Spring is here, and it’s one of the best times to visit Sydney.
From September to November, daily temperatures range from 11°C to 23°C or 52°F to 73°F – with less rain than in the summer.
Springtime in Sydney is cool and comfortable, with bright blue skies and beautiful blooms that draw you outdoors. There are plenty of things to do and sights to see, so get out there and discover the city!
Explore the urban jungle
The Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge are two of Australia’s famous landmarks. They are definitely a must-see if you’re in Sydney.
If you’re travelling with family, take the kids to Skyzone Alexandria for some indoor rock climbing.
The Sydney Fringe Festival rolls around in September and highlights the cultural vibe of the city. Watch local artists perform in hidden bars as you unearth parts of Sydney that you might have never seen or heard before.
Sydney is known for its impressive flora, which are in full display at the annual Tulip Time Festival. Australia’s oldest and best-loved floral parade showcases over 90,000 tulips in bloom!
The town of Bowral, located southwest of Sydney, offers more than just tulips. Check out the hiking trails, wild swimming spots, and waterfalls in this beautiful part of the Southern Highlands.
If you love the ocean breeze, walk down the coast from Bondi to Coogee and enjoy a magnificent view of towering sandstone cliffs and Aboriginal engraving sites from Bronte Beach.
Visitors in town at the end of October are treated to the world’s largest public sculpture exhibition during the annual Sculpture by the Sea festival. One of Sydney’s most well-loved festivals, Sculpture by the Sea is a spectacular art display along the iconic Sydney-Bronte coast.
Spring is not complete without celebrating Good Food Month in October, where Sydney’s talented chefs serve the best food, wine, and local produce. The night noodle markets are always a crowd favourite, so don’t forget to check them out.
Commune with Mother Nature
Spring is also a great time to get out of your comfort zone. Don’t just walk around the city or you might miss out on those beautiful scenic tours waiting for you outside Sydney.
Australia is known for its world-class beaches, and while most people go in the summer, the truth is spring is the best time to enjoy the sun and sand. Spring has lots of sunny weather minus the thousands of sunbathing tourists.
While you are at Bondi Beach, why not try a new sport? Windsurfing, surfing, or kite-flying are some of your options. You can also catch one of the largest kite festivals in the world in early September. You also get to watch professional kite flying demonstrations and the circus during the Festival of the Winds.
Springtime is also great for camping! You don’t even have to spend a lot because there are plenty of free campgrounds around the city with pleasant hiking and swimming spots.
Spread out that picnic blanket at the scenic Barangaroo Reserve, or check out the Aboriginal sites at the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
The Wildlife Sydney Zoo is always a hit among the kids with its Kangaroo Walkabout, Wallaby Cliffs, Nightfall, Koala Rooftop, Platypus Pools, and Devil’s Den attractions.
If you love road trips, make a quick drive to the Hunter Valley for some rest and recreation for your body and soul.
Escape from the bustling city and head to the Blue Mountains, where there are plenty of great retreats. You are never going to run out of things to do here, even if hiking is not your thing.
Best places in Sydney to visit this spring
As you leave the city, drive down the South Coast for more gorgeous views. The Royal National Park offers plenty of opportunities for fishing, birdwatching, bushwalking, whale watching, and barbecuing.
For the extreme adventurer, Stanwell Park is the perfect place for daring pursuits. This idyllic beach town offers paragliding, hang-gliding, horse riding, paintball, and Harley Davidson motorcycle cruises. Try the thrilling tandem glide with your significant other, or watch hang gliders and paragliders soar over the cliffs and ocean.
Springtime in Sydney is perfect for walking tours, and here are some of the best places to explore around the city.
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens is just a quick walk from the Sydney Opera House. Admire the explosion of colours as you stroll down hectares of greenery with rare plants, flowers, and trees all over. Perhaps its most popular attraction is the Palace of Rose Garden, where you can find different species of roses in bloom.
Another oasis in the middle of the city is Hyde Park. Take in some fresh air as you walk around its gorgeous lawns, attractive fountains, and bountiful fauna. Hyde Park is the oldest park in Australia, so there’s plenty of history here.
One of Sydney’s most valued natural attractions is Centennial Park – home to over 15,000 trees, abundant wildlife, beautiful ponds, and lovely flower beds. This parkland has vast open green spaces where you can go birdwatching, horseback riding, cycling, or a simple picnic with the family.
Featherdale Wildlife Park
For a hands-on wildlife experience, take the whole family to Featherdale Wildlife Park. This 50-year-old park is home to over 2,000 native animals from more than 260 different species and boasts the world’s most extensive collection of Australian wildlife. Here you would find koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingos, echidnas, wombats, bilbies, Tasmanian devils, and the world’s largest collection of Australian bird species.
You can meet and pet a koala in the Koala Sanctuary under the supervision of an expert koala keeper and take home a souvenir photo. And for $3 per cup, you can feed kangaroos and wallabies in a walk-in enclosure!
Featherdale also has a stunning collection of reptiles – including the world’s most venomous snake – and houses over 30 endangered or vulnerable species on the verge of extinction.
Book your Sydney accommodation today
Visiting Sydney is a fantastic experience, especially if you do not have to bump into crowds. Spring is the best time to do this. Book your accommodation in Sydney at The Savoy Double Bay Hotel, where all the above attractions are accessible. Call us at 02 9326 1411 or email your enquiries to email@example.com.