How are you coping with the heat?
This is currently the most popular topic of conversation in Sydney and no wonder. With its second-hottest December since the mid-1800s, followed by its hottest ever January, it’s a pretty safe bet this will be the hottest summer on record for Sydney.
And boy are we feeling it. The beautiful Sydney climate is typically milder than Melbourne, with the temperature rarely passing 35 degrees. But not this year. And those hot nights! Not ideal for sleeping.
A fantastic way to get a reprieve from a hot summer is to head to the hills. The Blue Mountains are generally a few degrees cooler than Sydney, which in winter can mean super chilly, but in a summer like this one is a vast improvement!
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While your first thought in summer might be to head to the beach for a weekend away, there is so much to do in the Blue Mountains for kids. Adults too!
Leura is full of shopping happiness, from hand-knitted goodies to stylish homewares, plus some fabulous food options.
And while Scenic World is always busy, it is also always wonderful and perfect for families to explore together. Ride the Scenic Railway, Skyway and Cableway to check out the views and wander the peaceful Boardwalk to enjoy the bush. See what we loved most here.
What to pack for a weekend in the Blue Mountains
Escape this crazy Sydney summer in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Enjoy the national park while still looking stylish for relaxing in cool cafes in this summer weekend wardrobe.
1 Country Road Striped dress
2 Forever New Layla bomber jacket
3 Seed Ciao Tee
4 Seed Camille Weekender
5 Australian Ballet Tank
6 Gorman Ode dress
8 French Connection Sneaker
9 Sussan Sunglasses
10 Sussan Shorts
11 French Connection Cap
When was the last time you saw the Three Sisters?
Where do you head to escape the summer heat?
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