Spring in Sydney

27 August 2013

Question: What is one of the best things about winter in Sydney?

Answer: It is inevitably followed by spring in Sydney.

For anyone who has been able to enjoy the city at this time of year, you’ll know exactly why this is a reason in itself to visit.

Sydney Spring

Sydney Spring

It’s the perfect time of year to visit – not too hot for those used to cooler summers, and not too cool for those looking to make the most of the outdoors.

Here are a just a few ideas for some great Sydney springtime activities to thoroughly enjoy the season.

Dine al fresco

When the sun rolls in and the clouds roll out, people head to their nearest cafes, bars and restaurants in droves, hunting out the best spots to bask in the glow of the warm rays.

Try out The Bar at the end of the Wharf for a drink, a meal or a snack in the sun out on their deck area. You’ll be treated to views over Walsh Bay as you feel the warm springtime air float by.

Walsh Bay

Walsh Bay

Another place to head is Bondi Beach for its great al fresco options. The Bucket List says it all in the name but if you need convincing, imagine sitting on the comfortable and specially-made outdoor couches, surrounded by some of your closest friends, nibbling on platters and looking out over the ocean with the sun shining and the surf crashing against the shore just across the road. Bliss.

Alternatively, stop off in Palm Beach for a visit to The Boathouse, a restaurant that offers front-row seats to the South Pacific as you tuck in to your breakfast or lunch under the sun on their shabby-chic outdoor picnic tables.

The Boat House - Palm Beach

The Boat House – Palm Beach

Park up at the park

Parks are playgrounds for grown-ups, and Sydney has plenty in the way of green-carpeted offerings.

The thing about them is that you can turn it into anything you want. A game of back-yard cricket on your work break, a chance to fly a kite, or a romantic picnic for a first, second, or 100th date.

The Centennial Parklands are one of the largest areas in Sydney to get out and enjoy the best that nature has to offer in the centre of the city.

Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands

You can even hire a bike in the park for a few hours of fun in the outdoors with Centennial Park Cycles. This would be a great option to go for if you’ve got youngsters who just can’t sit still, but you still want them to enjoy the fresh air and green scenery.

If the kids are very young, you could take some stale bread down to feed the tame ducks that live on the ponds, and see if you can spot any cute ducklings – this will be a great photo opportunity to snap some sweet pictures, so don’t forget your camera!

Australian Garden Show

One of the best and most iconic things about springtime in any city is the colour and scent explosion that a bit of sunshine brings to gardens everywhere.

Also held in Centennial Park, the Australian Garden Show is a great chance to see some of the beautiful and exquisite blooms all in one place.

Welcoming spring in style, the event is set to run from Sunday September 5 to Sunday September 8 every day.

Centennial Parklands Dining

Centennial Parklands Dining

Visitors can stop by to see spectacular floral installations and hear from the world’s leading experts in all things green-fingered.

Stop by at night time to be treated to a magical display of lights and flowers, and remind yourself why Sydney in springtime is simply the best time of year.