it. And if the autumn sun is shining? Why not go alfresco by surprising mum with a harbourside picnic? The sushi’s on you.

Breakfast in Bed at The Darling
Breakfast in Bed at The Darling