Spring is definitely in the air in Sydney. If you are contemplating a trip down under, there couldn’t be a better time than right now.
The weather is fine, the sun is out and the Jacaranda trees, which dot the city with a beautiful lilac purple, are in full bloom. Sydney is the most popular destination to visit in Australia and with so many things to see and do here, it’s no wonder why visitors keep coming back.
Springtime activities in Sydney:
Sail the Harbour: Rent a kayak from Rose Bay and paddle your way under the Sydney Harbour Bridge past the world famous Opera House. Or, if you’d like to take it easy, enjoy a scenic cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, past waterfront mansions, national parks and Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands.
Explore the Rocks: The Rocks is where Sydney began. This is where you’ll find historic workman’s cottages and elegant terraces, great art galleries and the city’s oldest pubs. This area of town is perfect to visit any time but if you are here on a Friday night don’t miss The Rocks Market by Moonlight. This is when you can shop under the stars, enjoy their free outdoor music scene and feed your hunger with an array of gourmet food options.
Hit the Beach: There are a number of great beaches in Sydney, the most famous being Bondi Beach, which is great for a relaxing day in the sun. Depending on what kind of beach lover you are, this place has one to suit every taste. If you like surfing, try Bronte, Tamarama or Palm Beach. If you have a day with the kids planned, go to Clovelly Beach. And if you want to try scuba diving, Gordons Bay is perfect for you.
Where to Stay in Sydney:
With so many great hotels in Sydney to stay at, picking one will be hard. Here are my personal favorites:
opening photo: Jim Hulme Photography