Best time to visit Sydney

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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.

16 THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY (NOVEMBER 06 - NOVEMBER 15)

Jacaranda Trees in Bloom

Jacaranda Trees in Bloom

mid-October–November • nature

Every spring Sydney shows off its beauty due to lavish jacaranda tree blooms

Christmas Season

Christmas Season

early November–late January  • event

Holiday season in Sydney offers lots of traditional entertainment

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

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

Whale Watching in NSW

Whale Watching in NSW

May–November • nature

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

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

Wendy's Secret Garden

Wendy's Secret Garden

all year round • activity

A heart-warming space and a story worth sharing

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

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

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?

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

Whale & Dolphin Watching

Whale & Dolphin Watching

early May–late November • nature

A fascinating annual migration of giant sea mammals

Sydney Rock Oyster

Sydney Rock Oyster

September–March • food

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

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

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

September–April • activity

Feel the non-stop adrenaline of kiting around Botany Bay and in many other locations

31 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Sydney New Year's Fireworks

Sydney New Year's Fireworks

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

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

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival

out of rangeAugust 17–25, 2024 • event

Hanami season occurs at Auburn Botanic Gardens every August

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney

out of rangeMay 24–June 15, 2024 • event

An award-winning light festival and the best tourist event in Sydney

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

out of rangeMarch 14–17, 2024 • event

Watch The Rocks neighborhood and the famous Sydney Opera House turn green

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

out of rangeJanuary–February, 2024 • event

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

Pine Mushrooms (Saffron Milk Caps)

Pine Mushrooms (Saffron Milk Caps)

out of rangeMarch–May • food

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

Halloween in Sydney

Halloween in Sydney

out of rangeOctober 20–31, 2023 • event

Get into the holiday spirit with magical cruises, houses of horrors, and a zombie walk

Winter Magic Festival

Winter Magic Festival

out of rangeJune 21-23, 2024 • event

Celebrate winter solstice in the beautiful Blue Mountains

Chinese New Year in Sydney

Chinese New Year in Sydney

out of rangeFebruary 10–25, 2024 • event

Celebrate the Year of the Ox with traditional food, fireworks, and festivities around the city

Ferrython

Ferrython

out of rangeJanuary 26 • event

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

Electric Gardens Festival

Electric Gardens Festival

out of rangeMarch 30–April 7, 2024 (March 30—Melbourne, March 31—Sydney, April 6-7—Perth) • event

Electronic-centric music festival in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth

AUS-X Open

AUS-X Open

out of rangeNovember 30, 2024 • event

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

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

out of rangeDecember 26 • event

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

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

out of rangeDecember 26–December 31 • event

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

Quince

Quince

out of rangeMarch–July • food

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

Sydney Marathon

Sydney Marathon

out of rangeSeptember 15, 2024 • event

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

Parkes Elvis Festival

Parkes Elvis Festival

out of rangeJanuary 8-12, 2025 • event

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

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

out of rangeJune 5-16, 2024 • event

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

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Royal Easter Show

out of rangeMarch 22-April 2, 2024 • event

Watch how "city meets country" in Sydney

Beach Season in Sydney

Beach Season in Sydney

out of rangeDecember–March • activity

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

Sydney Mardi Gras

Sydney Mardi Gras

out of rangeFebruary 16–March 3, 2024 • event

Celebrate queer culture at the jaw dropping parade

Surfing Around Sydney

Surfing Around Sydney

out of rangeMarch–September • activity

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

Festival of the Winds

Festival of the Winds

out of rangeearly September • event

Great fun on one of Sydney's most famous beaches

Manly Jazz

Manly Jazz

out of rangeSeptember 20–22, 2024 • event

Jazz on the beach and much more in northern Sydney

Kayaking

Kayaking

out of rangeApril–September • activity

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

Sydney Marathon

Sydney Marathon

out of rangeSeptember 15, 2024 • event

The largest and most popular running event in New South Wales

Macadamia

Macadamia

out of rangeMarch–June • food

Taste the nut which is worth going nuts for

Surfest

Surfest

out of rangeFebruary 10-March 17, 2024 • event

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

Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin Season

out of rangeMarch–August • food

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

City2Surf

City2Surf

out of rangeAugust 11, 2024 • event

Join thousands of runners from central Sydney to a scenic beach

Capsicum

Capsicum

out of rangeDecember–May • food

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

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