Sydney NSW in Winter

Looking to escape the summer heat? One of the best times to visit Sydney NSW is during Australia's winter season. Ranging from about 8°C to 16°C, the temperature is perfect for a getaway and a great time to enjoy everything the harbor city has to offer. Car rental in Sydney is the best way to get the most out of your holiday.

Harbour Activities

Sydney surrounds the world's largest natural harbour. Take advantage by:

Whale watching (migration season)
Taking a harbour cruise
Riding the Sydney Ferry to Manly Harbour
Lolling around on the beach
Participating in City to Surf in August

Particularly if you holiday in June, visit the harbour at night, when it's alight with laser shows, illuminations, displays, and 3D-mapped projections, transforming it into a shimmering wonderland, ripe with colour.

Downtown Activities

The most populous city in Australia, downtown Sydney is ripe for a walking tour. Pass the Sydney Opera House. For music lovers, the Australian International Music Festival is held in early July. Explore the Royal Botanic Gardens, Wild Life Sydney and several parks. Stroll across the Sydney Bridge and buy goods in Paddy's Markets, a fixture since the mid-1800's, where you can find t-shirts, jewelry and other items.

When you get hungry, select from dozens of pubs and restaurants offering a myriad of options from fresh seafood to savory Indian cuisine.

If you visit in June, participate in Night Markets at Carriageworks as part of Vivid City.

In July, sample the trendiest foods and tastes at the Good Food and Wine Show, where famous chefs cook live and right in front of you.

Indoor Activities

When it's time to warm up for a minute, head indoors to:

Work your way through a laser beam maze
Jump! at the indoor trampoline park
Survey the night sky at the Sydney Observatory
Experience the nightlife at the surviving clubs
Skateboard on an indoor street course

Surrounding Areas

Use your car rental in Sydney to visit the surrounding areas, such as driving into the Blue Mountains, west of the city for the Yulefest. Christmas carols. Roaring log fires. Snow men. Delicious holiday meals. The perfect Christmas in July. While you're nearby, stop by Scenic World, which features the a glass-floored Skyway (270 metres in the air) and the steepest incline railway in the world.

With few winter holidays, prices for hotels and car rentals in Sydney drop, so you can make the most of your holiday.