7 Best Things to Do in Sydney in The Summer

Let us tell you that the summer season in Sydney is spectacular. You couldn’t have chosen a better time to visit this city. There are tons of different things to do and experience in this amazing Australian city.

From daytime activities to spectacular nightlife, you are in for quite a ride. Here are the 7 best things to do in Sydney in the summer.

1.      Visit Sydney’s beaches

You can’t be in Sydney without visiting some of its most popular beaches. Whether you like to swim, surf, sunbathe or just stroll along the beach, summer is the perfect time to enjoy Sydney’s beaches.

Hot weather and long summer days can also be a perfect excuse for you to go beach hopping. Sydney has more than 100 beaches, so choosing a different one every day shouldn’t be a problem.

Of course, don’t forget to visit Bondi beach – the most famous Aussie beach and the jewel of Sydney. Other beautiful beaches should be on your list as well and those include Coogee, Manly, Bronte, Shark beach, and so on.

2.      Boating in Sydney

Summer in Sidney is for outdoor activities so it only makes sense that we mention this amazing activity. There’s nothing better than boating in Sydney Harbor. Just imagine, a beautiful summer day, sun kissing your skin, breeze in your hair, and a spectacular view of Sydney Harbor.

And no, you don’t need to own a boat to be able to experience this. If you’re in Sydney with a group of friends, you can charter a boat for a private cruise. The other more affordable option includes you catching a ferry around the Harbor.

You can also enjoy the view of Sydney Harbor with the help of different boat tours, leisure boat hire, heritage fleet cruises, and many other types of tours and cruises. If you’re a sporty person, you’d like to know that you can rent a kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or something similar and enjoy paddling around the Harbor.

3.      Sydney Harbor Bridge

Since we’re in the Harbor area, we must tell you that here you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventure – climbing the Harbor Bridge. Yes, you read that right. You can climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge even if you’re afraid of heights.

Climbing the bridge is a unique experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. And climbing in the summer months is even more spectacular, with all the breathtaking, magnificent views of Sydney.

4.      Experience Sydney nightlife

There’s nothing quite like a night out in Sydney, especially during summer. If you thought that the city is alive only during the daytime, you’re in for quite a surprise.

Sydney nightlife is something else. Depending on where your interests lie, you can choose anything from Sydney’s finest clubs, pubs, and bars. On the other hand, if you want something more exotic and risque, you can visit some of the hottest Sydney brothels or even some of the best Sydney casinos.

Of course, there are other nighttime activities that you may find interesting. Visiting the Art Gallery of NSW, enjoying open-air cinemas or any of Sydney’s theaters, including the famous Sydney Opera House.

5.      Enjoy Sydney’s summer festivals

Summer is the time for some of the hottest Sydney festivals including Christmas day, New Year’s Eve, and Mardi Gars. If you’re used to traditional white Christmas day, you’d be delighted to witness Christmas day on a beach and in summer.

The same can be said about New Year’s Eve in Sydney. It’s nothing short of spectacular with amazing fireworks over the Sydney Harbor Bridge.

As for Mardi Gars, well, it’s a celebration of life and diverse LGBTQI communities. If you’re up for colorful parades and loud music, then experiencing Mardi Gras in Sydney is a must.

6.      Cycle around the City Park

For those of you who prefer active summers, we recommend cycling around the City Park. This park is the third-largest in the city and as such the best place to enjoy a bit of nature in a concrete jungle.

While cycling, you’ll be able to enjoy not only nature but the local architecture, monuments, and other heritage sites around the park. Fresh air, sun, and a light breeze in your hair, all that while enjoying the best views of Sydney from the park!

7.      Explore Sydney’s pools

We know that Sydney’s beaches are spectacular and an absolute must-visit, but Sydney also has amazing pools with sensational views.

Probably the most famous pool in Sydney is the Bondi icebergs pool. This pool is situated along the shore of Bondi Beach and features a 50-meter eight-lane Olympic-sized pool and a smaller pool suitable for children. This pool is one of the most stunning pools in the whole world.

In addition to the Bondi icebergs pool, you should also visit Dawn Fraser Baths, Wylie’s Baths, Murray Rose pool, Dee Why rock pools, and Bronte Baths to name a few. 

With these 7 best things to do in Sydney, we have merely scratched the surface. Sydney is a city with endless possibilities where you can never get bored.

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