Golden beaches, glittering water, iconic architecture . . . anyone’s list of what to see in Sydney is going to contain the classics. But we’ve gone a little off-map to bring you some tucked away gems too.
Spring in Sydney is simply a wonderful time. The days are sunny, the evenings longer, and the city is covered in bloom. It’s the best time to explore the Blue Mountains, enjoy outdoor festivals, and of course, to hop aboard an open-top bus tour.
If you’re keen to head abroad over the Christmas holidays, there are plenty of places where you can still get your festive fix. Go ice skating in New York’s Central Park, build sandmen in Dubai on the beach, or explore the Christmas Markets in Vienna.
Surfer dudes, sun worshippers, shore-side paddling toddlers – whatever your reason for heading sand-wards, Sydney has some of the finest coastal spots in the country.
Summer in Australia’s capital city runs from December until February, so if you’re travelling from the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll be in for a treat. Expect BBQs on the beach, huge summer parties and chilled-out vibes aplenty.