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Best time of year to visit Sydney

Moderate tourist numbers and pleasant temperatures make September to November and March to May the best time to visit Sydney. Spring (September–November) is perfect for taking photos of Jakaranda trees in bloom and treating yourself to a plate of Sydney oysters. Autumn (March–May) is all about delicacies like macadamia nuts or pine mushrooms. You can also have fun at the Sydney Royal Easter Show with its endless carnivals. December to February sees an influx of tourists to Sydney. The city is under attack of beachgoers, surfers, and nature lovers. Winter (June–August) in Sydney is relatively comfortable, and many hotels offer good deals.

17 THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY (APRIL 28 - MAY 07)

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

March–May | September–November (all year round) • activity

Try a unique and extreme way to get the most rewarding views

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

all year round • activity

The Sydney Opera House is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings

Surfing Around Sydney

Surfing Around Sydney

March–September • activity

Learn the art of riding a surfboard on high-quality waves!

Whale Watching in NSW

Whale Watching in NSW

May–November • nature

Witness northern or southern migration of these majestic mammals from land or boat

Kayaking

Kayaking

April–September • activity

Give your body the ultimate workout while kayaking in the most picturesque areas of Sydney

Bondi Icebergs Pool

Bondi Icebergs Pool

all year round • activity

Enjoy a swim in Sydney's most famous pool and get covered by giant ocean waves

Quince

Quince

March–July • food

One of the latest fruits of the year that will brighten up any dessert!

Sydney Fish Market

Sydney Fish Market

all year round • food

Fans of seafood will be delighted to visit the largest fish market in the Southern Hemisphere

Wendy's Secret Garden

Wendy's Secret Garden

all year round • activity

A heart-warming space and a story worth sharing

Diving in Gordon's Bay

Diving in Gordon's Bay

October–April • activity

Discover a fantastic underwater world in the most stunning diving spot in Sydney

SS Ayrfield Shipwreck

SS Ayrfield Shipwreck

all year round • activity

Can you picture an abandoned ship with a forest in it?

Scenic World Blue Mountains

Scenic World Blue Mountains

all year round • activity

Have a great time in one of the most fabulous tourist attractions of New South Wales

Pine Mushrooms (Saffron Milk Caps)

Pine Mushrooms (Saffron Milk Caps)

March–May • food

These grow in places where the soil is densely covered with old coniferous needles, and often hide under them

Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden

late August–early October | December–March (all year round) • nature

A world of discovery awaits you at a major botanical garden in the heart of Sydney

Macadamia

Macadamia

March–June • food

Taste the nut which is worth going nuts for

Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin Season

March–August • food

Pumpkin seeds were brought to Australia on the First Fleet back in 1788

Capsicum

Capsicum

December–May • food

This glossy and brightly colored fruit will be a good addition to your meal

20 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

December 25–December 30 • event

One of the world's most anticipated race that has a long history and offers some spectacular sights!

Beach Season in Sydney

Beach Season in Sydney

December–March • activity

Sydney has no shortage of places to swim or simply relax with a good book

Sydney New Year's Fireworks

Sydney New Year's Fireworks

December 31–January 01 • event

About one million people crowd to vantage points around the harbor for this dazzling pyrotechnics display

Ferrython

Ferrython

January 26 • event

You can't fully feel the spirit of Australia Day celebrations without the traditional Ferrython

Parkes Elvis Festival

Parkes Elvis Festival

January 07–11, 2020 • event

Experience one of the most significant tributes to Elvis in the world

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

December 26 • event

One of the best days to go shopping or enjoy a family BBQ

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

June 04–15, 2019 • event

Tune yourself to be the first in Australia to see the most brilliant and inspiring premiers

Jacaranda Trees in Bloom

Jacaranda Trees in Bloom

mid-October–November • nature

Sydney can definitely show off its exotic flora. The beautiful jacaranda tree brings the city back to life in spring

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

September 14, 2019 • event

Take in the numerous spectacular landmarks of the city during an unforgettable run

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

February 05, 2019 • event

Huge celebrations in Sydney, Melbourne and other cities last for several weeks and attract millions

Electric Gardens Festival

Electric Gardens Festival

February 02, 2019 • event

Electronic-centric music festival in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and also Auckland

AUS-X Open

AUS-X Open

November 08–09, 2018 • event

One of the biggest and most famous supercross and freestyle motocross events in the world

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Royal Easter Show

April 12–23, 2019 • event

Watch how "city meets country" in Sydney

Asparagus

Asparagus

September–November • food

In most refined dishes, asparagus should maintain its taste and structure: it should be slightly soft, but not too much

Festival of the Winds

Festival of the Winds

September 08, 2019 • event

Great fun on one of Sydney's most famous beaches

Sydney Rock Oyster

Sydney Rock Oyster

September–March • food

Are you ready to taste these fancy little bivalves with a glass of Champagne?

Christmas Season

Christmas Season

late November–late December • event

Holiday season in Sydney offers lots of traditional entertainment

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2019 • event

Watch the famous Sydney Opera House and Entertainment Quarter turn green

City2Surf

City2Surf

August 10, 2019 • event

Join thousands of runners from central Sydney to a scenic beach

Surfest

Surfest

February 02–March 16, 2019 • event

Australia's biggest surfing festival with a wide array of activities in and out of water