The winter season should not hinder you from enjoying your stay in Double Bay and your accommodation in Sydney. Double Bay is located just 15 minutes from the city centre, and can be reached by ferry. It is home to lush, green parks, pavement cafes, exclusive boutiques, and grand residences.
Enjoy your vacation in Double Bay, regardless of the season. Read our top 10 things you can do this winter while you are in Double Bay.
1. Experience Vivid Sydney.
If you’re planning to go to Sydney in winter, it’s best to go from late May to early June for Vivid Sydney.
Vivid Sydney is an annual event of light, music, and ideas. It is a 3-week festival that features an outdoor gallery of lighting sculptures, contemporary music program, creative industry forums and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House Sails. This year, Vivid Sydney ended on 17 June. If you’re just on the way to Double Bay now, it’s okay – there are still tons of other things to do here in the winter. Keep reading!
2. Shop to your heart’s content!
If you live and breathe to shop, then Double Bay will satisfy the shopaholic in you. Double Bay is a stylish area, with exclusive designer boutiques. Take your pick from European designers and brands from Prada to Jimmy Choo.
Shop in boutiques like Cosmopolitan Shoes, Zahli Crystal Couture, Jan Logan, Belinda and Busatti for amazing finds such as designer bags, Swarovski-encrusted clothing, and handcrafted jewelleries. Shopping has never been this delightful, making Double Bay a haven for fashionistas.
3. Take a walk at Redleaf Beach.
Redleaf Beach is an idyllic seashore, perfect for lazy walks and sightseeing. On hot days, the Murray Rose Pool is perfect for swimming, as it provides a safe enclosure to swim in. There is also a wrap-around pontoon where you can take a romantic walk and just enjoy the breathtaking harbour side view.
4. Explore Australian wildlife in Taronga Zoo.
Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including rare and endangered animals. The zoo overlooks the Sydney Harbour, and can be reached by ferry. Admission fee includes daily shows, keeper talks, and access to Sydney’s only cable car, the Sky Safari.
Dare yourself to take on Wild Ropes, the zoo’s new sky high adventure, where you can cross suspension bridges and soar through the trees. Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes from the city, and is open the whole year round.
5. Go whale watching.
Experience the annual migration of majestic whales along the North South Wales coast. May to November is whale-watching season in Sydney. You can choose to watch from the headlands and viewing platforms along the coast, or join whale-watching cruises.
6. Go on a gastronomic experience.
Double Bay is home to restaurants that employ excellent chefs. Choose from European to Asian inspired cuisine. Visit and try D’Bees, Spice Market, Limoncello, Sake Restaurant and Bar, and Aesops. Its wide array of stylish restaurants and cafes makes it an ideal place for lunch and romantic dinners.
7. Bar-hop and mingle with the locals.
The Golden Sheaf Hotel has three bars, perfect for people-watching and mingling with the locals. Its alfresco area and rhythmic beats ensure patrons a great night of entertainment beneath the Australian night skies. They also serve delicious foods to keep your tummies full and satisfied.
You can also check out Stillery and the Royal Oak Hotel for some gin or wine.
8. Enjoy Sydney, from above.
Sydney Seaplanes will tour you around the Sydney skies, giving you unparalleled views of the Sydney Harbour, the Eastern and Northern Beaches, and the Hawkesbury River. The tour package includes scenic flights, gourmet lunch and overnight accommodations.
9. Sail the spectacular Sydney Harbour.
The world-famous Sydney Harbour, one of the largest natural harbours in the world, is a gateway to access other parts of Sydney. It is a water playground for ferries, yachts, and kayaks.
One way to fully experience the beauty the harbour has to offer is to take a Sydney ferry. The ferry passes many of Sydney’s landmarks, such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge,
10. Go organic in Double Bay Organic and Food Market.
The Double Bay Organic and Food Market, situated in Guilfoyle Park, is open every Thursday. The market offers a wide range of organic fruits and vegetables, and yummy lunch and dinner treats. You can have a lovely lunch in the park or grab a cup of coffee, while the kids enjoy the pony rides and the baby animal farm.
Book a Sydney accommodation today!
Complete your stay in Double Bay with a wonderful Sydney accommodation at reasonable prices. Book with Savoy Hotel! Located in Knox Street, you get easy access to the city centre when you stay with us.
Call us at 02-9326-1411, and have a memorable stay at Double Bay, Sydney!