Explore Sydney and beyond

November is a great time of year to visit beautiful Sydney.  November is on the cusp of Spring and Summer with daytime temperatures usually hovering around a comfortable 20-24°C (68-75°F).  Whether you are a nature lover, theatre lover, foodie or shopaholic – there is something for everyone in Sydney!

NATURE:

Humpback Whale ImageFrom the cliff tops at Coogee and Bondi you may catch the last of the humpback whales as they make their great southern migration with their newborn calves (Coogee to Bondi coastal walk).  The Jacaranda trees are blooming – turning on a show for those who love vivid shades of mauve along the leafy green streets.  There are various places to meet our cute and cuddly native animals (Sydney Wildlife World, Taronga Zoo).  Birdlife around Sydney is prolific. Rainbow lorrikeets, cockatoos and various other beautiful birds are resident in Sydney and beyond.

ADVENTURE:

Image of BridgeclimbClimb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney.  Take a jet boat tour of Sydney’s iconic harbour or step out onto SKYWALK (at twice the height of the Sydney Harbour Bridge it’s the highest point in Sydney!)  Scuba dive, snorkel or swim in Gordan’s Bay or at Coogee Beach, or go surfing at Bondi.

FOOD:

With an abundance of fresh produce, great seafood and multicultural influences, Sydney’s restaurants and cafés cater for a range of tastes and budgets.

SHOPPING:

Visit the grand Queen Victoria Building with its stylish boutiques and markets.  If markets more readily satisfy your need for retail therapy there are plenty in Sydney to choose from.

CULTURE & HERITAGE:

Book a show at Sydney’s iconic Sydney Opera House – or check out the other multitude of musical and theatrical performances going on around town.

Aboriginal people have a long connection with Sydney, dating back at least 50,000 years before the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788.  There are cruises, walking tours, museums and art galleries in Sydney which introduce visitors to Aboriginal culture and traditions.

BEYOND SYDNEY:

Beyond Sydney there are many great destinations to explore in regional NSW, from some of the world’s best surfing beaches and national parks to wonderful wine regions. The World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains are two hours from the city centre by train.

USEFUL LINKS:

https://www.sydney.com/

https://www.visitnsw.com/