Averages for Sydney in July
Sitting on the east coast, Sydney is Australiaâ€™s Harbour City and the capital city of New South Wales. This thriving city is a cool mix of urban culture and laidback beach life, with the famous Bondi Beach located here. Sydney is a popular tourist destination thanks to its attractions, scenic waterfront skyline and of course, its brilliant weather. The city has a subtropical climate with temperate weather all year round. Unlike the inland deser...
Sitting on the east coast, Sydney is Australia’s Harbour City and the capital city of New South Wales. This thriving city is a cool mix of urban culture and laidback beach life, with the famous Bondi Beach located here. Sydney is a popular tourist destination thanks to its attractions, scenic waterfront skyline and of course, its brilliant weather. The city has a subtropical climate with temperate weather all year round. Unlike the inland desert areas of Australia, sea breezes keep things comfortable in the city.
Located in the southern hemisphere where seasons are reversed, July is the middle of winter in Australia. The month of July is the coldest in Sydney, but simultaneously, it is also the driest. Still, this is Sydney, so the temperatures never plunge to the kind of depths experienced in other countries across the world during winter time. The average daytime temperature in Sydney during this time of the year is around 13°C and the average minimum temperatures generally tend to hover around 8°C. High temperatures can still reach 17°C though, even in winter.
Sunshine is also in abundance in July, as it is throughout most of the year in Sydney. The average amount of sunshine expected during July in Sydney is 7 hours per day and there’s a 31% chance of a sunny day. If this makes you want to hit the beach, you can partake in a spot of surfing, snorkelling or swimming too. In July, the average temperature of the sea is still 18°C.
Panorama of Sydney from Taronga Zoo
Unlike the summer months, the chances of rain in the city are very low in July. The average recorded precipitation for July is around 56 mm which tends to fall over 11 wet days. On average, there’s a 40% chance of rainfall.
July is a fantastic time to visit Sydney if you want to enjoy the outdoor attractions of the city without the sweltering summer heat or the chance of rain.
Where to stay
Whether you’re looking for luxury accommodation or something cheap and cheerful, Sydney has accommodation to suit everyone. Base Backpackers is an affordable and comfortable hostel that’s ideal for travellers or a tight budget. Located in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District, just a 2 minute walk from Darling Harbour, it makes a great base for exploring the city. Guests can stay in private rooms or sociable dorm-style rooms.
For those looking for a special stay, five star accommodation is available at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney. This chic hotel has boutique style rooms, from bright and airy atrium rooms to spa suites with a king-size bed and a spa bathtub. The hotel is conveniently located within a short walk from the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the historic Rocks area.
Things to do
Sydney is a vibrant city with many attractions on offer for those who visit the area. Throughout the year there are a number of galleries and museums to visit. The Museum of Sydney is a great place to start. Built on the ruins of the house of New South Wales' first Governor, Arthur Phillip, this museum charts the history of Sydney, from the beginning to modern times. A great way to get to know the city you’re visiting.
Sydney Maritime Museum
Holiday makers should also make time to see Sydney's most famous historical attractions, such as the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens which are both located in the harbour and are easy to reach from anywhere in downtown Sydney.
As one of the largest cities in Australia, there’s always something happening in Sydney. In July, tourist can join locals to celebrate the Carnival in Sydney which runs until August. The Carnival features lots of food, and folk dancing amongst the entertainment.
Hit the beach
Sydney is the perfect place to experience Australia’s famous beach lifestyle as the city is surrounded by beautiful beaches and bays that are within easy reach of the downtown area.
One of Sydney’s most renowned beaches is Bondi Beach. Known all over the world, it is a must-visit hotspot for holiday makers at any time. Bondi Beach is a kilometre stretch of soft, golden sand where travellers can relax and soak up the sun, or learn to surf in the waves of the Pacific. One of the busiest beaches in Sydney, it’s also home to a wide choice of beachside restaurants and cafés and hosts a range of events throughout the year.
Stretches of golden sand on Bondi Beach, Sydney
Eating and drinking
Sydney’s food and drink scene is world-class, whether you’re looking for fine-dining establishments, laidback bars or contemporary cafés.
The Sardine Room offers a refined dining experience where guests can sample some of Sydney’s best and freshest seafood. Dishes include squid ink ravioli with crab meat and caviar. This popular restaurant is located in the vibrant Potts Point area of Sydney, nestled between many other restaurants and bars, and has a lovely outdoor seating area where guests can enjoy an al fresco lunch.
Those with a sweet tooth will love La Renaissance Café in the charming Rocks area of the city. This delightful French café has the prestigious acclaim of being inducted into the Relais Desserts, the world's most exclusive French Pâtisserie association. As you would expect, the desserts here are exquisite both in taste and appearance, and include handmade cakes, pastries and macarons that are absolutely beautiful.
For after dinner drinks, head to Bulletin Place. This small and cosy bar is ideally located in the Circular Quay area and specialises in creative and delicious cocktails made with premium liquors and spirits. Awarded as one of the top 50 bars in the world in 2015, guests can be sure to have a great time here.