They might not be the first activities you think of when visiting winter Sydney, but community winter festivals around Sydney and surrounds are terrific, low-cost opportunities to raise the spirits and get your blood pumping while seeing winter Sydney at its finest.
So let us help you immerse yourself in the fresh air of these festivals.
The Winter Festival: forecourt, St. Mary’s Cathedral
“The Winter Festival has developed into Australia’s largest winter events featuring open-air ice-skating with traditional European culinary delights and captivating entertainment for the whole family”, says Andrew Lemon, director of the Winter Garden.
Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival
The Winter Magic Festival is a well-known event annually takes place for one Saturday in June each year that celebrate around the Winter solstice in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.
Parramatta Winterlight Festival
Known as one of the busiest and fast-developing parts of Sydney, the City of Parramatta will light up your night with ice-skating, spectacular light shows, an alpine village, outdoor bar and live entertainment.
Bondi Winter Magic
You could be forgiven for thinking that Bondi was simply a crowded tourist spot, lacking substance, but it’s a great place to chill out. The beaches of Sydney can look spectacular in blustery weather, and there were plenty of vantage spots to watch the waves crashing. There’s also the Bondi Winter Magic Festival.
Bondi Winter Magic features Australia’s only beachside ice-rink. Music, art and festivals to spectacular sculptures are here to amaze you. There is never a better time to explore the artsy side of Bondi than this winter!
Splendour in the Grass
This music festival, held in Byron Bay each year, is considered Australia’s largest winter music festival
Take a look at best bits of Splendour 2015. Everyone is already tingling with excitement.
- Part 2 will focus more on a general list of activities such as Vivid, entertainment, food and film festivals, the Cherry Blossom Festival, the Bledisloe Cup Festival, Australian Museum, Australian International Music festival, to name a few.
Talk to Planetdwellers and we’ll organise an itinerary for you.