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Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour rests between the bustling East Circular Quay of Sydney Harbour and the serene Royal Botanic Gardens. Although our elegant accommodation allow for a quiet environment, we are mere steps away from the best attractions, events and top things to do in Sydney, Australia including the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks historic district, and more.

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August 28, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Why Spring in Sydney is Always A Great Idea!

While it's a fascinating city at any time of year, there's something about Sydney in spring that awakens a spirit of adventure. As it's a feeling shared by locals as well as visitors, it's not surprising that there are many great activities in Sydney during spring. Here are five great reasons why spring is the best time to visit Sydney.

The Sculptures by the Sea Festival

There's no shortage of art and culture in Sydney, even at the seashore. The 'Sculpture by the Sea' festival starts in mid-October at Bondi Beach. It's a free festival that draws spectators eager to see and appreciate fascinating sculptural art. Given that the beach and sea are also warming up nicely at this time of year, visiting Sydney in spring, before the searing heat of summer arrives a couple of months later, makes a lot of sense.

The Festival of the Winds

Also held at Bondi Beach, this kite-flying festival in September is the largest in Australia, and it provides a spectacular visual feast. Taking advantage of the mild conditions and favourable spring winds, kite-flyers from all over come and fill the sky with countless kites in a bewildering array of fantastic and colourful designs and sizes. There's more to it than flying kites, though. There's lots of music and entertainment going on, too. Of all the things do in Sydney in spring season, this is one of the most memorable.

Culture and Horticulture

Art and culture in Sydney are very much alive. There are many great museums and art galleries in Sydney, such as the internationally respected Art Gallery of New South Wales that are worth visiting. Not only is this gallery home to important European, Asian and Australian art, it's set in beautiful, well-tended parkland surroundings. In spring, these become even more beautiful as countless flowers bloom in a riot of colour. For even more horticultural displays, the Royal Botanic Garden is very close by and well worth a visit.

Walking Tours

Sydney is famous for its organised walking tours led by knowledgeable guides, and spring's agreeable temperatures make them even more inviting. The guides on these tours are a mine of information not only on the famous sights but also on less well-known springtime events and interesting places such as small museums and art galleries in Sydney that you can visit. There are so many things do in Sydney in spring season that boredom isn't an option.

Sydney's Surroundings at their Best

Spring is nature's most active season, and with Sydney as a convenient and comfortable base, trips to beautiful scenic areas such as the nearby Blue Mountains are easily arranged. Trees, plants and flowers are blossoming and wildlife is more active and visible, especially birds busy building their nests and raising chicks.

With so many activities in Sydney during spring, and mild weather that's neither too hot nor cold in which to enjoy them, it's no wonder that so many visitors consider spring the best time to visit Sydney.