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The Best Time to Visit Sydney - Winter

And You Can Go Skiing, Too

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Snowy Mountains skiing

Skiing in the Snowy Mountains is half a day away from Sydney by road

© 1999 Australian Tourist Commission

If you prefer the cold to heat, especially if seeking to escape the northern summer, the best time to visit Sydney could be in the Australian winter from June 1 to August 31.

The Sydney winter isn't really harsh and the weather's generally pleasant. It's great for touring the city on foot and for bushwalking. And the ski slopes are not too far away.

Holiday time

You get the Queen's Birthday holiday weekend in June and the school holidays in July. Aside from within those periods, accommodation costs in the city will generally be lower.

Winter weather

Expect generally cool conditions. The average temperature should range from around 8°C (46°F) at night to 16°C (61°F) in the daytime in mid-winter.

Expect from 80mm to 131mm of rain in a month, with the most rain in June tapering into August.

Dress for the weather.

Winter accommodation

Outside of the holiday periods, Sydney accommodation will usually be available and should be relatively cheaper.

Winter activities

Surviving Sydney

See our travel guide.

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