When the temperature peaks and you have sweat dripping down your back after one too many T-shirt changes, it's time to head indoors – or dunk yourself in salt water. Here's a list of places to go when it's too hot in Sydney. For more escapes, head to Sydney's best cinemas or our art galleries and museums.
Five ways to escape the heat
Located just a few hundred metres from Maroubra beach, this outdoor pool is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has free entry and is secluded AF. Whether you’re looking for a midnight swimming spot, a place to complete early morning laps or you just want to get away from the main drag of Eastern suburbs beaches, Mahon pool is the perfect place to have a splash – you’ll definitely want to keep this one under wraps.
Ice, ice, baby
Ever since Messina opened back in 2002, Sydney has been head over heals in love with gelato. Which we always should have been, really, given that we are a seaside city that’s also stinking-hot half of the year – because what do beaches and heat equal? That’s right: ice cream. There are a thousand places to get it – from the gummy, overly saccharine crap, to smooth, silky excellence. Rest assured, though, that these ten are all in the latter category. Here are our top ten favourite gelaterias in Sydney right now.