What To Do In Sydney During Winter
Sydney is a city that is known for the hot summer weather that it receives, with residents enjoying this time outdoors, especially at some of the world-famous beaches it has. However, there can be a lot said for going off-peak season and explore this cosmopolitan city during the colder winter months. You will also find that there are some things in winter that the warmer months cannot offer.
Below are some of the things to do when you visit Sydney during the winter months.
Go Whale Watching
A significant benefit to visiting Sydney during winter is that you can take one of the whale watching tours and see pods of whales. Humpback whales are common during the winter months and you will be able to see mothers with their calves as they travel along the coast.
Enjoy Spectacular Scuba Diving
Australia has fantastic diving all year round, but during the winter months, you also get the flattest seas, which opens up areas for diving that you cannot experience at other times of the year. The water temperature will mean that you need thermal protection from an insulated dive suit, but the colder water attracts the Port Jackson sharks and giant cuttlefish which come to the area to mate.
Go Swimming At Bondi Icebergs
The Bondi Icebergs is one of the most famous ocean pools in the world, and it has been an iconic sight at the southern end of Bondi Beach since 1929. You can take a refreshing swim in the cold water, or if it is too chilly for you, you can watch everyone else while you drink a hot drink or eat on the balcony above.
Ride The Giant Swell
Winter is also an excellent time to go surfing if you can stand the cold water, and at specific points along the coast, you will get to enjoy the giant swell that surfers travel from afar to ride. You will find fewer surfers than you do during the summer months, and you also get to enjoy the best conditions for surfing during the winter that Sydney has to offer. Bring with you your wetsuit or rent a thermal one and enjoy some of the best surfing available in the world.
Take To The Skies
In the winter months, you will tend to get clear blue skies and cooler weather, so if you are not used to the heat, it is much easier to cope during this time. The cooler weather and high-visibility make it perfect flying weather. Why not try a balloon or a helicopter ride Hunter Valley offers? Hunter Valley is a fertile region that is home to many wineries, and you can enjoy a bird`s eye view of the valley in all its splendour from the air. You can get a helicopter directly from Sydney, but for the balloon rides, you will need to be up early in the morning.
These are just a few of the things that you can do in Sydney during the winter, and there are plenty more besides. Although it is winter, the temperature will not be enough to keep you inside, so visit Sydney during the winter months and enjoy everything that it has to offer. With cooler weather and fewer people to share the experience with, what could be better?