Sydney in Summer: 5 Fab Things to Do
Sydney in Summer months hosts a wealth of outdoor events, festivals and activities that take place next to some of the city’s most stunning scenery. Sydney-based travel blogger, Jayne Gorman, shares with us her 5 of the best things you can do in Sydney in the summer:
1. St George Open-Air Cinema
Imagine sunset views over Sydney Harbour and its iconic Opera House, the warm night air and a big screen projecting your favourite movie just in front of the water. Every summer, an open-air cinema pops up in Sydney Botanical Gardens, making it one the world’s most beautiful locations to watch a movie.
The programme includes a mix of new and recent movie releases and there’s a restaurant and bar on site too so you can make a great evening out of it. Other open-air cinemas in Sydney in the summer include: Moonlight Cinema in Centennial Park and Ben & Jerry’s Open-air Cinema on Bondi Beach.
2. Twilight at Taronga Zoo
Another iconic Sydney attraction that becomes an open-air entertainment venue in the summer is Taronga Zoo. Twilight at Taronga sees a line up of international artists play concerts set to stunning 360 harbour side views.
All Twilight at Taronga tickets include a free return ferry from Circular Quay from 5pm and half price same day entry to the Zoo – so make sure you leave some time to visit the animals too.
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3. Yoga by the Sea in Sydney in Summer
Yoga By The Sea hold oceanfront yoga classes year round in Sydney but they are exceptionally beautiful during summer – especially at sunrise! My favourite location is the famous Bondi Icebergs, which are the turquoise lap pools found at the south end of Bondi Beach.
Classes, which are suitable for all levels, come with the sensational addition of the sea breeze and sound of the waves in the background.
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4. Cocktails at Coogee Pavilion
Situated directly on Coogee Beach, the Coogee Pavilion is a perfectly positioned restaurant, bar and café in one. This expansive 3-floor venue features a seafood bar, pizza oven, games arena and, my favourite part, a rooftop terrace with sea views.
If you’ve conquered the Bondi to Coogee 6km cliff top walk it’s a great place to reward your efforts at the end of it.
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5. Brunch at Grounds of Alexandria
In an industrial part of Sydney what was a pie factory is now a café, garden, restaurant and coffee roaster. The Grounds Of Alexandria are a great place to hang out on a warm summer’s weekend, enjoying the freshly roasted coffee, home baked cakes and often live music and market stalls that pop up in the gardens.
On a warm summer’s day you may find a paddling pool put out for the kiddies as well as a mobile petting zoo. Kevin Bacon, the resident pig, lives there year round so don’t forget to say hello to him!