Visit Sydney in December: Best Things to Experience
With blue skies and sunny climate, Sydney is the ultimate antidote for those who dread winters in the Northern Hemisphere. With summer arriving at a rapid pace and a plethora of Chirtmas, Boxing Day and New Year events ready to unfold, December is an awesome month to visit the biggest capital of Australia. And apart from these special events, you can enjoy the best of Sydney's nature, go on adventures and simply lounge around as the weather will be fabulous, to say the least. Here is a brief guide on what to do and see in December!
Spend New Year’s Eve on Sydney Harbour
As mentioned already, New Year’s Eve or NYE is perhaps the biggest event on Sydney’s calendar. Numerous events come to play in Sydney Harbour and thousands of people will be present to witness this extravagant display of light, sound and colour. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience is to take to the waters on the New Year’s Eve dinner cruises for a night of excellent food, premium drinks, fabulous views and more! After all, watching the mighty Harbour Bridge erupt with multi-coloured pyrokinetics is what NYE in Sydney is all about. These NYE cruises are arguably the best vantage points for watching both the 9pm and midnight fireworks show as you will be positioned in exclusive zones authorised by NSW Maritime! The entire city skyline will be elevated to a whole new level and you get to enjoy ringside views of it on these New Year cruises. Do I need to tell you more?
An escape to the Dolphin Capital
Who doesn't love dolphins?! They’re the most fun, adorable, and intelligent creatures on the planet. And Sydney is the right place to be if you ever dreamt of getting up close and personal with these majestic mammals. Known as the dolphin capital of Australia, Port Stephens is only a couple of hours away from the Sydney Central Business District; perfect for a one-day escape! This quaint coastal paradise is a go-to vacation spot for many Sydneysiders and one of the highly recommended activities to do here is dolphin watching. While a cruise may be ideal for a more immersive experience, you can easily encounter them from the shores as they swim very close to the beach. Port Stephens is just one of the many hidden treasures that lie beyond Sydney, so if you have plenty of time on your hands feel free to explore even more.
Marvel at the cityscapes from the Tower Eye
When we talk about the best experiences, one thing that is an absolute must on your itinerary is scaling the Sydney Tower. Soaking up the views of Sydney and Greater Sydney from the stop of this famous tower is an exciting way to view the city like never before. December will be an ideal time to do this as the city will see clear skies, topped with pleasant and mild weather, making you look at the best of Sydney. Over 820 feet above the ground, the tower deck platform offers you 360° views of the city, but if you’re up for a challenge you can opt for a Tower Eye skywalk. This thrilling activity includes you getting hooked to safety gears while walking on an all-glass viewing platform. Needless to say, this ain’t for the faint-hearted!
If you're visiting with kids for their winter break, then SEA Life Sydney and Taronga Zoo would make for a fun day out. Sydney attracts many travellers from across the country and world, especially during the last month of the year, owing to the holiday-themed events. Being amidst these festive celebrations is in itself an experience worth your time in Sydney.