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Top Things to do in Sydney This Winter

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by Michelle (subscribe)
Traveller and thrill seeker. Lover of nature, the great outdoors and new experiences. Coffee addict & redwine lover. Currently studying on the Central Coast
Published April 16th 2014
The sun is beginning to set on another great summer in Sydney but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. Below are some inexpensive and fun ways to spend this upcoming winter.

Check out Vivid Sydney from 23rd May -9th June - The dazzling light spectacular comes back to Sydney for another year. Start your evening with a warming hot chocolate in the Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café, Circular Quay, then wrap up and see the buildings of Sydney be transformed. This is a festival that all ages can enjoy.

Ice-skating in Bondi - This place really is a year round destination, while you may not be able to frolic on the beach in your bikini you can strap on some skates don your mittens and beanies and head down to Bondi Ice rink. Opening mid May, why not come down and have a skate in this world famous location.

Bondi Ice Skating
Skate by the sea

Hold a Christmas in July -Yes, that's right, Christmas in July. Have your very own festive celebration. While the rest of the world gets to enjoy a cosy warm Xmas, we in the Southern Hemisphere are barbequing on the beach. So invite some friends over, put a roast in the oven and do all things Christmassy. You can get really into the spirit of things with a Christmas CD. Arrange a secret Santa with friends and have some fun with it and after you have stuffed yourself silly with food, sit down put on Love Actually (the ultimate Christmas movie), while you enjoy a steaming mug of mulled wine.

Mulled wine - In a pot on the stove pour a cheap bottle of red wine in. Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, a shot or two of brandy and cut up an orange and throw it in skin and all. There are different variations on this recipe and the above is just a simple one but still tastes delicious.

Run a Marathon - If you're like me, then your gym visits slow down in in winter, so use the City 2 Surf as an excuse to not let that happen. Sydney's winters are pretty mild so put these crisp sunny days to good use with a jog through the park to prepare for the big race, which takes place on Sunday the 10th of August.


Sydney Film Festival runs from the 4th to 15th June. With over 250 screenings, you won't be lost for a rainy day film choice here. A mixture of short films, feature films, documentaries and more. The Sydney Film Festival is one of the oldest in the world will hold something for everyone.

Go to a Football Game - Summer may be great, but one thing that gets me excited about winter is football season. Going to the stadium; screaming for your favourite team; getting involved in the chants; that atmosphere is just great! One of Sydney's most common forms of football is the NRL. You can catch these games at ANZ stadium and find tickets on Ticketek. Make sure to grab the ultimate football meal of a meat pie and beer; it might not be nutritious but it's definitely tasty.

With all these things to do you won't even realise winter has flown by and before you know it will be time to pull out the bathers and head down to the beach again.
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When: Winter 2014
Where: In and around Sydney
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