Springtime in Sydney: What To Do, Where To Go

Spring is the best time to visit Sydney, with low rainfall and pleasant weather. Here are some of the best things to see and do in the city:

  • Visit the Australian Beer Festival at The Rocks.
  • See Sculpture by the Sea from Coogee to Bondi.
  • Attend the Opera House’s 40th birthday concert.
  • Take a cab, a hotel-drop shuttle-bus, or the AiportLink train to the city and harbour.
  • The CBD has stores with plenty of clothes and luxury goods.
  • The Shangri-La Hotel at The Rocks offers harbour views and the Blu Bar on 36 offers superb cocktails.
  • Visit the 1888 Hotel at Pyrmont inside a 19th-century wool store.
  • The Sydney Tower Eye provides a 360-degree view of the harbour and an open-air Skywalk.
  • Walk the 6 km clifftop path from Coogee to Bondi and pass two beaches and coves. The 800 m path from south of Coogee offers amazing views of the cliffs.
  • The Bucket List at Bondi Beach has fish, white wine and boutique beers.
  • The Intersection at Paddington has clothing stores representing Australia’s famous fashion designers.
  • Bulletin Place is the place to go for fresh, seasonal cocktails.
  • For outstanding wines, cocktails and Aussie cuisine, head to Café Sydney in Customs House.
  • Frankie’s Pizza is a cheerful place, serving cheap, traditional pizza, pies and slices.
  • For brunch, try Yum Cha at Marigold restaurant in the Citymark Building.
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens and Hyde Park show the beauty of nature and wildlife.
  • Ride the Manly Ferry or a Harley-Davidson and tour the harbour’s bays and beaches.
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art showcases Chinese and Aboriginal paintings, photography and film.
  • Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a panoramic, unobstructed harbour view.