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1 day Sydney Itinerary Not to Miss!

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Sydney in winter

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Sydney Winter Weather

The average temperature during Winter gets down to as low as 8 degrees Celcius (46 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day so ensure you bring your jacket. On the other hand, the mild climate (well compared to some places worldwide) is perfect for some walking tours that are far too hot during summer.

Transport in Sydney in Winter

Whatever type of car you choose to travel in, this mode of transport can be expensive. Do not be tricked into peak hour rates because the ride can cost you more than triple during these times.

Opal cards

Please pick up your opal card when you arrive in Sydney; you can pick them up from any train station or convenience store. Trains and buses will not allow you to pay cash, so this is the only way to ride Sydney’s transport system.

Download the app for the convenience of topping up your opal card when needed. However, you can now use your debit or credit card to tap on and off public transport.

Travelling by train is the quickest way to get around Sydney. Although the journey in Winter is more pleasant, be mindful not to be caught up during peak hours when this means standing room only.

I love the ferry rides in Sydney, but the Winter months can be too cold to snap photos outside on the deck.

Sydney in winter

Accommodation in Sydney

Remember to ask for a room overlooking the harbour as there is nothing like waking up to Sydney’s iconic Opera House. The location is within walking distance of great restaurants, the infamous ferry pier and the incredible Opera House itself.

We have stayed here many times and have always been happier with our time here. If you want more recommendations, check out Sydney’s Staycations article here.

Morning Walk in Sydney in Winter

The Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk

We have all heard of this walk, haven’t we? So there is no question that It is overcrowded in the summer months. So it doesn’t make it ideal because too many people are on the trail, and it can get boiling.

During the winter months, you see only the locals walking and running this strip, and it becomes more enjoyable for that alone. If you can’t get enough, keep walking to Maroubra, where you will find some great little cafes. There are some great hiking ideas in a previous article that might be of interest.

Coogee to Bondi Walk

Lunchtime activity in Sydney in Winter

Ice Skating in Bondi

Afternoon Activity in Sydney in Winter

Whale Watching 

Night time event in Sydney in Winter

Sydney Vivid Light and Art Show


Food and Beverages


Little Jack Horner

Why not start the morning by enjoying a healthy breakfast before heading out on the coastal walk? This cafe in Coogee is a great place to sit and watch the world go by as you eat a delicious meal. Great location with excellent service, delicious food and a sensational view.


Icebergs in Bondi

If you are by the ocean, you probably should try the seafood, so I recommend the pot of mussels with a cheeky Bellini (you are on vacation, after all); what is a better way to spend a day in Sydney in Winter?

Bondi Icebergs


Danjee Korean Restaurant in Sydney



Cruise Bar

cruise bar

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I hope this post has given you the information you need. If you have any recommendations, tips or advice, I would love for you to share them in the comment section below!

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    So 17 years ago, my husband and I set off with our little family in tow, embarking on a short-term assignment in Taiwan. Although without any knowledge of expat life or the Taiwanese culture, we took the chance and decided this would be an exciting little adventure; little did we know it changed the direction of our lives forever.

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