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    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 harbourside igloos, they’ve pulled out all the stops, so swap the bikini for a cuddly coat and experience Sydney’s cooler side.

    Image courtesy of Visit Australia

    Bridge Climb

    Some of Sydney’s clearest skies and the most remarkable sunsets happen in winter, and one of the best viewpoints from which to see the city really 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 to watch the sunset and witness panoramic views of one of the world’s most beautiful harbours.

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    Whale Watching

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

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    Harbour Cruising

    When it comes to cruising the Sydney harbour, look no further than Hiilani, with Sydney Harbour Luxe Charters – this elegant, 95-foot motor yacht was previously owned by none other than Shirley Temple. Spread out over three levels, you can recline on the spacious sun loungers and enjoy the luxury that Hiilani has to offer. The Italian-made yacht can sleep up to nine people in its four spacious cabins, or you can book an on-board cocktail function for up to 49 people – socialise, see the harbour and make the most of the cooler weather.

    Image courtesy of Sydney Harbour Luxe Charters

    A Day at the Spa

    On those days the sun isn’t shining and the air is feeling a little too chilly, why not head to the spa? Indulge yourself with time at The Day Spa by Chuan: the indoor pool is grand and romantic, and the ceiling glitters like the night sky, making even the most cynical of hearts believe this place was created by magic. This underground oasis is located at The Langham in the heart of Sydney’s CBD and 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’.

    Image courtesy of Langham Hotels

    Pier One Igloos

    Sydney Harbour’s Igloos on the Pier pop-up adds just the right amount of luxury to your winter nights. These see-through igloos are located at Sydney’s iconic Pier One venue overlooking the harbour and are designed for different groups, tastes and experiences – choose from the Snow Globe, Gantry Dining Igloo, Winter Luxe Igloo, Hot Tub Igloo or 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 spend a night snuggled up under the stars.

    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.

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