With summer saturating our news feeds with pictures of Bondi Icebergs it’s hard to believe that Sydney has more to offer. Enter Winter, the glorious season that can’t simply woo it’s audience with picturesque beaches and 30 degree sunny days. Winter is a season brimming with opportunity, now’s your time to see what Sydney is really made of, swap out these quintessential summer activities for more winter appropriate ones.
Bondi to Bronte walk for Vivid Sydney
Starts with V ends with IVID, heard of it? It’s only the biggest arts immersion Sydney has on offer. You only have to search the hashtag to see the inter web exploding with images of Sydney in all it’s lit up glory. Vivid is on until Saturday June 18th and boasts not only the incredible light show, but a series of events and pop-ups on offer.
Harbour Bridge Climb for Hunter Valley Tour
The best view in city on a balmy summers night is on every Sydney-siders bucket list, as day light savings finishes and the wet weather hits, put your blue and grey jumpsuit aside, wine country is calling! Home to over 100 vineyards, don’t let the weather hold you back, it’s nothing a good glass of red can’t fix.
Figure 8 Pools for Hot Springs
Although the allure of the infamous Figure 8 pools south of Sydney is ever present (even in winter) trust me, save yourself the woe of high tide rock climbs and road trip out to the blue mountains south of Sydney for a true Japanese onsen experience in their hot spring spas. $60 at Sparadise will give you access to their herbal steam bath, hot and cold spring baths and zen gardens for 3 hours. Where do I sign?
Watsons Bay Hotel for Bank Hotel Newtown
Swap out those Aperol sprits’ for a schooner of craft beer. With all the charms of the Watsons Bay Hotel atmosphere, Newtown’s Bank Hotel brings with it central heating (hallelujah) and a glorious ambience that oozes warmth in their beer garden.
Image source: True Blue Mountains, sirandmladydineout, Vivid Sydney