During summer, average temperatures in Sydney range from 18.6 to 25.8°C; autumn sees average temperatures between 14.6 to 22.2°C; winter sees temperatures drop to 8.8 to 17°C; and spring temperatures range from 11 to 23°C. Most rainfall is seen in January, February, March, April, June and November.
SYDN EY DAY 2
DAY 1 MORNING: Start your day with a visit to the Australian Museum in the city centre. There are plenty of exhibitions and kids’ spaces throughout; the permanent Dinosaur Gallery a popular choice with little ones. LUNCH: Head over to Sydney’s newest Harbour foreshore park – Barangaroo Reserve – for some lunch-time sun and burgers from Ume Burger. The burgers are Japanese inspired and the Hokkiado soft serve ice-creams are a great way to finish off a meal while taking in the views of the glistening harbour.
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AFTERNOON: Stroll over to Circular Quay to catch a ferry to Taronga Zoo in Mosman for the afternoon. There are close to 4000 animals from over 350 species to admire, and the enthralling Tiger Trek exhibit. Here, visitors can admire four critically endangered Sumatran Tigers as they go on an imaginary journey to Sumatra, home to one of the last remaining rainforests in the world. EVENING: Make your way over The Greens in North Sydney. The family-friendly bowling club has plenty of seating and kids can run amok on the greens (if no one is bowling). There’s a special menu for children aged 12 and under.
MORNING: Start your day right with a leisurely stroll along Bondi Beach. Then, if weather permits, go for a swim to cool down. There are also a number of playgrounds that boast the best water views in town, so take it slow and enjoy what Sydney does best – sun, sand and sea. LUNCH: Fish and chips on the beach never gets old, so pick up some takeaway to keep the whole family happy and find some shade to enjoy your seafood feast.
AFTERNOON: Visit WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo in Darling Harbour and lose yourself in the interactive displays, daily shows and enhanced walk-through habitats, including Koala Encounters, Kangaroo Walk-About and Butterfly Tropics. Then, explore SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s world-first Penguin Expedition, where you can raft through a colony of King and Gentoo Penguins! EVENING: Head to the trendy suburb of Newtown and let the kids choose something to eat (there are plenty of options!), then stop by and grab an award-winning gelato from Cow and The Moon in Enmore, just down the road.
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