The winter months in the Harbour city are perfect for outdoor activities due to the mild climatic conditions and pleasant weather. Normally the city experiences winters from June to August with the temperature hovering in the range of 8 to 16 degrees Celsius. It is this time of the year when sea side BBQ’s and chilled beers give way to wine and hot chocolates.
Sydney boasts beautiful beaches all around, silhouetted with lush green shores. Wear your favourite winter dress, head to the beach with your beloved and walk along the picturesque shores. Ice skating enthusiasts will have a gala time as the city transforms many popular places into huge skating rinks during winters such as the one in Bondi. For a more overwhelming outdoor experience, head to the Victor Harbour or Bright Whale Sanctuary in southern Australia and witness majestic whales jump in and out of the waters. The Sydney Film Festival is also held around this time of the year and showcases the best of national and international films as well as documentaries.
Experience their Culture
The Sydney Opera House is one of the best places in Australia to witness the popular culture of the country. Live musical performances, world renowned orchestra groups, opera, ballet, and stage shows are among the events staged at this magnificent landmark. You can also be a part of Vivid Sydney, an annual festival held at the onset of winters which is celebrated with much pomp and grandeur. Lights, music, dance and fireworks turn the atmosphere electric, fire up the enthusiasm and set the stage for days of fun and activities. Learn about the rich history of the country by visiting the Australia museum which showcases skeletons of dinosaurs, artefacts from ancient times and interactive events especially for children. Fans of visual arts will definitely find the ‘Biennale of Sydney’ very intriguing as it takes one through creations of numerous artists from across the world. Sydney Olympic park, another famed location, regularly hosts some of the best international concerts and events.
Eat and drink your Hearts Out
Winter months are a foodie’s delight and Sydney offers one of the best dining experiences with an array of gourmet delights all across the city. From the simplest of pasta at Porchetta in Bondi to classic dishes cooked over a flame at Firedoor in Surry Hills, Sydney always gives its food lovers a nice experience. Feeling the chill in the air and crave a drink? Head straight to The Baxter Inn, acclaimed as one of the best whisky bars in Sydney or have a date with some of the best martinis you have ever tasted at Rabbit Hole Bar in Elizabeth Street.