Traveling around the city, whether local or international, you should always ask locals where the best views are (and where are the best restaurants, the best places to visit…). In this article, a photographer from Sydney talks about his 10 best views of Sydney.
- Lavender Bay and McMahons Point, North Sydney
Lavender Bay and Cape McMahon are located on Sydney’s lower north shore, a short walk from Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge. Luna Park (a small theme park in the harbour) is also within walking distance. These places can be reached on foot from the nearest Milson’s Point station.
Cruise to Sydney Harbour.
When you arrive in Sydney, take a cruise around the harbour. In the evening you can arrange a romantic dinner, and in the afternoon to go on an adventure. One of the most popular routes is the ferry from Sercular Kuei to Manly.
- The Rocks, Sydney
The Rocks Hotel is located at the foot of the south side of Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is a historic place with many ancient buildings. The area is known for its weekly night markets, beer bars and gardens.
- Observatory Hill, Rocks.
Observatory Hill is a secluded place with a beautiful little park from which you can watch cars pass through Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. There is also an astronomical observatory on the hill, which you can visit at night and observe the night sky with the help of your telescopes.
- Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney is located east of Sydney’s central business district, close to the State Library and Parliament House, as well as behind the Sydney Opera House. A wonderful place to take a moment to explore the city.
Kirribilli, Milson Point
Kirribilli is very close to Lavender Bay and you can get to this place by taking the train to Milsons Point. Kirribilli has a beautiful, intimate view of the city. Be sure to buy fish and chips or meat pie in the shops and have lunch at the port.
- President Ms. Macquarie
Ms Macquarie’s chair is north of the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens and east of the Sydney Opera House. In this particular location you can see the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge in one shot with the camera.
- Sydney North Head, North Shore
The north head is more impressive than Sydney’s South Head: you can see the city from both places. But what is really impressive is the rocks and a huge waterfall from the observation deck.
- Sydney Central Tower
Centre Point is the tallest building in Sydney’s central business district. You can go there for a tour or have lunch in a rotating restaurant.
- Bondi Beach
Watch the sunrise at Bondi Beach. Or enjoy the beach in summer and beautiful views of the ocean, rocks and people.