Sydney is one of the most popular vacation and tourist destinations in the world. Many visitors would like to know the best time to visit Sydney so that they can enjoy their visit or vacation. It can often be jarring to visit a city at a wrong time of the year and you find out that the parks and tourist attractions are closed.
The consensus is that Sydney is comfortable for visitors throughout the year. The best time for you just depends on what sort of activities you would want to engage in once you are in Sydney.
With over 300 sunny days a year, Sydney is great for outdoor activities. From April through September, visitors can really enjoy Sydney’s outdoor lifestyle. For most people, these months would be the appropriate time to visit and have an intense and enjoyable vacation.
Depending on what sort of activities you want to engage in, here is a season by season breakdown of recommended activities & the climatic conditions in Sydney.
Summer (December to February): Do you want to cruise at Sydney’s famed Harbour City? Want a tan? The summer months in Sydney provide opportunity for all that and more. There are a variety of outdoor activities to partake in (picnics, swimming, surfing, shopping, to name a few). It is also a great time to hit the beaches (The World Famous Beach – Bondi Beach). In addition, you can enjoy a hot summer Christmas season and be one of the earliest groups to celebrate New Year coming. It is by far, the best time to visit for most tourists. The only thing to watch out for is the heat as temperatures tend to be high. You should pick appropriate dressing and drink a lot of water so you can feel comfortable.
Autumn (March to May): During the Sydney autumn season, you will enjoy warm days and mild nights and a generally pleasant weather. Visits to landmarks such as Taronga Zoos and Royal Botanic Garden. It is not as hot as summer and you can get away with putting on bulkier clothing. In addition, if you are coming with your family. Then this would be a great time to spend a whole day in Sydney Royal Easter Show. The show includes different animals show, agricultural display, different competitions including wood chopping and flower & garden competition. Your kids would love to meet different types of wild life animals and the most important thing is get a showbag for them.
Winter (June to August): You may able to visit the beaches during this season if you are a big fan of surfing. If this is too cold for you, this would be a great time for you to enjoy a lovely brunch in cafes, explore the food & drink culture in Sydney CBD area. Tourists can also experience one of the most spectacular lighting show in the world – Vivid Sydney that normally hold in June. Every year Vivid Sydney transforms Sydney CBD & Chatswood into a colorful canvas of light.
Spring (September to November): As from September, Sydney goes into the dry season. You generally enjoy the same range of activities as in summer. You can hit the beaches, bushwalk and cycle. It is a great time to visit if you don’t mind the heat. Also in October, the best month for Jacaranda Trees to come to life. You will be able to see purple/blue flowers filling up the whole Sydney city and surrounding suburbs.
Overall, Sydney is one of the best cities to relax and vacation. You can visit the city all year round and have a great time. You can use the information above to decide what the best time would be for you to travel to Sydney.