15 Ways to Enjoy Sydney in the Fall

March 19, 2012 by

Local Recommendations, Sightseeing, Things To Do, Tours & Activities, Travel Tips

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour

Fall is a great time to visit Sydney. The extreme heat of summer is gone but the days are still sunny and warm enough for light clothes or a day at the beach. And the soft light of the cool, early mornings displays the city’s glittering harbour waters at their best.

Starting in March and ending on May 31, fall (autumn) is a quieter and less expensive season for travelers. Big events to occur at this time include the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (early March), the St Patrick’s Day parade (March), Easter and Anzac Day – a day off for all Australians on April 25 to commemorate the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli in WWI.

Slightly cooler conditions (average daily temperate 22°C (72°F)) make fall a perfect time for walking, being outside and exploring the city sights. Here’s a list of a few ideas to help you make the most of the beautiful, autumnal weather:

  1. Walk along the cliff top from Bondi to Coogee
  2. Explore the historic Rocks area
  3. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  4. Take a cruise on Sydney Harbour
  5. Eat a picnic in the Royal Botanical Gardens
  6. Hang out on one of Sydney’s many city beaches
  7. Visit Taronga Zoo
  8. Catch the ferry across to Manly
  9. Take a swim in an ocean pool
  10. Enjoy a meal at Darling Harbour
  11. Chow down in Chinatown
  12. Try something new! Learn how to surf; go hang-gliding or paragliding
  13. Go on a bushwalk at the nearby Royal National Park
  14. Visit the wineries in the Hunter Valley
  15. Head to the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves

- Emma McMahon

Planning a trip? Browse Viator’s Sydney tours and things to do, Sydney attractions, and Sydney travel recommendations, or book a private tour guide in Sydney for a customized tour!

, , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply