Sydney Weather April Averages, Australia
What's the Weather Like in Sydney in April
Sydney is a dream holiday destination for many travellers. Located on the east coast of Australia, in New South Wales, Sydney is a large and vibrant city with world-famous attractions, beautiful scenery and, one of its biggest draws, amazing weather. The city has a subtropical climate, with sunshine and pleasant temperatures all year round.
Located in the Southern Hemisphere, April is the middle of autumn in Sydney, so visitors can expect lovely, warm weather that is not as hot as the sizzling summer months (December - February). Many tourists visit the area at this time of year because the weather is often considered the best of the year. Unlike the inland areas of Australia, Sydney benefits from sea breezes which keep temperatures down.
In April, the average daytime temperatures in Sydney are generally around 19°C while high temperatures can reach a lovely 23°C. Nights are cooler but the average minimum temperatures hardly ever drop below 15°C.
The sun continues to shine throughout April, bringing 8 sunny hours every day throughout the month and a 28% chance of a sunny day. With an abundance of sunshine, tourists can relax and top up their tan on the beautiful beaches located in Sydney.
While you're at the beach, if you want to go for a swim in the sea (or maybe learn to ride the waves) the sea is more than warm enough. The average sea temperature of the Pacific around the coast of Sydney in April is 22°C.
Hotels for Sydney in April
Situated within close proximity to Central Station in the Surry Hills neighbourhood is 57 Hotel. This boutique accommodation possibly ranks as one of the city's quirkiest and most fashionable accommodation, since its style and decor is heavily based on the 1970s club culture of New York. Each of the hotel's 92 rooms come equipped with all the mod-cons and guests can enter and leave as they like thanks to round-the-clock reception.
Visitors in search of luxury accommodation in the centre of town should consider Primus Hotel. Located around the corner from Hyde Park, this elegant hotel effortlessly combines art deco with contemporary influences, comprising a variety of rooms and suites for visitors to choose from. Guests can enjoy dining at the renowned Wilmot Restaurant, lounge about by the poolside or make use of the gym and fitness facilities.
Simpsons of Potts Point
In the quieter neighbourhood of Woolloomooloo Bay you'll find Simpsons of Potts Point, which recreates the feeling of a classic 19th century villa. A 25-minute walk from the Opera House, the hotel combines graceful furnishings with all the modern touches such as air conditioning and free WiFi. Breakfast is served in The Conservatory each morning and comes highly recommended, while the friendly staff will be happy to assist you with your queries and offer sightseeing advice.
Beaches for April for Sydney
Sydney is primarily a seaside city and the beach is an integral part of its culture. As such, there is a variety of beaches to choose of, within or outside the harbour. Sydney's southern beaches tend to be busier throughout the year, given their relatively central location, while the beaches of northern Sydney are somewhat more secluded.
If you're travelling with children, then consider a trip to Shark Beach in Vaucluse. Set against the stunning backdrop of Nielsen Park, this beach is considered something of a hidden gem amongst Sydneysiders and is a brilliant place for picnics on glorious summer days. The waves at this beach are considerably calmer than any ocean-facing beaches, thanks to its cove setting within the harbour. Don't be discouraged by the name of the beach; nets keep any sharks firmly at bay.
Another beach worth heading to is Bronte Beach, which is located 2 kilometres south of Bondi. The beach forms part of a trail which interlinks Bondi with Coogee Beach, making an excellent place to admire the ocean views gloriously sunny days. Surfers come to catch the swells at Bronte Beach, while swimmers can enjoy the 30-metre Bronte Baths which lie parallel to the ocean.
Restaurants and Bars for Sydney in April
A halfway house between a wine bar and a fully-fledged restaurant is the elegant Monopole in Sydney's Potts Point neighbourhood. This fashionable new establishment is known for its wines and cocktails, which can be enjoyed alongside tempting appetisers as you pore over the dinner menu. The service is attentive and the friendly staff are on hand to provide recommendations for drinks and food.
Macleay Street Bistro
Another classy Potts Point restaurant worth a visit is the Macleay Street Bistro. This small establishment has been welcoming locals for over 25 years and serves tasteful French dishes in an intimate setting. The restaurant offers considerable value for money and it makes a great place to head to for a romantic meal without breaking the bank.
Head to Diethnes if you're in search of succulent Mediterranean food in downtown Sydney. Classic Greek food is the selling point of this eatery and it's done with exceptional gusto, which can be attested to by the number of satisfied locals who dine here week after week. Expect classics such as Greek salad, grilled octopus, stuffed peppers and delicate filo pastry desserts, all of which can be washed down with a fine bottle of wine.
Satisfy your sweet tooth by visiting the legendary Gelato Messina, which has branches in Circular Quay, Surry Hills and Bondi. Ice creams come in practically any flavour and style you can possibly imagine, and the parlour is hugely popular among Sydneysiders as a result.
Things to Do in Sydney in April
Queen Victoria Building
Sydney is easily one of the greatest shopping destinations in Australia and you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to things you can purchase here. Indulge in some retail therapy by spending a morning or afternoon at the stunning Queen Victoria Building. As it name suggests, this handsome building honours the colonial heritage of the city and has found its modern purpose as a high-end shopping mall today.
Amateur astronomers won't want to miss the opportunity to visit the Sydney Observatory. Situated on a hill overlooking the quayside and harbour, the museum encompasses an impressive collection of various stargazing paraphernalia and commands brilliant views over the rest of the city. Regular events take place here throughout the year, and the Observatory is a short walking distance from the shops, markets and museums of The Rocks.
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is without a doubt one of Australia's greatest icons and the Sydney landscape wouldn't be the same without this striking structure. Gain an understanding of the building's history by taking a guided tour, which lasts an hour and takes place throughout the day. If you want to delve deeper into the opera world, opt for the two-hour Backstage Tour and enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the Green Room.
In addition to its waterfront, Sydney has much to offer in the way of parks and green spaces. Hyde Park is one of the city's most prominent hangout spots and it's a great place to take a relaxing stroll or enjoy a lunchtime picnic. Make sure to stop by the impressive ANZAC Memorial, which was constructed in the 1930s to commemorate the Australian and New Zealand military servicemen who lost their lives in World War I.
Dates for the Diary
Sydney Royal Easter Show
The Sydney Royal Easter Show takes place in the city every April. This event is an agricultural show that was designed to promote local produce and livestock and features a wide variety of entertainments and exhibitions including an amusement park and fair, restaurants, shopping stands and competitions.
In mid-April Sydney is also host to the Sydney Cup, one of the most popular and longstanding horse races in Australia. The Sydney Cup is held at the Randwick Racecourse in the suburbs of Sydney.