Sydney & Surroundings

The energetic metropolis of Sydney combines high culture, quality beaches and breathtaking natural beauty to provide the perfect destination for your dream holiday in Australia. Visitors can enjoy exquisite dining around Sydney Harbour and the historic Rocks area whilst taking in outstanding vistas of the ocean and the city. Sydney is also world famous for its colourful Mardi Gras festival and a spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display which illuminates the city. The golden sands of Bondi, Bronte, Coogee and Palm Beach offer a mixture of vibrancy and tranquility from which to enjoy surfing, swimming and sunbathing in Sydney. Nature lovers can enjoy bushwalking through the Sydney Harbour National Park, whilst the nearby Blue Mountains offers hikers the chance to experience stunning natural beauty. With a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, Sydney is an essential stop on your Australia holiday.

  • Aerial view of Sydney Opera House, Port Jackson in Sydney Harbour - Cultural Attractions of Australia

  • Dining at the Aqua Restaurant, Milsons Point in Sydney - Anson Smart

  • Surfing at Bondi Beach, Sydney - Tourism Australia

  • Swimmers in Bronte Baths in Sydney, NSW - Tourism Australia

  • Picnic on Shark Beach, Sydney Harbour - Tourism Australia

  • Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney - Tourism Australia

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - Tourism Australia

  • Coastal town of Kiama, south of Sydney, NSW - Tourism Australia

  • Wattamolla Falls, Royal National Park near Sydney - Tourism Australia

  • Balmoral Beach, Sydney - Karen Gallagher

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 26℃
  • 26℃
  • 25℃
  • 23℃
  • 20℃
  • 17℃
  • 17℃
  • 18℃
  • 21℃
  • 22℃
  • 23℃
  • 25℃
  • 8
  • 8
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 7

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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