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Sydney in March – The Definitive Guide

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From the iconic Sydney Opera House to the Harbour Bridge, Sydney tempts thousands of travelers to visit the beautiful city every year. Sydney is always inviting with its awe-inspiring skyline and the weather is mostly sunny side up. Experience Sydney as the heat wanes and gives way to the warm and pleasant fall season. Visiting Sydney in March helps you avoid the crowds and explore the wonderful city at peace. The interesting activities that take Sydney by storm in March make it one of the best months to visit the city.

What makes Sydney in March Special?


Sydney in November

With pleasant temperatures in March, Sydney becomes even more alluring. With most students in school during March, the city would be less crowded and less pricey. As autumn kicks in so do a lot of fun events and activities that one can enjoy in March. You can enjoy the beautiful beaches that adorn Sydney in favorable weather. With the sea being at its warmest, you can go for swims comfortably. With no major public holidays, this month is convenient for tourists to go about their itinerary without any hassles.

Though the city does not experience the conventional fall season, the beauty of autumn can be seen in the Royal Botanical Gardens. A plethora of flora comes alive at this time making the Gardens look lovely. The St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, as the city turns green, are not to be missed. As the temperatures take their own sweet time to taper down, a lot of activities can be done in Sydney in March.

Sydney in March: Weather


Sydney in December - weather

The days of March are filled with moderate temperatures in Sydney. Tourists can expect temperatures within the range of 18 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. Being the “Harbour City”, Sydney is cooler owing to the sea breeze. The chances of rain are higher in March though that doesn’t compromise the average of 8 hours of sunshine every day.

As temperatures come down during March, it is ideal for tourists looking for a break from the heat.

Things to do in Sydney in March


1

Sydney Opera House

Sydney in November - Sydney Opera House Tour


The remarkable landmark of Sydney is home to more than 1600 performances every year. Explore the magnificence imbued in every corner of the architectural masterpiece. Visit the Sydney Opera House to witness a variety of shows ranging from heart-wrenching ballets to heartwarming children’s shows. Explore the grandeur of the Opera House as you tour its wide expanse. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Opera House is creativity at its peak. From the famous steps of the Opera House to the interiors, everything is opulence personified.

March Timings
Monday to Saturday - 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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


Enter the world of wild fun with Taronga Zoo. The expansive zoo houses almost 4,000 animals ready to meet you. The varieties of animals in the zoo include indigenous Australian animals and exotic species. Enrich your experience with 20 daily shows and keeper talks. The zoo offers various trails to explore the diversity of wildlife it has. Separate programs and events are organized for children and adults to make them experience the beauty of the wilderness.

March Timing
Every day – 9:30 AM – 5:00 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 Cruise

Sydney in November - Sydney Skydive


Sit back and cruise along the spectacular Harbour of Sydney. The cruise takes you along the important attractions of the city like the Opera House, Botanic Gardens, Government House and much more. Captain Cook Cruises offer a plethora of cruise options to choose from. The sightseeing cruise offers informative commentary about the history of the Harbour.

March Timings
Depends on the cruise package you choose.

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 November - Sydney BridgeClimb


Climb the Sydney Bridge for an experience you will never forget. the breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Characterized by the Blue Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the scenic beauty from the bridge is unparalleled.

March Timings
You can hop on the BridgeClimb at Dawn, Daytime, Twilight and Night. According to your convenience, you can pick the time of the day you want to go.

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 Show

Sydney in March - Sydney Opera House Show


Add a theatrical star to your vacation by experiencing a show at the Sydney Opera House. March 2020 is bringing a lot of stories of love, bravery, and secrets your way. Explore the grand productions like Carmen ( 11 Jan 2020 - 26 March 2020), Handa Opera - La Traviata ( 27 March 2020 - 26 April 2020) and Great Opera Hits 2020. Delve into the world of Performing Arts with the architecture marvel of Sydney.

March 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 November - Blue Mountains


Enter the universe of fame, glitterati and all things celebrity with Madame Tussauds Sydney. Meet all your favorite personalities at the Darling Harbour. Fill your gallery with selfies with the most loved celebrities of the world. Get up-close with Aussie Heartthrobs - Liam and Chris Hemsworth. Book your spot(light) online at Headout to get special skip-the-line Tickets.

March 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 November - Blue Mountains


Explore the landmarks of Sydney with special Hop on Hop off Tours. These bus tours allow you to sightsee at your own leisure. Spend time at various landmarks like Sydney Harbor House, Darling Harbour and Bondi Beach. Take your own sweet time going around the landmarks. Big Bus offers a lot of amenities to make your trip as comfortable as possible.

March 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 November - Day Trips from Sydney


Book a tour with Headout to explore the best of Sydney. Different tours discover different attractions in Sydney. Explore Bondi Beach and the Sydney Opera House with these tours. As Autumn kicks in, you can explore the city without heat slowing you down.

March 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

Sydney in March : Events to Look Out For


The vibrant city of Sydney has a lot to offer in March. Head to Sydney to catch some of these incredible events.

