Say goodbye to the winter blues with Sydney’s top five luxury experiences.

Sydney is just as alive and vibrant in winter as it is in summer. From private bridge climbs to igloos by the harbour, Sydney pulls out all the stops in winter. Time to swap the bikini for a coat and experience the cooler side of Sydney.

under the Sydney Harbour bridge during winter
Image courtesy of Visit Australia

Bridge Climb

Some of the clearest skies and the most remarkable sunsets in Sydney happen in winter. To really see Sydney shine, book a private Sydney Harbour Bridge climb. With a private climb, you can enjoy a truly personal experience. Stand on top of the world (well, Sydney at least) accompanied by your guests and climb leader. Watch the sunset and witness panoramic views of one of the world’s most beautiful harbours.

Bridge Climb Sydney | From AU $374 (group) | Twilight Climb | Approx. 3.5 hours

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Image courtesy of Sydney Bridge Climb

Whale Watching

Thousands of humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to Queensland, Australia ever winter. The best time to spot the 30,000 migrating whales along the New South Wales coastline, is mid-May to late August. Sydney Eco Whale Watching have been offering conservation-focused whale watching expeditions since 2000. With no more than 12 people aboard luxury yacht Katrina, you can enjoy a personalised experience.

Sydney Eco Whale Watching | From AU $135 | Approx. four hours

Whale watching during the wither in NSW
Image courtesy of Visit NSW

Harbour Cruising

When it comes to cruising the Sydney harbour, look no further than Hiilani with Sydney Harbour Luxe Charters. The elegant, 95ft motor yacht was previously owned by none other than Shirley Temple. Talk about a girl with pizzazz. Spread out over three levels, recline on the spacious sun lounge and enjoy the luxury Hiilani has to offer. The Italian-made yacht can sleep up to nine people in the four spacious cabins. To get you through the winter months, book an on-board cocktail function for up to 49 people. You can socialise, see the harbour and make the most of the cooler weather.

Sydney Harbour Luxe Charters | Hiilani Private Yacht | From $1,350 per hour

Luxe charter
Image courtesy of Sydney Harbour Luxe Charters

A Day at the Spa

On those days the sun isn’t shining and the cold air is too much to handle, head to the spa. Indulge at The Day Spa by Chuan. The indoor pool is grand and romantic. The ceiling glitters like the night sky and will make even the most cynical of hearts believe this place was created by magic. This underground oasis can be found at The Langham in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. It offers a vast range of packages and treatments, including facials, massages and the chance to build your own package. It’s the perfect place to ‘detox, renew, relax and rejuvenate’.

The Day Spa by Chuan | The Langham Hotel | From AU $115+

winter sky at night above the pool at Langham Hotel
Image courtesy of Langham Hotels

Pier One Igloos

Sydney Harbour’s Igloos on the Pier pop-up add just the right amount of luxury to your winter nights. The igloos are located at Sydney’s iconic Pier One venue overlooking the harbour. The igloos are designed for different groups, tastes and experiences. Choose from: The Snow Globe, Gantry Dining Igloo, Winter Luxe Igloo, Hot Tub Igloo and Breakfast Igloo for a bespoke harbour side experience. One of the newest editions to the igloo range is the Dream Igloo Suite, where you can snuggle up under the stars for an overnight experience.

Pier One | Igloos on the Pier | From AU $300

Winter sunset at Pier One Sydney Harbour
Image courtesy of Pier One Sydney Harbour

For more personalised information tips and advice, or to book this incredible holiday contact your local TravelManagers’ personal travel manager here.