As many flee the cities to enjoy beachside holidays, savvy travellers are taking advantage of city breaks over summer.
Travel and lifestyle site lastminute.com.au has revealed that guests saved an average of $54 per night in January 2012, compared to December 2011, at Sydney CBD locations.
To help entice travellers to visit Sydney, lastminte.com.au has partnered with Destination NSW who are promoting the ‘Sydney in Summer’ campaign.
Here are some ways to enjoy Sydney:
Enjoy the great Aussie icons – Head over to Circular Quay, grab yourself a kangaroo burger and sit on a patch of grass overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Or perhaps walk a few more steps and discover Old Sydney through a Rocks Walking Tour or even a Ghost Tour.
See something old and something new – If all you want to do is lie back and watch a couple of movies, then why not pack a picnic basket and visit one of the many outdoor cinemas that are open over the summer season. Alternatively, keep your sun hat at home and watch a theatre performance or even visit a museum.
Head to the beach – Sydney has some of the best beaches in the world so if you compromised the city break with having a chance to visit the beach then head on over to the golden sand of the Eastern Suburbs. Whether it be taking a surf lesson in Bondi or going diving along the coast, the Eastern Suburbs have plenty to offer.
Explore Sydney’s best bars – If you are after a great view, try the bars that surround Circular Quay. For culture, step a little inward and visit some of Sydney’s oldest bars at The Rocks, many of which have extensive beer selections from Australian breweries and beyond. Extreme nightlife can be found at Kings Cross whilst those wanting to take a sip with the locals will find themselves at home at bars and cafe’s that border Sydney beaches.