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Sydney in April: The Ultimate Guide

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On the east coast of Australia next to the magnificent Pacific Ocean, lies the sprawling city of Sydney. Initially intended as a penal colony under the British empire during the 17th Century, today, Sydney has grown into a global center for trade and tourism. Sydney welcomes millions of visitors each year from all around the world, as it has something to offer to everyone. A city steeped in natural and cultural history, Sydney has become a starting point for exploring Australia. During April, in the midst of autumn, the city experiences warm weather with low humidity, ideal for a visit. Whether you’re looking to go skydiving, explore the heart of the city or just indulge in delicious snacks, there’s something for everyone during Sydney in April. Here is your in-depth guide to visiting Sydney in April.

What makes Sydney in April Special?


Sydney in April
Sydney in April

The pleasant weather during April allows you to explore all of Sydney’s popular attractions. From its pristine coastline to its awe-inspiring skyline, Sydney is a modern-day cornucopia for tourists. One can spend days exploring Sydney’s Victorian Architecture, museums, and wildlife sanctuaries. The more adventurous spirits can take a trip to the Blue Mountains or experience a thrilling skydiving session over Sydney. April also brings a multitude of popular events that are a must-visit, like the ANZAC Day Dawn ceremony parade or the Royal Easter Show carnival. Sydney in April also brings a lot of holidays, perfect for exploring the nooks and crannies of the city. So, if you want to go on a culinary tour or indulge in an evening dedicated to the performing arts, Sydney in April always has something brewing.

Sydney in April: Weather


If you are planning to visit Sydney during April, prepare to experience a pleasant fall season.This means cooler temperatures ranging from 15°C to 23°C, with an average of 19°C and chances of rain. The weather is pleasant with low humidity and about eight hours of sunshine during the day ensures that you get plenty of time for sightseeing. You can comfortably explore the beautiful Sydney beaches, as the temperature around the sea is approximately 22°C.

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Sydney in April: Top Experiences


1

Sydney Opera House

Sydney in April - Sydney Opera House Tour


Located next to the scenic Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House is often considered as a wonder of the Modern World. The performing arts center hosts numerous performances annually, making it the jewel of Sydney’s cultural treasure trove. The -shell-shape design of the Sydney Opera House is iconic, recognized all over the world -- making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Australia. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s vast history and significance in Australian culture can be fully understood through a guided tour.

April Timings
9:00 AM to 05:00 PM, all week

Location

Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000,
Australia
Getting There ›

Sydney Opera House Tour - English
from
AUD 42
Sydney Opera House Tour in Mandarin (1 Hour)
from
AUD 42
Sydney Opera House Tour - Korean
from
AUD 30
Sydney Opera House Tour - Japanese
from
AUD 30
Sydney Opera House Backstage Tour
from
AUD 175
Sydney Opera House Tour & Tasting Plate at Opera K...
from
AUD 75
Sydney Opera House Tour and Dine at Opera Bar
from
AUD 61

2

Taronga Zoo

Sydney in March - Sydney Taronga Zoo


Australia’s flora and fauna are unique, and the Taronga Zoo located on the shores of the Sydney Harbour provides you with an opportunity to observe it up close. You can take a ferry ride to the Taronga Zoo, ride the cable car to the top of the hill and take a guided tour back down. With over 4,000 animals, the Taronga zoo houses a wide variety of Australia’s wildlife, some of which you can even meet and spend time with.

April Timings
The guided tour is 2 hours long and begins at 10:15 AM or 02:00 PM

Location

Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088,
Australia
Getting There ›

Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket
from
AUD 44.1
Skip the Line Tickets to Wild LIFE Sydney Zoo
from
AUD 35.2
Taronga Zoo:Wild Australia Experience with Cable C...
from
AUD 115
Taronga Zoo VIP Aussie Gold Tour with Cable Car Ride
from
AUD 95
Taronga Zoo with SkySafari + 2 Day Sydney Harbour ...
from
AUD 59.8

3

Sydney Harbour Cruises

Sydney in April - Sydney Skydive


Hop on a Sydney Harbour cruise and take a luxurious ride along the city’s scenic coastline. You can catch a glimpse of famous landmarks in Sydney, including the Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Government House and many more! Your guided tour not only informs you about the history and cultural trivia of Sydney and its attractions, but will also include fun activities and great food.

April Timings
Depends on the chosen cruise.

