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when is the best time of year to visit sydney?

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when is the best time of year to visit sydney?

Want to visit Sydney and surrounding area in 2015 or 2016. What is best time of year for weather so we can use the beach if we want? Also interested in a time when it is not at the height of tourism and higher dollars

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1. Re: when is the best time of year to visit sydney?

If you want it hot for the beach then Summer is the time ... which is also Christmas and school holidays, obviously peak season. If you visit February through May you should get dry, warm days and cooler nights. Some people would go to the beach during those months. Our late Autumn is also beautiful weather but the ocean temps will be cooler, so like most places Summer is the best beach weather but also the busiest.

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2. Re: when is the best time of year to visit sydney?

I'd suggest >>surrounding areas<< needs some clarification? Nearby surrounding areas will have a similar enough climate but are not necessarily what overseas visitors come halfway round the world for, more distant surrounding areas might be in a different climatic region and require different advice.

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3. Re: when is the best time of year to visit sydney?

For Sydney I would generally recommend late March/Early April avoiding Easter if you can. The ocean temps are still as warm as they get over summer & the main heat/humidity has started to ease. Only risk is that we often get rain (like the past few days!)

Another good option is September which is historically our driest month (reason the 2000 Olympics were held in September). Drawback with that time of year is that the ocean temps are still cool - cold, you would have to head a fair way north to swim generally.

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4. Re: when is the best time of year to visit sydney?

I'd suggest >>surrounding areas<< needs some clarification?

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5. Re: when is the best time of year to visit sydney?

Summer, after the school holidays - February to April, would be my pick. A great time not to be in Ohio weather wise. You won't avoid other tourists at any time of the year.

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