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1. Posted by naq (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

Hi,

Planning to visit friends in sydney for july and august. Wondering if anyone can suggest things to do that would keep me occupied for a length of time.

Anyone know a car rental place that has Jeep Wranglers or other convertible rental cars!

Any surf schools in driving range from the city?

What will the weather be like then?

Also, would you recommend visiting New Zealand while down in the area? Some skiing would be nice

Any suggestions or advice welcome.

Cheers
Will

2. Posted by littlebex (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

Hi Will

There is a surf school on Bondi - lets go surfing - if you give me a few weeks i'll tell you what its like!
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theres also a few in Manly i do believe

its supposed to be 16-18 degrees in july though my friend is there now and says its still pretty warm and you can get away with wearing shorts.

Bex xx

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4. Posted by sachman (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

There are surf schools in Bondi and Manly and you can learn in groups. Manly is 1/2 hour ferry ride and Bondi Beach is about 1/2 bus ride from the city centre, so both beaches are easily accessible.

July and August are mid winter for us down here, but having said that, it doesn't really get cold in relation to Northern Hemisphere winters. As long as the sun is out, the temperature will hover between 18-20 degrees celcius. On cold rainy days it can "plummet" to 13-14 degrees celcius.

Skiing is better in NZ, a lot of Aussies over here make the trip over, because :
1) Snow conditions are better
2) Equivalent cost of going down to the snow here in New South Wales
3) It's overseas

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting sachman

....As long as the sun is out, the temperature will hover between 18-20 degrees celcius. On cold rainy days it can "plummet" to 13-14 degrees celcius.

....

There are not too many Winter days that are 20 degrees, and if it does manage to get to 20 then it will probably be a peak which lasts for half an hour. The rest of the day will be cool.

Let's not pretend that we have some sort of amazing Winter weather in Sydney. Winter days in Sydney are generally cold and the last thing the average person would consider is going to the beach.

It doesn't have to be a European Winter's day for it to be cold.

Mean Daily Temperatures for Sydney:

Jun Jul Aug
16.9 16.2 17.7

[ Edit: Edited on May 21, 2007, at 2:59 AM by james ]

6. Posted by sachman (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

I am not pretending that its tropical here in Sydney in winter but having spent the last 11 winters here in Sydney after spending the previous 15 in Canberra and Melbourne, we here in Sydney do have it good. That mean you list is collectively since records began. You have to admit the last few years have been warmer than usual.

7. Posted by imwinnie (Budding Member 72 posts) 9y

hi

any idea how the weather would be in tasmania and melbourne in august? i heard that it could be as cold as 3 degrees. how many pieces of clothes we should wear under a normal jacket?
thanks in advance!

win nie

8. Posted by mdswing (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

Quoting wjignie

hi

any idea how the weather would be in tasmania and melbourne in august? i heard that it could be as cold as 3 degrees. how many pieces of clothes we should wear under a normal jacket?
thanks in advance!

win nie

I'm from Sydney, and haven't been to Tasmania before but have to Melbourne. The Avg temps in Hobart in August are about 12 deg C and probably about 16 in Melb

9. Posted by alyssa_ann (Inactive 2 posts) 9y

Sydney ain't that cool for the beach in July-Aug. But you can always go clubbing there.. and check out famous museums (if that's your type), or go shopping. Given that period, I recommend going to Queensland, or in Cairns. There are a lot of travel tips to take from June-Aug.
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