Location

Circular Quay Wharf No.6, Sydney Harbour, Sydney

Getting There ›

Captain Cook Harbour Story Sightseeing Cruise
from
AUD 49
Captain Cook Harbour Story Premium Cruise With Drinks
from
AUD 59
Captain Cook Harbour Highlights 75 Mins Cruise
from
AUD 39
Captains Dinner Cruise - 3 Course Dining
from
AUD 169
Gold Dinner Cruise - 6 Course Dining
from
AUD 195
Relaxing Lunch Cruise with 3 Course Meal
from
AUD 109
Top Deck 2 Course Lunch Cruise
from
AUD 99
Taronga Zoo with SkySafari + 2 Day Sydney Harbour ...
from
AUD 59.8
Captain Cook: 2 Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On-Hop-Off ...
from
AUD 45
SEA LIFE Aquarium + 2 Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On-Ho...
from
AUD 72.68
Captain Cook Harbour Story Sightseeing Cruise
from
AUD 49
Captain Cook Harbour Story Premium Cruise With Drinks
from
AUD 59
Sydney Harbour Cocktail Cruise
from
AUD 55
Captain Cook Harbour Highlights 75 Mins Cruise
from
AUD 39
Taronga Zoo with SkySafari + 2 Day Sydney Harbour ...
from
AUD 59.8
SEA LIFE Aquarium + 2 Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On-Ho...
from
AUD 72.68
Sydney Zoo + 2 Day Harbour Hop-On-Hop-Off Cruise
from
AUD 72.68
Sydney Tower Eye + 2 Day Harbour Hop-On-Hop-Off Cr...
from
AUD 63.48
Madame Tussauds + 2 Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On-Hop-...
from
AUD 72.68
Captain Cook: 2 Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On-Hop-Off ...
from
AUD 45
Thunder Jet Twist: 30 Minute Experience
from
AUD 55
Thunder Jet Extreme Adrenalin Rush: 45 Minute Expe...
from
AUD 79.2
Harbour Jet Blast: 35 Minute Experience
from
AUD 63
Sydney Harbour Adventure: 50 Minute Experience
from
AUD 70
Captains Dinner Cruise - 3 Course Dining
from
AUD 169
Gold Dinner Cruise - 6 Course Dining
from
AUD 195
Gold Penfolds Dinner & Drinks Cruise
from
AUD 265
Luxury Cruise - Platinum Penfolds Grange with Dinner
from
AUD 359
Sunset Dinner Cruise
from
AUD 89
Relaxing Lunch Cruise with 3 Course Meal
from
AUD 109
Top Deck 2 Course Lunch Cruise
from
AUD 99
Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch Cruise
from
AUD 99

4

Sydney Bridge Climb

Sydney in April - Sydney BridgeClimb


The magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge, which connects Sydney’s Central Business District with the North Shore, has long been an architectural icon. You can climb right to the top and get excellent views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Luna Park and more for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With packagesM ranging from sampler to full climb, the Sydney Bridge Climb offers a vantage point from where you can observe Sydney like never before. Popular with celebrities and royals, the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb is a highly sought-after attraction.

April Timings
10:00 AM Onwards

Location

3 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000,
Australia
Getting There ›

Sydney BridgeClimb Summit
from
AUD 260
Sydney BridgeClimb Summit Sampler
from
AUD 169
BridgeClimb Summit Express
from
AUD 298

5

Sydney Opera House Shows

Sydney in April - Sydney Opera House Show


The iconic Sydney Opera House hosts more than 40 shows a week. From classic entertainment like cabaret, magic, music, and dance to large productions like operas, this temple for performing arts always has something in store for you. This April, watch Hamlet, La Traviata, Anna Karenina and more at the Sydney Opera House.

April Timings
Depends on chosen show

Location

Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000,
Australia
Getting There ›

Great Opera Hits - Opera at the Sydney Opera House
from
AUD 69
Carmen at the Sydney Opera House
from
AUD 79
La Traviata On Sydney Harbour
from
AUD 99
Don Giovanni
from
AUD 79
Faust
from
AUD 79
Attila
from
AUD 99
Aida
from
AUD 79
Roberto Devereux
from
AUD 79
La Juive
from
AUD 79
Eugene Onegin
from
AUD 79

6

Madame Tussauds

Sydney in April - Madame Tussauds


The famed museum has a branch in Sydney, where you can get up-close and personal with life-like wax statues of your favorite celebrities. Click a photo with Jackie Chan and Obama or stroll through the Marvel and Justice League section to get snapped with popular superheroes! Madame Tussauds attracts both youngsters and adults. It is divided into eight sections, ranging from TV and films to world history. To avoid waiting in line, book your Madame Tussauds tickets in advance.

