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Winter Wonderland: Discover the Best of Northern Beaches with Metro Mirage Hotel Newport

From scenic walks to cultural experiences, here are some of the top things to do and visit this winter!

When the winter months roll in, the Northern Beaches of Sydney transform into a serene escape, offering a wealth of activities that are perfectly complemented by the cooler temperatures and crisp sea air. At Metro Mirage Hotel Newport, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – Northern Beaches accommodation featuring stunning waterfront views, all in a prime location to explore the best of what this beautiful region has to offer during winter. From scenic walks to cultural experiences, here are some of the top things to do and visit this season.


1. Whale Watching: Nature’s Majestic Spectacle

Winter in the Northern Beaches marks the beginning of the whale migration season. Between May and September, thousands of humpback whales make their way along the coast, offering a spectacular sight for nature enthusiasts. Head to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse at Palm Beach, just a short drive from Metro Mirage Hotel Newport, for one of the best vantage points. Pack a pair of binoculars and a thermos of hot chocolate to enjoy while you witness these gentle giants breaching and tail-slapping in the distance.


2. Scenic Coastal Walks: Breathe in the Fresh Winter Air

The Northern Beaches are renowned for their stunning coastal walks, which become even more refreshing during winter. The iconic Manly to Spit Bridge walk offers 10 kilometres of breathtaking views, lush bushland, and secluded beaches. For a shorter stroll, the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail is a great option, featuring a picturesque 8.4-kilometer circuit around the lagoon. Both walks provide an excellent way to experience the natural beauty of the area while staying warm and active.


3. Explore the Local Markets: A Taste of the Northern Beaches

Winter weekends are perfect for exploring local markets, where you can find everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts. The Beaches Market at Warriewood runs every Friday and is a must-visit. Here, you can savour delicious food, discover unique artisan products, and enjoy live music. It’s a great way to spend a leisurely morning, supporting local vendors and picking up some unique souvenirs. View more information on all Northern Beaches local markets


4. Cultural Experiences: Art, History, and More

The Northern Beaches boast a rich cultural scene that is perfect for exploring during the cooler months. Visit the Manly Art Gallery & Museum to view an impressive collection of contemporary art and historical exhibits. General admission is free. The gallery frequently hosts special exhibitions and workshops, offering a fascinating insight into the local arts scene. For history buffs, the Barrenjoey Lighthouse and the nearby heritage-listed cottages provide a glimpse into the area’s maritime past.


5. Family-Friendly Fun: Activities for All Ages

Traveling with family? The Northern Beaches have plenty of winter activities to keep everyone entertained. The Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, located a short drive from Newport, offers family-friendly bushwalking trails and picnic spots. The Basin, accessible by ferry or car, is a great place for a family day out, featuring calm waters for kayaking and beautiful picnic areas. Join the Home & Away Tours to explore the outdoor filming sites at Palm Beach, famously known as ‘Summer Bay,’ the iconic filming location of the beloved Australian television show Home and Away.


6. Adventure Sports: Thrill-Seeking in Winter

For those seeking a bit of adventure, the Northern Beaches do not disappoint. Winter provides excellent conditions for surfing, with fewer crowds and consistent swells. Avalon Beach and Narrabeen Beach are popular spots among surfers of all levels. If you’re new to the sport, consider booking a lesson with a local surf school. For a different kind of thrill, try paddleboarding or kayaking in the calm waters of Pittwater, offering stunning views and a great workout. Visit Pittwater Kayak Tours for more info.


7. Romantic Getaways: Intimate Dining and Moonlit Strolls

Winter is an enchanting time for a romantic escape in the Northern Beaches. The cooler weather sets the stage for intimate dinners at waterfront restaurants. Enjoy a candlelit dinner at a charming seaside eatery like Jonah’s at Whale Beach, where you can savour gourmet cuisine while gazing out over the moonlit ocean. After dinner, take a romantic stroll along the beach, hand in hand, under the starry sky. Back at Metro Mirage Hotel Newport, our comfortable rooms and suites provide the perfect setting for a romantic retreat. Book the spacious Waterfront Spa room with spa bath and stunning views across beautiful Pittwater.


Stay with Metro Mirage Hotel Newport

Winter in the Northern Beaches offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and exciting activities that make it a perfect destination for a seasonal getaway. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, Metro Mirage Hotel Newport serves as your ideal base for exploring all that this stunning region has to offer. Book your stay with Metro Mirage Hotel Newport and embark on a winter adventure you’ll never forget.


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