New Year’s Eve, Australia Day, Beaches & Bars Make This A Desirable Destination
More than 10 million overnight and day trip visitors are expected to visit Sydney in its designated summer season. Which, of course, is the middle of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
The designated summer season in Sydney and Australia runs from from December to February.
Extend those months from October-March, and the total number of expected visitors rises to 18 million.
“Last summer, we welcomed more than 9.2 million visitors who spent more than $4.9 billion in Sydney,” said Stuart Ayres, New South Wales Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events.
“From a day at the Test at the historic SCG to a ride on one of Sydney’s iconic ferries, summer is an exciting, vibrant and beautiful time in Sydney, and we look forward to more visitors from near and far over the next few sunny months.”
The year sure gets off to a bang with fireworks over Harbor Bridge, making the area by the famous Sydney Opera House one of the world’s top New Year’s Eve Destinations.
Just a few weeks later – Thursday, Jan. 26 to be exact – is Australia Day, the nation’s massive birthday celebration. There is also the Australian Open of Surfing, Feb. 25-March 5.
And, of course, there are not many cities in the world where you can get a suntan on its beaches in December, January and February. PubClub.com also loves riding the ferries around Sydney and to the beaches, something you can do in shirtsleeves and shorts this time of the year.
And watching sunsets from the lively, happening Opera Bar each day as afternoon turns into nighttime.
The visitor figures come from Tourism Research Australia data and Destination NSW based on annual travel trends.
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