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Visiting Sydney In February – The Definitive Guide

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Situated along the east coast, the largest metropolitan city of Australia, Sydney is one of the most visited cities in the world. Beautiful beaches with golden sands, vibrant vibes, and scenic cruises make this Harbour City a hugely popular holiday destination. Surrounded by National Parks, home to the iconic Sydney Opera House, the famous harbour bridge, trendy restaurants and cafes, celebrating festivals with an extra dazzle and energy, Sydney has an unparalleled liveliness to it throughout the year. If one is looking for a calmer time while the weather is still pleasant with crisp days and cool nights, February is an ideal month to visit Sydney.

What makes Sydney in February Special?

Sydney in February

Sydney is one of the best places to visit in the month of February if one is looking for warm pleasant weather with long sunny days. Best known for its golden sandy beaches, February weather is ideal for getting a tan, indulging in water sports,surfing and swimming to your heart’s content. With plenty of lively restaurants and perky bars brimming with great music and gourmet food, warm February nights are full on high spirits! Weather is great for sightseeing too and end of school holidays ensures shorter queues for your favourite attractions. Being a part of the shoulder season, this month also sees lesser crowds and hence presents a more placid and relaxed ambience. You can take advantage of better deals with hotels and other bookings. At the same time, there is no dearth of celebrations, parties, festivals and events in this month. February calendar is full of fun things to experience.

Sydney in February : Weather

The coastal city, Sydney, located in the Southern Hemisphere has a nice subtropical climate throughout the year. February being a summer month has hot days with plenty of sunshine and high humidity. Nights are pleasantly warm with a cool sea breeze. February has ideal weather to soak in the sun or go swimming in the Pacific.

Sydney in February - weather

Sydney in February : Top Experiences

In light of COVID-19, a few attractions in Sydney have been temporarily suspended until further notice. Find out the live status for all major experiences through Headout's Attractions Reopening Tracker.


Sydney Opera House Tour and Dining

Sydney in November - Sydney Opera House Show

Sydney Opera House with its most well known and distinctive sail-like design, is an iconic landmark of Sydney. A guided tour is a must to discern the finer details of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A lavish dinner at the Opera bar while appreciating the amazing Sydney Harbour and skyline, is the best way to conclude the tour.

February Timings:
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000,
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Skydive Sydney

Sydney in November - Sydney Skydive

This is one of the most electrifying experiences Sydney offers. The excitement of free falling over some of the best locations is something to remember for a lifetime. Sydney has many professional operators offering this thrilling adventure. Bright sunny days of February is a great time for skydiving.

February Timings
Newcastle Beach:
Mon – Fri - 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Sat – Sun - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Every day - 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Skydive Newcastle, Lake Macquarie Airport, 864 Pacific Highway, Marks Point
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Sydney Harbour Cruises

Sydney in November - Sydney Harbour Cruises

Marvelling at the breathtaking views of the city while cruising on a majestic boat is one of the best things to do in Sydney and especially so, in the warm month of February. These Harbour Cruises come in many variants to choose from such as Harbour Story Sightseeing Cruise, Harbour Highlights 75 Mins Cruise, Harbour Story Premium Cruise With Drinks, Sydney Harbour Cocktail Cruise etc. You can choose the one that suits you the best.

February Timings
Depends on chosen tour


Circular Quay Wharf No.6, Sydney Harbour, Sydney
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Sydney BridgeClimb

Sydney in November - Sydney BridgeClimb

The Sydney Bridge Climb is one of the most unforgettable experiences one can have. The amazing panoramic view from the top of the largest steel arch bridge in the world, is completely incredible! Carried out under experienced professional guidance, this is a safe and fun expedition. Clear sunny February days are ideal for this

February Timings
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM


3 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000,
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A Day Trip From Sydney

Sydney in November - Day Trips from Sydney

Sydney is not just an incredible city by itself, it is also surrounded by beauty in all directions. With so many places to venture around Sydney, given the warm weather in February, you are spoilt for choices. Sydney and Bondi Tour, Sydney and Bondi Tour With Sydney Opera House Tour, Hunter Valley Food and Wine Lovers Experience and Port Stephens Dolphin Watcher are a few to mention.

February Timings
Depends on chosen tour.


Blue Mountains

Sydney in November - Blue Mountains

Just 50 kms from Sydney, Blue Mountains, justifying the name, have a beautiful natural blue haze giving it an incredible appearance. You can marvel at their wilderness from the cliff top and explore the extensive heritage of waterfalls, valleys, and locales. Cooler than Sydney, Blue Mountains with all its waterfalls at their peak are resplendent in February.

February Timings
Depends on chosen tour.


New South Wales 2787,
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Sydney Tower Eye

Sydney in November - Sydney Tower Eye

The tallest structure in Sydney is the unrivalled vantage point to pamper yourself with some mesmerising views of the Harbour city. From the cool comfort of an air-conditioned deck, February is one of the best times to enjoy the stunning views of clear blue skies and the city in its full glory.

February Timings
Every day – 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Last entry 8:00 PM)


100 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000,
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SEA Life Sydney Aquarium

Sydney in November - Sydney Opera House Show

Sea Life, a chain of commercial sea life-themed aquarium attractions, are fantastic family attractions with amazing marine habitats and displays. This underwater adventure features over 700 species of Australian aquatic creatures. This is a must-visit when you’re in Sydney.

February Timings
Every day – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Last Entry 5:00 PM)


1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000,
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Sydney Opera House Show

Sydney in November - Sydney Opera House Show

Watching a classical opera show at the Sydney Opera House is one of the best things you can do in Sydney. Top performers and best theatrical companies weave magical performances at this iconic location making it an unforgettable experience. There are many electrifying performances planned for February in Sydney Opera House.

