It’s that time of the year when we start digging out our coats, scarves and gloves from the bottom of the cupboard. Yes, winter is officially here! It’s not the same anymore as BBQ’s by the beach becomes a thing of the past and cold beer is substituted for mulled wine and hot chocolate. There are loads of options to keep you busy in Sydney during the winters!
- Christmas in July:
Christmas just isn’t the same in Sydney as it is in the northern hemisphere. Instead of the snowy climate and families huddled together in the living room after feasting on the food, you spend your Christmas on the beach enjoying a nice Aussie BBQ. This is where the concept of “Christmas in July” comes into the picture. Sydney transforms itself into a winter wonderland during the coldest months of the year, making it the perfect setting to enjoy the festivities the way it should be celebrated. Market stalls are set up around the ice rinks at Bondi beach and Darling Harbour which guarantees the ultimate cosy Christmas atmosphere. Sydney is probably one of the very few places on Earth where Christmas is celebrated twice a year, and it is completely worth it.
- Eat and Drink
Winter is the perfect time to indulge in hot and comforting meals. Sydney’s famous roast dinner is the perfect recipe to eat your way through Saturday night’s hangover. Restaurants at Bondi, Balmain and Darlinhurst serve the best dishes along with special Smokin’ Sundays offers on the last Sunday of every month.
- Beach Walks
It is never too cold for a beach walk! The 6 km stretch from Corgee to Bondi is one of Sydney’s most famous coastal walks. You could even enjoy an Aussie BBQ by the beach and catch a glimpse of whales swimming by if you are lucky!
- Sydney Attractions
If you still haven’t been to see Sydney’s main attractions, winter is the perfect time to do it! Check out the beautiful sea creatures at Sydney Sea Life and meet your favourite celebs at Madame Tussauds. You could also hop over the ferry and head over to Sydney’s tower eye for panoramic views of the city. Visiting The Star, Sydney’s casino, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, serves you all the entertainment you could ever wish for. You don’t necessarily have to gamble your way through the night, just enjoy a drink while watching a game on one of the TV’s.
- Aussie Culture
Get to know more about this beautiful country by visiting one of the numerous museums strewn across the country. History buffs will love strolling around the Nicholson museum. Art lovers wouldn’t want to miss out on the Museum of contemporary art. The Hyde Park Barracks Museum is a small and cosy environment offering a very inviting feeling.
With all these lovely activities to do during the cold winters, your stay in Sydney is sure to leave you spellbound, especially when you are cocooned in the warm and cosy apartments from Smart Cocoon.