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Sydney is your passport to the most current, up-to-date information on what to see and avoid, as well as what hidden gems are waiting to be discovered. Take to the ocean and take a boat tour of the spectacular harbour; relax on Bondi Beach and watch the waves – and surfers – wash in, and seek out the newest trendy clubs and eateries. All while travelling with your dependable travel companion. Get to the centre of Sydney and start your adventure right away!
When is the ideal time to visit Australia's capital, Sydney?
The months of October, November, late February and early March are ideal for visiting Sydney since they provide bright weather while avoiding the mid-summer heat and school vacation crowds. The weather is great for touring, outdoor activities, and water sports, as well as lower hotel costs. During the summer (December to February), the heat and humidity can make hiking difficult. Although this is the best season to swim, the scorching heat and throng at beaches like Bondi and Manly may quickly dampen anyone's excitement. Head outside in late spring (October and November) and early autumn to avoid the heat, humidity, crowds, and hail (March and April). Serious surfers will know that the best time is whenever they are prepared, but if travelling further north, consult the professionals.
Top attractions of Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney residents adore their colossal 'coathanger,' which first debuted in 1932. Walking is the greatest way to appreciate this magnificent edifice. Both sides of the bridge have stairwells and lifts that lead to a footpath on the eastern side (the western side is a bike path). The more amazing views can be had by taking the rail to Milsons Point and then walking back to the city. Climb the southeastern pylon to the Pylon Lookout or take on the arc on the BridgeClimb, a popular though pricey once-in-a-lifetime activity.
Definitively Bondi Beach in Sydney is one of the world's best beaches. It's the city's closest ocean beach (8km distant), boasts consistently decent (albeit busy) waves, and is ideal for a rough-and-tumble swim (average water temperature is a pleasant 21°C). If the sea is acting up, you may always go to the kid-friendly saltwater sea baths at each end of the beach, which was both upgraded in 2019. At either end of the beach, surfers carve out sandbar breaks; it's also a fantastic spot for beginners.
North Head, located about 3 kilometres south of central Manly, features magnificent cliffs, lookouts, isolated beaches, lovely trails through native scrub, and panoramic views of the ocean, harbour, and city. The Manly Scenic Walkway is a terrific place to explore by bike or on foot. Grab a map and chart your route through the headland, which includes former military barracks, WWII gun emplacements, a quarantine cemetery, and a military memorial trail. Fairfax Lookouts, near the very tip, provide stunning clifftop views.