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Top 10 Things to do for a Sydney Summer
Summer in Sydney is all about getting outdoors and soaking up that all important vitamin D. There’s plenty of beaches from Bondi to Maroubra to choose from. However, there is more than one way to skin a cat (or you know get some fresh air in this case). So check out these ideas to help you enjoy Summer in Sydney.
Picnic on Mrs. Macquarie’s Point
Mrs. Macquaries Road
Summer is all about getting outdoors for the day, and there’s nothing that screams Sydney picnic like taking it in on the harbour. The point is the northernmost tip of The Domain, and gives perfect views of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Relax on Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, or even take a stroll into the adjacent Botanic Gardens – it’s all there.
Rozelle Public School, 663 Darling Street
Saturdays and Sundays 9am until 4pm
Although it’s open all year round, there’s no better time to visit Sydney’s favourite second hand markets than when the sun is out and the weather is fine. We all love a bargain, especially for that perfect vintage piece, and the Rozelle Market is exactly the place to find it.
photo by robynejay via Flickr
Secret Garden Festival
The Secret Garden Festival is always shrouded in… well… secrecy. You buy your ticket for this intriguing and loved up indie music festival and then, on the day the festival begins, they tell you where it’s going to be (always within an hour’s bus ride from the CBD) and who’s playing. How mysteriously exciting!
photo by The James Kendall via Flickr
Colour Me Rad Run
Colour Me Rad is an organisation that gets a whole load of people together for a five kilometre run, then throws a whole load of coloured dust at them. Now, these may seem like negatives, but the truth is that it’s a ludicrously fun event that works to raise money for The Australian Cancer Research Foundation. It’s good exercise, it’s for a good cause, and everyone enjoys getting a bit dirty every once in a while.
Sunset Cinema, North Sydney
North Sydney Oval, 2060
While most people are familiar with the Moonlight cinemas in Centennial Park, North Sydney Oval was the home of Australia’s first outdoor cinema. Every year, North Sydney Oval transforms itself into a beautiful outdoor cinema for those warm summer nights. Bring a blanket and get comfortable as the sun goes down, and the film begins. It’s the best way to take in a summer flick.
photo by badvoodoo404 via Flickr
Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre
The Seymour Centre at Sydney University has been running the summertime Courtyard Sessions for a while now. It’s the perfect way to wind down on a long, warm Friday evening – get a drink, chill out and take in the smooth tunes on offer that week.
photo by Eva Rinaldi via Flickr
420 Reservoir Road, 2148
There’s nothing like the extreme thrill of dropping down a winding plastic chute, rocketing into the darkness, only to be shot out the other end into a welcoming pool of crisp water. Beat the summer heat by heading out to Sydney’s newest attraction – the long awaited water park.
And if you are looking for discounted tickets to Wet and Wild just click on this link to Spreets
photo by Erick Opena via Flickr
Camp Cove Beach
Cove Street, Watsons Bay
Camp Cove is one of the worst kept secrets in Sydney. An undying favourite of the locals, this calm bay lies nestled a short walk north of Watson’s Bay and boasts pristine sands, calm, blue waters, and a lush green hill looking over the beach itself. It’s quiet, it’s secluded, and it’s absolutely perfect for whiling away the day.
Hit ‘N’ Giggle, Moore Park Golf Club
Cnr Anzac Pde & Cleveland St, 2021
Golf is often described as a good walk ruined, but that only applies if you’re no good at golf. For those ladies who would love to stop ruining a good walk on a beautiful summer’s day, head to Moore Park Gold for Hit ‘n’ Giggle – an hour of relaxed coaching with an ALPG pro.
photo by Naddsy via Flickr
Get the Ferry To Manly
One of the best things about Sydney is to take a ride on one of the iconic ferries. And what better place to head than Manly. During the summer there’s plenty going on such as the annual Australian Open of Surfing, which generally runs in February. Even if there is no specific event on head to the corso, soak up the good vibes, walk the beach and grab some food in one of the hundreds of bars, restaurants and cafes. As the locals say about Manly you are “only seven miles from Sydney and a million miles from care”
photo by sachman75 via Flickr
Writer & Photographer – James. W