Planing a trip to Sydney

There are lots of things to think about when you are planning a trip to Sydney. These are some considerations to think about.
Time – if you only have a couple of days in Sydney, then seeing the Harbour, Opera House and Harbour Bridge is probably the only things you will have time to see. If you have more days in Sydney then you will have time to see a lot more, and even get a chance to head out of Sydney to the Blue Mountains or wineries. There are lots or choices, depending on your interests – and you will find these on the website here.

Weather – There are things happening all the way through the year – and Sydney is mostly sunny in the daytimes in all seasons.  January and February are the hottest months, and June and July the coldest. It doesn’t snow in Sydney, so it is easy to get around even on a wet day.

Events – Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) sees the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, and also Boxing Day sales in the shops, and then New Year’s Eve is a big event with fireworks in the city at night marking the start of the New Year, with January being a festival month in Sydney when there are lots of live outdoor music, wine, dance, and entertainers.
Most Australians take their main Christmas Holiday in early January, which is also the long School Holiday break time too – so beaches can be full of people, but it is also a great to be in Sydney too, and ideally, if you can, be on the Harbour to see the yachts and fireworks.
It is also Mango season and all the stone fruits are in season too – so a great time for bar-b-cues and enjoying fresh food.
February and March are back to work months, so are less busy in the Tourist places, but this leads up to Easter when the Sydney Royal Easter Show starts – running over a 2 week period, showcasing cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, crafts and other activities, as well as having showbags and carnival rides for kids. It is the biggest show in Australia.
April and May are the autumn months, so it is not so hot, so easy to get around with less crowds than the summer months.
Winter may be cold at night, but the days generally warm up, and this is a great time to visit the Blue Mountains to experience the mists, cold and warm up in front of a fire in one of the hotels or guesthouses in Katoomba or Leura, or visit the wineries in Mudgee or the Hunter Valley.
Spring in August and September brings a rush of flowers, and this is also a nice time to visit the Mountains, the wineries or head down to Canberra. October is also very nice too, when the weather is warming up as it approaches summer and the end of the year leading into Christmas.
Enjoy your travels.

Geoff Stuart

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