February Timings
Depends on chosen show


Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000,
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Taronga Zoo

Sydney in November - Sydney Taronga Zoo

Visit Sydney’s 100-year old Taronga Zoo for a unique hands-on experience with the native animals in their natural habitat. Besides clicking various marsupials, mammals, and reptiles, you can also pose for photos with koalas! Also, embark on a round trip on the Safari Sky cable car ride, which offers a scenic view of Sydney Harbour.

February Timings
Daily – 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM


Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088,
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Sydney in February : Events to Look Out For

Sydney in November events

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

5 February, 2023
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is one of the most respected and popular events on the Australian music calendar. This year, the festival will feature artists such as HIAM, Joji, Phoebe Bridgers, Turnstile, Fred Again.., and more!

Sydney In February

AGHA Sydney Gift Fair

18 - 21 February, 2023
AGHA Sydney Gift Fair is the largest industry-led retail trade exhibition of Australia. This is a much looked forward to event with thousands of leading brands on display and an exciting lineup of interesting events providing inspiration and a brilliant networking opportunity.

Sydney in November events

Ed Sheeran live

24 February, 2023
Get ready to experience the incomparable Ed Sheeran LIVE in a one-of-a-kind show at Accor Stadium on February 24th! As part of his + - = ÷ x TOUR, the Global Superstar will be performing an unforgettable “in-the round” performance that you won't want to miss.

Image Courtesy : Frozen The Musical

Venice in November events

Sydney Lunar Festival

25 January - 5 February, 2023
2023 is set to be a special year for the Sydney Lunar Festival, as it celebrates the year of the Rabbit! This exciting event -- which celebrates the beginning of the lunar new year -- will feature spectacular performances, delicious food, and plenty of fun activities.

Image Courtesy : Australasian Leisure Management

Sydney in February : Essentials




Time zoneGMT+11


Country Code+61


Socket Type I


CurrencyAustralian Dollar

Weather in Sydney in February

Being in the Southern hemisphere, February is a summer month for Sydney. With an average daytime temperature of 23°C, the days are hot and sunny. with about 8 hours of sunshine every day. Nights, with an average temperature of about 19°C, are also ideal to stay outdoors. With high humidity, there is a good 50% chance of rainfall.

Where to stay in Sydney in February

Sydney, a beautiful cosmopolitan city with plenty of culture, history, fashion, and gastronomy in every corner, has many popular neighbourhoods to stay. From Sydney CBD & Darling Harbour to The Rocks, to the Hipster Neighborhood, Surry Hills, there are a number of options for different preferences and budgets.

What to pack for Sydney in February

Sydney as a city has a relaxed attitude with a casual and comfortable vibe. Keeping the hot and sunny days of February in mind you should pack, comfortable cotton clothes. Some t-shirts, shorts, summer dresses, comfortable shoes, and sunglasses are good for sightseeing. Swimsuit, a hat, sunscreen and Flip-flops are a must to carry for some fun at the beach. You also need a formal attire if you’re planning to attend an Opera show.

Getting around in Sydney in February

The public transportation is quite easy to use and convenient in Sydney. It has a decent train network covering almost all the major attractions of the city. The main train station is Central Station and one can find out the nearest City Circle Stations for each attraction and plan their commute. Sydney has sufficient buses servicing all areas of the city. They are the best option for going to the Eastern and Northern suburbs. Sydney also has the Sydney Light Rail, servicing the city and inner west. Besides all these, there are public and private ferries that are quite fun to travel on. For those who do not have budgetary constraints, there are Uber, Ola and other taxi services.

Sydney in February : Seasonal Delicacies

Sydney in November - what to eat
Chicken parmigiana

It is a cross between eggplant parmigiana and chicken schnitzel topped with tomato sauce, melted cheese, and prosciutto ham. Popular in pubs, it is served with salad and chips. The Newport is one of the best places to have this famous gastronomical delight.

Sydney in November - what to eat

Named after Lord Lamington, a former Governor of Queensland, this sweet delight is a square-shaped sponge dipped in chocolate and coated with desiccated coconut. Popularly called the ‘National Cake of Australia’, it is enjoyed best with tea or coffee. Shepherds Artisan Bakehouse has one of the best lamingtons in town.

Sydney in November - what to eat
A burger with ‘the lot’

A divine burger with barbequed meat, tomato, salads, sauces, pineapple, pickled beetroot, and fried eggs, this is a complete meal and best enjoyed after a session of surfing or swimming. Burger Me Fresh is a great place to have this burger.

Sydney in November - what to eat

It is a nice lean type of meat which can be had in burgers, pizzas, fillet or skewers. Cooked well, it has a distinct flavour and goes well with potatoes on the side. One can try flame-grilled kangaroo skewers at The Meat and Wine Company.

Sydney in November - what to eat
Meat Pies

Meat pie is a traditional Australian pie, filled with mincemeat and gravy, and topped with tomato sauce with mashed potato and mushy peas on the side. Besides being part of the standard menu at most restaurants, this pie is also a popular take away food. Bourke Street Bakery is a great place to try the famous meat pies in Sydney.

Tips for Visiting Sydney in February

  • February is a hot month for Sydney. Go prepared with swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses and hats to have fun at the beach. One needs to be careful of poisonous jellyfish at some beaches.
  • You must check the event calendar for the month prior to visiting. You may want to plan the dates accordingly.
  • You should have your tickets booked in advance for the events to ensure that you don't miss them. Also keep in mind that the hotels around the venue get booked much in advance.
  • Sydney is famous for its brunches. You ought to give one of these a try.
  • Keep hydrating yourself and carry a mosquito repellent wherever possible.

Month-By-Month Guide To Visiting Sydney

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