December 27, 2023

Summer in Sydney 2023/24

Summer in Sydney 2023/24

Summer in Sydney 2023/24

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Summer in Sydney is a series where Herald staff reveal the best – and worst – of our city in the hotter months.


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This linen-loving locale is close to home but a world away

With Double Bay, you’ve got to lean into the stereotype – it’s the only way it works.

Today, 5.23amby Michael Koziol

Cultural melting pot of food and footy

West Ryde is the centre of our universe, but there’s no such thing as a leisurely jog through the streets.

Today, 5.00amby Adrian Proszenko

The suburb where locals can’t believe their luck

Tiny Bundeena, in the Royal National Park, feels more like a small country town than a Sydney suburb.

December 26, 2023by Nick Galvin


Yes, Bondi does have a local community

While Bondi rescues thousands from boredom each summer, my street is where the real party is at.

December 24, 2023by Steve Georgopoulos

Bubble tea and walks along the Cooks River equal a perfect summer

Wolli Creek can be easily dismissed as a concrete jungle, but the quiet suburb boasts a hatted restaurant and water views.

December 23, 2023by Jessica Yun

Love letter to Summer Hill and its community spirit

Summer Hill is an absurd little pocket of Sydney that offers an old-school feeling of safety and community alongside gluten-free dumplings and a fantastic wine list.

December 22, 2023by Nick Calacouras

Bustling Burwood: Sydney’s other (and possibly better) Chinatown

It was grudging acceptance at first sight, but it seems Burwood agrees with us.

December 21, 2023by Michael Ruffles

There’s more to Engadine than McDonald’s and a former PM

Engadine found infamy thanks to a bewildering rumour about Scott Morrison and McDonald’s. I prefer to think of it as the laid-back suburb in which I grew up.

December 20, 2023by Megan Gorrey

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Coogee calling: Ocean sunrises, rockpool bliss and beach society

Herald writer Helen Pitt reveals the secrets of her home suburb Coogee, but shhh don’t tell anyone.

December 18, 2023by Helen Pitt


Ode to a suburb that goes under the radar

Its biggest claim to fame is one night with Albo. But here’s why it’s the Paris of Sydney’s south-west.

December 18, 2023by Jordan Baker


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