April Timings
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (last admission 5:00 PM)

Location

1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000,
Australia
Getting There ›

7

Hop on Hop off Tours

Sydney in April- Hop on Hop off


Hop-on Hop-off bus tours are a great way to explore Sydney’s top tourist attractions at a leisurely pace. During the 60-90 minute tours, you can ride in a comfortable bus and listen to guided commentary on the historical significance of various attractions. You can also disembark and explore at your pace and then hop onto the next bus that comes by, their frequency being every 20-30 minutes. For those wishing to explore the vibrant city of Sydney in a limited time, the Hop-on Hop-off bus tours are a comfortable and economical option.

April Timings
Depends on the tour you choose

Big Bus Sydney: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightsee...
from
AUD 52.2
Blue Mountains Explorer Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour
from
AUD 46.75
Blue Mountains Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour & Scenic World ...
from
AUD 89
Captain Cook: 2 Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On-Hop-Off ...
from
AUD 45
Taronga Zoo with SkySafari + 2 Day Sydney Harbour ...
from
AUD 59.8
SEA LIFE Aquarium + 2 Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On-Ho...
from
AUD 72.68
Sydney Zoo + 2 Day Harbour Hop-On-Hop-Off Cruise
from
AUD 72.68
Sydney Tower Eye + 2 Day Harbour Hop-On-Hop-Off Cr...
from
AUD 63.48
Madame Tussauds + 2 Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On-Hop-...
from
AUD 72.68
Sydney Hop-On-Hop-Off Combo: Big Bus Classic Ticke...
from
AUD 109

8

Day Tours From Sydney

Sydney in April - Day Trips from Sydney


While Sydney is a historical and cultural hub in Australia, the surrounding regions in New South Wales are also great for tourists to explore. You can choose from a variety of day tours from Sydney, like visiting Bondi Beach, a winery tour through Hunter Valley or the Port Stephens Dolphin Watcher tour. These full-day tours are specially curated for visitors looking to get the whole Sydney experience.

April Timings
Depends on chosen tour.

Location

Sydney NSW,
Australia
Getting There ›

Sydney and Bondi Tour
from
AUD 59
Sydney and Bondi Tour With Sydney Opera House Tour
from
AUD 99
Hunter Valley Food and Wine Lovers Experience
from
AUD 198
Port Stephens Dolphin Watcher
from
AUD 198

9

Sydney Zoo

Sydney in April - Sydney Taronga Zoo


The Sydney Wildlife Zoo is located in the heart of the city, at Darling Harbour. Home to thousands of wild animals native to Australia, the Sydney Zoo offers an interactive experience to its visitors. The guided tour of the precincts are highly informative and you can also get to click pictures with koalas! Right next to the Sydney Zoo, some of the city’s best attractions are located, like the Sydney Aquarium and Madame Tussauds.

April Timings
Every day – 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Location

Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088,
Australia
Getting There ›

Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket
from
AUD 44.1
Skip the Line Tickets to Wild LIFE Sydney Zoo
from
AUD 35.2
Taronga Zoo:Wild Australia Experience with Cable C...
from
AUD 115
Taronga Zoo VIP Aussie Gold Tour with Cable Car Ride
from
AUD 95
Taronga Zoo with SkySafari + 2 Day Sydney Harbour ...
from
AUD 59.8

Sydney in April: Events to Look Out For


Sydney in April events

ANZAC Day march

25th April 2020
On this day every year, Australians and New Zealanders honor their armed forces. ANZAC day is dedicated to those who have served Australia’s defence force in armed conflicts around the world, since WWI and WWII. The parade and commemoration service at Sydney’s Hyde Park is spectacular to behold.

Image Courtesy : SBS

Sydney in April events

La Traviata- Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

27th March 2020 - 26th April 2020
Performed on a floating stage at the Sydney Harbour adjoining the Opera House, this ethereal performance is counted as once in a lifetime experience. Complete with pop-up restaurant bars, dance and fireworks across the Sydney night sky, enjoy the world’s most popular opera, La Traviata.

Sydney in April events

Sydney Royal Easter Show

3rd April - 14th April 2020
This annual Easter Show has been a celebrated Sydney tradition since 1823. It includes an agricultural show and an amusement carnival and fair. The Royal Easter Show has been a longstanding representation of Australian culture and heritage. From shopping to participating in hundreds of fun activities, this is a bucket-list priority for Sydney’s visitors and locals alike.

