Sydney is Australia’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city. It is an essential stop in any traveller’s itinerary. It’s also a superb introduction to Australia and New South Wales, the country’s most diverse state.
Sydney itself offers a mix of tours, attractions and events that allows visitors to discover this city. Surrounding the city is a wonderland of national parks, forests, mountains, river valleys and historic riverside towns.
Sydney temperatures generally fall within the mid 20's.
Sydney generally delivers clear sunny days common for around a third of the year.
Overall the city has a pleasantly mild climate.
The most popular time to visit is summer:
Temperatures range from 19 to 26 degrees Celsius (66 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit).
Be prepared though as some summer days the mercury can rise to over 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit).
In winter temperatures range from an average of 8 to 18 degrees Celsius (45 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit).
Although typically sunny, some days the city experiences chilly westerly winds generating from the Great Dividing Range which can make days extremely cold, especially in shaded areas.
Suitable Clothing, What to Wear
Lightweight clothing is generally considered suitable.
Summer can be extremely humid.
Sun protection is required in summer to protect yourself from the harsh Australian sun. Protective clothing, a broad brimmed hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are essential.
Whenever bushwalking in and around Sydney you will require comfortable sturdy shoes, and always carry water.
You will require a jacket on winter evenings.
The following commercial attractions have been included below for your consideration when planning a visit to Sydney and Sydney's surrounding regions:-
Top Sydney Commercial Attractions
- Bridge Climb
- Sydney Aquarium
- Sydney Wildlife World
- Luna Park
- Sydney Tower
- Sydney Tower Skywalk
- Taronga Zoo
- The IMAX Theatre
- Power House Museum
- Oceanworld Manly
Sydney Surrounds Top Commercial Attractions
- Scenic World Blue Mountains - Katoomba
- The Australian Reptile Park – Central Coast
- Featherdale Wildlife Park – Doonside, Blacktown
- Penrith Whitewater Stadium – Penrith
- Tree Top Adventure Park – Central Coast
- Jenolan Caves – Oberon, Blue Mountains region
- I Fly – Penrith
- Jamberoo Action Park – South Coast
- Mount Tomah Botanic Garden – Blue Mountains
- Wineries – Hunter Valley (North)