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Published November 8th 2016
Even a metropolitan city like Sydney has lots of activities to offer in the outdoors. From water sports to horse-riding and bird watching, there is plenty to do in the warm weather. Get out in the sunshine or under the stars with these fun outdoor activities.
Find your centre in the centre of Sydney
BodyMindLife are holding free 'Yoga on the Lawn' classes at Chippendale Green, Central Park Sydney. Being held on every Saturday in November, yogis of any fitness level are encouraged to come along. Be inspired by the peaceful surrounds, award-winning architecture and the striking 'Halo' artwork and you'll forget you're only five minutes walk from Central station.
By Day: activities include bird watching, bike riding, walking the park's labrynthes, horse riding and golf. It features dog friendly areas and plays host to regular events and workshops. Or you can simply pack a picnic and enjoy the peaceful surrounds of trees, ponds and wetlands, all in the middle of the city.
By Night: explore a different side to the parklands on 16 December when you can peek into the nocturnal animal kingdom. Guided by rangers, you will have the chance to see microbats, brushtail possums and grey headed flying foxes. Cost is $19 for the one-hour guided walk.
Sydney is world famous for its beaches – think Bondi, Coogee and Cronulla. But lesser known beaches such as Tamarama, Congwong and Warriewood also deserve a visit.
Warriewood Beach Located in the Northern Beaches, the beach is one hour's drive from the city. Take the Bicentennial Coastal walk from Narrabeen and reward yourself with a dip in at this stunning beach.
Congwong Beach With no waves, this spot is a great place for a swim or snorkel. It is frequented by an ice-cream boat (yes, I said boat) and is situated near the entrance of Botany Bay National park. You may want to avoid stumbling into Little Congwong Beach unless you don't mind the clothing-free dress code!
Tamarama Beach Often overlooked for Bondi and Coogee, Tamarama sits in between these iconic areas but is just as beautiful if not more. It features a children's playground area and BBQ facilities. The currents can be strong so care is needed if you're planning to go beyond the shallow waters.