Experience Winter Early in Sydney: Top 5 Things to Do

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Escape the summer heat in the northern hemisphere and take a trip to Australia, known as the Land Down Under! The temperature rarely falls below 7 °C in Sydney even during winter (June to August), making this Australia city ideal for a cool getaway. With the bearable weather and occasional chilly wind, you won’t have to bundle up in heavy layers to enjoy these 5 activities in Sydney.

1. Whale-Watching Cruise

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Board a boat at Circular Quay and marvel at the majestic creature from a distance. If you are lucky enough, you may even catch sight of a few migratory whales. This is an experience worth getting all queasy and seasick for, hands down!

2. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge

One of the most famous landmarks in Australia, climb 134 meters up Sydney Harbour Bridge for a bird-eye view of the city. Choose from dawn, day, twilight or night climb to enjoy a 360 degrees panoramic view from the iron bridge.

>> Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

3. Costal walk from Bondi to Coogee

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Be greeted by as many as six beaches with an abundance of bays and cliffs on the coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee. Known as Sydney’s best scenic attraction, the 6 km coastal path starts from the iconic Bondi Icebergs and will take about two hours to complete.

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If you’d like to start the trail at a particular point along the route, it’s totally doable as well, with the bus transport links from various points along the route from Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly. Treat yourself to a drink at one of the many cafes and bars along Coogee as a reward after the long walk!

4. Wild Life Sydney Zoo

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Did you know that the Wild Life Sydney Zoo is the only indoor zoo in Australia? Located in the heart of Sydney on the city side of Darling Harbour, there are over 130 species with more than 6,000 Australian native wildlife there! You can interact with animals like the kolas and wallabies through daily shows and feeding sessions too — a must-go for animal lovers!

>> Wild Life Sydney Zoo (10% off)

5. Blue Mountains

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Situated within the World Heritage area, Blue Mountain in New South Wales, Sydney offers you a spectacular view for a day trip. From bushwalking to the Three Sisters at Echo Point, there are many attractions and endless activities you can do from camping to canyoning and even mountain biking, catering to both families to nature lovers alike.

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Experience winter weather early by heading to Sydney, Australia’s cool city. From iconic landmarks and majestic mountain landscapes to cuddly native animals, you can enjoy the best of nature without the sizzling heat. For more Aussie adventures, we recommend you to check these out:

>> Blue Mountain Explorer Bus Pass
>> Day Tour from Sydney: Blue Mountain National Park