Image Courtesy : Lyndey Milan

Sydney in April events

Sydney Comedy Festival

20th April 2020 - 17th May 2020
Sydney’s biggest comedy festival is one gala event that no one should miss out on. Stretched over a period of four weeks, this festival sees performances from some of the best artists in the world. From stand-up and satire to theatre and magic, the Sydney Comedy Festival is held at different venues all over the city, attracting a crowd of thousands annually.

Sydney in April: Essentials


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Weather in Sydney in April

Sydney has a sub-tropical climate, which means it experiences warm summers and cool winters. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean gives it a moderate climate and the month of April experiences fall season in the city. The average temperature is a pleasant 19°C and the weather is mostly sunny, with chances of rain.

Where to stay in Sydney in April

The sprawling city of Sydney caters to the needs of every tourist. Since April is not the peak tourist season, one can find accommodation at reasonable prices according to one’s budget. Here are some recommendations of where to stay in Sydney in April:

What to pack for Sydney in April

Sydney is an easy-going city, and most places allow entry in casual attire. Keeping the weather in mind, pack a few pairs of jeans, some t-shirts, shorts and you are good to go. Don’t forget your beachwear and sunglasses, along with a pair of comfortable walking shoes. The temperature drops to 15°C at night, so take some light jackets and hoodies and set out to explore Sydney’s nightlife.

Getting around in Sydney in April

1. Even with a vast array of suburbs and attractions, Sydney is fairly easy to get around. It has a large network of buses, trains, ferries, light rails and taxi services that connect every part of the city.

2. Tourists can purchase an Opal card as an economical and hassle-free option for using public transport in Sydney. You can recharge it at convenience stores, train stations or post offices and you are good to go. Taxi services can be expensive, so plan your itinerary in advance for Sydney.

3. Bus Tours are also an economical way of covering popular tourist attractions. Many of Sydney’s attractions are accessible by people with disabilities, like the Sydney Tower Eye, SEA LIFE Aquarium and the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney in April: Seasonal Delicacies


Sydney in April - what to eat
Snow Eggs

The crown jewel in the world of desserts, the Snow Egg of Quay is a prized culinary dish at Quay. Described as a heavenly dessert, Gilmore’s Snow Eggs have gained worldwide recognition from the hit show, Masterchef Australia. Get it at Quay.

Image Courtesy : EatSmarter

Sydney in March - what to eat
Portuguese Tart

These tarts of puff pastry and custard with a hint of cinnamon will become your staple dessert when in Sydney. Available for just a few dollars, these simple yet savory treats are sure to be a culinary highlight of your visit to Sydney. Get it at Sweet Belem.

Sydney in March - what to eat
Barramundi

The quintessential Australian fish, it has a mild flavor which is savored by the locals. Also known as Asian sea bass, this makes for a highly nutritious and delicious meal, easily available in restaurants all over Sydney. Get it at the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar.

Image Courtesy : Australis

Sydney in April - what to eat
Lamington cake

This sweet local delicacy is so highly regarded that it is often enthusiastically considered as Australia’s national cake. Lamington cake is a square of sponge cake dipped in chocolate sauce. Many variants with interesting twists to the original recipe can be found at local bakeries. Get it at Flour and Stone.

Sydney in April - what to eat
Criskin Chicken

This dish comprises egg noodles, twice-fried chicken and lettuce in a bowl and is consumed with Vietnamese sauces. This is the simple, yet delicious recipe of Criskin Chicken. Get it at Tan Viet.

Image Courtesy : Cncakes

Tips for Visiting Sydney in April


  • Carry an umbrella while going out, as Sydney sees some rainfall in the month of April.
  • Keep a pair of sunglasses and wear comfortable walking shoes, as the expansive city has a large number of outdoor attractions. The April weather will tempt you to take a trip to the Blue Mountains or explore the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb.
  • Be careful with your belongings when venturing into crowded places or carnivals. Sydney is one of the safest cities in the world but petty crimes do take place.
  • Keep in mind the weather forecast before venturing out for the day. You don’t want to be stuck on a beach while it’s raining heavily. There are plenty of indoor options like SEA LIFE Aquarium or Madame Tussauds to engage your traveler spirit when the weather is unfavorable.
  • Keep your schedule open and try to visit Sydney’s annual festivals like ANZAC Day parade or the Royal Easter Show which occur in April. You will gain a new perspective on Australia’s culture.

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