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Published December 8th 2012
Don't become an indoor hermit
Sydney boasts some of the best summers in Australia, but we do get an occasional sweltering day when temperatures soar into the 30's. On days like these, you wish you could just stay indoors in the safety of an air conditioned room.
Here are some tips on how to make the best of these sweltering days without turning into a hermit, after all summer is but a fleeting season.
Fun for the entire family at Jamberoo Action Park (image fromhttps://www.jamberoo.net/)
Jamberoo Action Park is only about an hour's drive from Sydney and is a perfect way to cool down and have fun as well. There are heaps of fun water rides such as the wave pool, eight lane speed waterslide, a 5 metre rock jump and interactive play areas for little ones. After drying off you can head onto the scenic chairlift ride, mini golf and mountain toboggan.
Tickets are $41 for adults and $33 for children from the ages of 4 to 12 years old. Visit the website for more info
2. Make a fruit smoothie Fruit smoothies are easy to make and a guaranteed thirst quencher. Best of all, you can use summer fruits to create a delicious smoothie. Mangoes, blueberries and strawberries are easy to find in supermarkets. Just blend them with ice (or pop them in the freezer the day before) and milk or fruit juice, and voila your fruit smoothie is ready in minutes!
3. Cool down in your local swimming pool Swimming pools are safe and easy to access especially if you have one in your local area. Entry fees are usually pretty reasonable and indoor pools are well shaded to keep out of the sun. Plus you don't have to deal with sand getting into everything and the residue of salt water on your skin. 4. Visit Giles Baths at Coogee Beach
I love beaches but not the crowds and big waves. There is a hidden spot in the Northern end of Coogee beach away from the main beach area. It is a little enclosure of shallow calm water surrounded by coastal rock formations, known as the "Bogey Hole".
This is the perfect place to relax and immerse yourself in water. It's easy to spot the baths by the white facade if you walk towards the northern end of Coogee beach.
Ice skating is a great social activity to do in pairs or groups and you are tucked away indoors in a controlled temperature environment away from the heat and humidity. If you've never tried ice skating this is a good chance to try it now.