Sydney in March events

Sydney Design Festival

Date: 1st March to 10th March
The entire city comes together to celebrate the various forms of art in this creative festival. The festival would feature design exhibitions, panel discussions, keynote speakers, tours and workshops to initiate you into the world of art. There will also be an outdoor design market promoting the art of local Sydney designers and artists.

Image Courtesy : wdo.org

Sydney in March events

O-LA Music Festival

Dates: 29 February to 1st March
Sydney Showground will be alive with the sound of music. The music extravaganza is set to present a crazy lineup of artists from Korea and China. K-Pop fans can witness their idols live at the O-LA Music Festival. Some of the artists coming to perform are Chung Ha, Jessi, BEWHY and Kim Taek Nam.

Image Courtesy : sbs.com

Sydney in March events

Anime Festival

Date: 7th March to 8th March
International Convention Centre, Sydney is all set to host Anime fans from all over the world. With an impressive guest line-up, the Anime Festival is sure to offer fans an incredible time. The festival will also witness engaging fans and community events to make the festival as interactive as possible.

Image Courtesy : wikimedia commons

Sydney in March : Essentials


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Weather in Sydney in March

The beginning of Autumn brings down the temperatures of Sydney. The average temperature in March ranges from 18°C to 25°C. Rainfall can be expected for up to 15 days. Sydney gets 8 hours of sunshine every day throughout March.

Where to stay in Sydney in February

Sydney, a beautiful cosmopolitan city with plenty of culture, history, fashion, and gastronomy in every corner, has many popular neighbourhoods to stay. From Sydney CBD & Darling Harbour to The Rocks, to the Hipster Neighborhood, Surry Hills, there are a number of options for different preferences and budgets.

What to pack for Sydney in March

All your fancy tees and shorts can be packed for Sydney in March. Keep your beachwear as you’ll be frequenting them a lot. Keep lightweight jackets and hoodies as the temperatures tend to drop at night. A pair of sunglasses is a must for your trip to Sydney.

Getting around in Sydney in March

1. Metros, buses, light rails, ferries and on-demand services are all available for tourists in Sydney. The public transport system in Sydney is convenient and easy to use. Using the Opal card, which you can buy at the post offices, convenience and department stores, and news agencies, you can access public transport. The Opal Card can be credited with money to help you get from one place to another. You can get a top-up from the nearest departmental store or post office. Just tap the card while embarking and disembarking your choice of transport.

2. The traffic in Sydney peaks in the morning office hours, from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Avoid going out at this time. Trains are cheaper from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM as there is not much traffic. The prices hike after 4:00 PM and stay like that until 6:30 PM after which they drop down again.

3. Be vary of the maintenance work for the trains in which case buses are scheduled, which might take more time.

Sydney in March : Seasonal Delicacies


Sydney in March - what to eat
Baby Ricotta Hotcakes

Welcome your autumn mornings with dessert for breakfast. Served with fresh berries, curd, passionfruit, and maple syrup, the hotcakes are sweet indulgences. Don’t miss out on the Instagram-able breakfast at Butcher and the Farmer.

Image Courtesy : flickr

Sydney in March - what to eat
Fig and Rocket Salad

Figs are the seasonal fruit of Autumn in Sydney. Their inherent sweetness and tender flesh make them very versatile. The Black Bar and Grill serves locally procured Fig Salad with duck ham and burrata. The dish is garnished with candied walnuts and balsamic dressing.

Image Courtesy : Wikipedia Commons

Sydney in March - what to eat
Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli

Pumpkin is the essence of the Autumn season. The chefs at Balla agree with the comfort value of Pumpkin during fall. The dish is served with burnt butter, parmesan and sage. The warm pasta is a must-have of the season.

Sydney in March - what to eat
Maple Bacon French Toast

The name of the dish itself makes the mouth water. The very essence of the dish resonates with the vibe of Autumn. The Double Bay dining spot, Indigo offers this delicious treat as part of its autumn menu. Add a pinch of sparkle to your toast with the Pommery Champagne.

Image Courtesy : flickr

Sydney in March - what to eat
Assiette Mignardise

An ensemble of sweet delights is brought to you by Barangaroo’s Ete Restaurant’s new autumn menu. Indulge in the richness of creme brulee whilst the chocolate covered eclair awaits your attention.

Image Courtesy : flickr

Tips for Visiting Sydney in March


  • Sydney witnesses most rainfall in the autumn. Carry an umbrella wherever you go to be prepared for unwarranted showers.
  • If Easter comes in March, expect more crowds at the tourist destinations.
  • March is an ideal month for swimming and spending time on the beaches. Keep your swimwear and other beach essentials.
  • Well-known shopping centers in Sydney are often open on all days of the week. The stores usually close by 5:30 in the evening but on Thursdays, they remain open until 9 PM.
  • Always carry a light jacket or sweater as the temperatures can fluctuate and it might get chilly.
  • If your tour includes traveling up North of Australia, you need to be prepared for thunderstorms that the country faces. It is advised to explore the Northern part of the country in the latter half of the month.

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