We’ve compiled a list of places that’ll help you beat the heat. Whether you need a drink or an ice-cream, keep this article handy. We’ve got a feeling you’ll be coming back to it again this summer.

Take a granita tour through Sydney
A guide to Sydney's best gelato and ice cream
Dip into one of Sydney's ocean pools
Canoe to a secluded beach
Take a walk by the waterside
Drown yourself in iced coffee at a cafe for wifi-leachers
Try the soup kitchen in Bondi. Don't worry, it's chilled
Visit one of Sydney's secret beaches
In Newcastle? Here are the best beaches and where to get coffee nearby
Take it out on the barbeque with this guide
Play lawn bowls
A guide to after-work drinks in the CBD
Air-con and chill with these delivery services
Hit of tennis? If you're brave
Eat a mango
Beer Garden crawl?