Just because it's winter, it doesn't mean your only options are snuggling in bed with Netflix or a book! There are plenty of fun things to do to get your blood circulating in the East this winter - just don't forget a jumper!
VISIT VAUCLUSE HOUSE (Vaucluse)
Travel back in time with a visit to the quaint and pristine Vaucluse House. The memorialised estate is a feast for your eyes with its Gothic style and Victorian gardens. You'll get a dose of history too, with the free guided tour offering an intriguing look into the history of the house, as well as dishing out some interesting tidbits about the family who owned the house in the 19th century. After the tour, unwind with high tea in the 1920s style garden tearooms.
Price: $12 admission
Location: 69A Wentworth Road, Vaucluse NSW 2030
CATCH A FILM AT THE RITZ (Randwick)
The Ritz is one of Sydney's grandest film theatres. With its 1930s art deco structure, you'll feel transported to a different time, even while watching a Hollywood blockbuster! Why not catch a period flick from Hollywood's golden age to get the full experience? The cinema also hosts special events year-round, so be sure to check their website to see what's upcoming at the Ritz.
Location: 45 St Pauls Street, Randwick NSW 2031
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BONDI TO COOGEE COASTAL WALK (Bondi)
Winter has got to be the perfect time to do the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. The weather is usually very cold so you don't have to worry about sweating too much, baking in the sun or getting too dehydrated (as long as you bring water). There may be biting winds, but if you're lucky and plan your walk for a cold and sunny day, the sun will warm you up in no time. May to November is also the perfect time to go whale watching and luckily, Marks Park, the best spot for this activity, is on the coastal walking trail. So what're you waiting for? Throw on a jacket, grab a bottle and get those legs moving.
Location: Bondi Beach NSW 2026
HORSE RIDE IN THE CENTENNIAL PARKLANDS (Moore Park)
A refreshing ride through Centennial Park is just what you need to bat away those winter blues. Take a guided ride in the expansive and gorgeous park in the heart of the city. The ride takes you through the enclosure's picturesque ponds, which use the city as a backdrop as well as its birdlife and flora. Get a taste of what it's like to be aloft a steed without leaving the East.
Price: One hour park rides start from $90
Location: 114-120 Lang Road, Moore Park NSW 2021
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WARM UP WITH BEER AND FOOD AT DOVE & OLIVE (Surry Hills)
Head over to Surry Hills for some of the best pub grub you’ll have this winter. Sit down for a melt-in-your-mouth pie or a rump steak with a craft beer or cider while you warm up at this cosy and artful pub! Make sure you head there on specific days for $9.90 deals on your favourites. Feel like roast on a Sunday? Drop by for their Sunday Roast with all the trimmings for just $19.
Location: 156 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
What are you favourite activies when the weather turns wild and woolly? Share them with your neighbours in the comment section below!