Top 6 winter activities in Sydney to keep you warm

winter activities in sydney

Grab your winter woolies, because from relaxing to partying, we have gathered the top 6 winter activities in Sydney you can’t miss out on!


Winter has definitely arrived in Sydney and it looks like we are going to have a much colder season this year. Despite the temperature, Sydney is still full of amazing activities for you to beat the chill.


Whale watching tour


Between May-September, over 30,000 humpback whales migrate north, which means Sydney is in for a treat to watch them pass by. Take a cruise with Sydney Whale Watching Cruises from Sydney Heads for an exhilarating adventure. Seeing these incredible animals frolicking and swimming is one of the most unique winter activities in Sydney. Getting up close and personal with gentle giants is something you will remember forever!


Mother and calf in front of ‘Ocean Dreaming II’

Cherry Blossom Festival


Save yourself a flight to Japan and head to the Cherry Blossom Festival in the Auburn Botanic Gardens instead. Held over nine days, the event pays tribute to Japan’s traditions, music, pop culture and food as the cherry blossoms bloom throughout the grounds. They even have sumo wrestling matches, a catwalk show and a Hello Kitty makeover station. From 17 August to 25 August, this festival is a must for anyone who loves the land of the rising sun!


Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival 2022 will be having so many fun winter activities in Sydney!

Sparadise Japanese Bath House In Blue Mountains 


Located in the Blue Mountains, this Japanese Bath House is considered the hidden gem of Sydney. It’s suitable for a romantic getaway with breathtaking views while you relax with hot pools, herbal baths, massage rooms, tea rooms and a lot more. The most impressive feature must certainly be the Cave Baths: 6 cone-shaped baths inside a literal cave of the mountain where you can just relax and look out at the view of the lake. Book yourself a getaway from this winter with your romantic partners or your friend groups and enjoy exploring this gem!


Blue Mountains’s Hidden Gem – Sparadise

The Good Box


The Good Box is a charity and social enterprise that creates beautifully packaged gift boxes filled with essential items that get distributed to Australians in need through various charity partners. They are launching their annual Winter Box, which is designed for individuals doing it rough and facing the cold winter climate. Each box contains helpful winter essentials such as a hoodie, a beanie, soup sachets and more for the homeless community across Australia. 

This winter is cold for everyone, and everyone deserves to feel warm and loved. Support The Good Box this winter to make this season warmer, both for you and for the recipients! You can purchase the boxes via for $35 and even include surprise gifts and handwritten notes to the recipients!


The Winter Box will contain winter essentials such as a hoodie, a beanie, soup sachets and more

Hijinx Hotel


Hijinx Hotel is not a place for you to pack your suitcase and relax in a comfortable deluxe room. It’s rather the world’s first “challenge room” venue – an immersive interactive game experience. There are 15 weird and wacky rooms to explore, housed within the theme, wonder and style of a quirky New York hotel. 

Whether you’re trying to score points from the adult-sized ball pits, or scrambling to make up words from giant lettered cubes, these rooms will require collaborative teamwork to get as many points as you can in a short amount of time. Do you want want to enjoy some fun winter activities in Sydney but can still hide away from the cold? Come here and have some fun!


The world’s first “challenge room” venue – Hijinx hotel

Smash Splash


Weather is proven to affect our mood, and weather that’s too cold can definitely put a downer on things. Smash Splash is designed to help you smash out your stress during these tough times. You can get together with friends and smash a crate of crockery. You can also get messy and throw paint at each other in the Splash room.  Smash Splash also just invented the Crash Room, a totally crazy experience where you have to shoot hoops, capture the flag and find the mystery ball! Upgrade your winter activities in Sydney and come smash, splash and crash!


Get creative with Smash Splash.

For more things to do in Sydney, check our this article on the best places for a game of lawn bowls.


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