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A Guide to Fun Things to do in Sydney During August

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The month of August in Sydney brings cold weather and there isn't much you can do, considering how people wish to stay indoors and keep themselves warm. But, over the years, the city has found many interesting ways to bring out the fun during the winter days. There are many festivals and events that happen during this period including Vivid Sydney, City2Surf Run, Bledisloe Cup and many concerts, food festivals and so on. 

Of the above mentioned festivals, Vivid Sydney is the most famous and the biggest. As the festival arrives, the city lights up like a thousand suns, but at night. People stroll outdoors to engage in fun activities and be a part of interesting events that the festival has in store for them. There are luxury dinner cruises on Sydney Harbour that operate on Vivid Sydney nights, allowing people to enjoy the Vivid views at the harbour venue from a prime position. Choose Sydney Showboats, one of the best Vivid Sydney dinner cruises in 2021  to catch a 1-hour live cabaret show performed by a talented crew of dancers, songstresses and follies. You can also explore various light precincts such as Circular Quay, The Rocks, Luna Park and more. This year, a stellar lineup of artists will transform the streets, walkways, parks and buildings with wonderful light projections. Another set of thinkers and orators will preside over various talk sessions, where you can introduce yourself to a wide range of topics to tease your brains with thought-provoking ideas. 

In the light of the pandemic, some of the attractions in Sydney continue to stay shut until further notice. But that doesn’t mean you should stop from having fun, but in a safe way.  July is the coldest month in the city and by August, the temperature is mostly unlikely to drop under 15°C during daytime, implying you can enjoy many outdoor activities without freezing yourself. Skydiving in probably one of the most popular adventure sports, which is a wonderful activity you can give a thought to. The risk of being in a crowd is zero when you’re up in the skies. One of the greatest experiences in the city is the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb that offers a glorious view of the city skyline and more. During August, you can hop on the Bridge at dawn, dusk or any other time of the day for a thrilling  and memorable experience. Many of you may not know, you can enjoy many wonderful experiences at a great and affordable price during this period. Since there won’t be much of a heft crowd unlike other times of the year, you can also save a lot of time while exploring the city during August. 

The famous Blue Mountains in Sydney is a breathtaking range of misty mountains that is located about 56 km from the city centre. During August, you can opt for a 1-day tour of the Blue Mountains to witness the absolute beauty of the area—of thriving rainforests, cascading waterfalls, glorious pinnacles and rolling green valleys. The cool weather in the mountains during this month is apt for hikers and adventure junkies.  Some of the best things to do while you’re here at the Blue Mountains are enjoying a breathtaking view of the hazy blue mountains at Scenic World, world’s steepest scenic railway, see the Three Sisters rock formation, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Breenhold Gardens, Wentworth Falls, Japanese Bathhouse, Jenolan Caves, Glow Worm tunnels, Kings Tableland and Blackheath Lookout. 

Besides the above mentioned places, you may also explore places like Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House and Madame Tussauds without posing much risk to your safety

Posted on July 02, 2021

by Sydney Showboats

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