Summer in Sydney

10 December 2013

Summer in Sydney is a wonderful time to be in this exciting city. Photo credit: Hamilton Lund, DNSW

Sydney’s beach, harbour and outdoor dining lifestyle come to life in summer. Here are just a few of the city’s best spots.

Beach lifestyle

Some of Sydney’s most famous locations are its world-class beaches dotted around the outskirts of the city and inner harbour.

Bondi and Manly beaches are two of the most popular choices, drawing thousands of people from around the world to their unbeatable sand, surf and atmospheres, with great restaurants and other activities such as the Bondi Open Air Cinema that will kick off in January, or the Manly Bike Tours.

Those looking for a more relaxed beach experience can plan a trip to one of Sydney’s secret beaches. From Vaucluse to Shelly Beach you can find a sprinkling of idyllic, beautiful beaches just right for picnics and secluded swims.

For the adventurist sign up for a surfing lesson at one of Sydney’s surf schools, or perhaps even a guided Sydney Harbour kayak tour.

Wine and dine

There is no shortage of bars, restaurants, cafes and exciting eateries to enjoy around the city in a delicious selection of great textures and flavours.

Try out what Sydney has to offer in terms of waterside dining. The Kiosk in Manly is a local favourite while Sean’s Panorama in Bondi is every bit as beautiful as it sounds.

Some of the best fresh produce in the city is available at the Sydney markets during weekends. Enjoy the tastiness, quality and value of great produce at spots like the Carriageworks Farmers Market and the Sydney Morning Herald Growers Market.

Alternatively, find a new favourite eatery or bar by simply heading out in your local area and try something new – you never know what you might find!

Find your sense of adventure

There are plenty of things to do in Sydney that will get your adrenalin up and your muscles moving.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb has got to be one of the best adventure activities available in the city, with its spectacular views of the harbour.

Get out and about in Sydney’s abundant natural reserves where you can pick from a range of walking tours, paddleboarding options and snorkelling opportunities!

Or you can get seriously extreme and jump out of a plane with Sydney Skydiving, or perhaps you could mix your Sydney summer activities and Skydive on the Beach, then spend the afternoon relaxing on the sand?

Big events

Hundreds of thousands of music fans flock to the city every year for the music festivals in Sydney. Sydney attracts some of the world’s top musical talent and rock concerts of epic proportions. On New Year’s Eve, Shore Thing will bring in the New Year with a massive concert on Bondi Beach with internationally renowned Skrillex headlining this exciting event.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of the most extravagant events on the city’s calendar and is on from 7th February, bringing vibrant colours and personalities to the streets of Sydney.

There’s so much on, you’ll have to visit the city more than once just to see it all – especially when it comes to the fashion markets! In Sydney, the possibilities are endless.