Some fun tips to enjoy Sydney’s sunny spring!

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With temperatures set to climb in Sydney during the week, it is important that we all stay sun smart and protect our skin. But there are still heaps of ways to enjoy the outdoors and get a bit of Vitamin D! Here are some cheap, easy and awesome outdoor activities for all you sun-lovers can try that will get you out and about without seeing you all fry yourselves for that tan!

1. Go kayaking or paddle boarding: When the wind is right and the sun is bright, there really is nothing better than a morning kayak or paddle board around Sydney’s spectacular harbour. Head down to Manly Wharf to hire one out for the hour at the bargain price of $20! I promise you won’t regret getting up just that little bit earlier to be out on the water taking in the picture perfect views.
http://www.manlykayakcentre.com.au/

2. Dine in at Opera Bar: I don’t think anyone could argue that Sydney’s Opera Bar is one of the ultimate places for a relaxing drink and snack with undoubtedly the best view in the world. Nestled right under the Opera House itself, Opera Bar offers a range of drink and food options for prices that wont break the bank. With plenty of shaded seating available, there is no better place to settle in for an afternoon with friends or family.
http://www.operabar.com.au/

3. Pat a kangaroo at Taronga Zoo: No other animals in the world are treated to the same views on offer to the creatures at Taronga Zoo. Located on the water’s edge in Mosman, Taronga Zoo offers endless fun for adults and children alike. With daily animal shows and interactive learning, the open plan zoo is a fantastic place to stroll around on a sunny day – you can even rest your feet and take a ride on the gondola! So pop on down and get acquainted with some of the coolest animals that walk the earth!
http://taronga.org.au/animals-conservation

4. The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk: An all-time favourite past time of those who love the beach and don’t mind pounding the pavement for their daily dose of outdoors and exercise. The best part is (other than it not costing a cent) is you can jump in the surf to cool off at the end – there’s plenty of gorgeous swimming spots to choose from. So pack your swimmers, trainers, hats and suncream and get on down to Bondi!
http://bonditocoogeewalk.com.au/

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Don’t forget, even if its not hot, if the UV level is 3 or above, you need to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide!

Don’t forget, even if its not hot, if the UV level is 3 or above, you need to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide!

Spring is here!¬†Another awesome tip from Cancer Council Australia – Many people take note of the time of day where the UV is highest in order to maximise the colour they gain to their skin when lying outside. Instead, plan activities where you can enjoy the weather without exposing yourself to the harm of the sun. Anything from lunching at an outdoor restaurant, to climbing the Harbour Bridge! Resist those wrinkles youngsters, there’s way cooler things to do than tan that wont leave you rottenly raisin-ed by 30!