Sydney is good looking – and knows it. Its natural harbour, golden beaches, iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge are sights that never loose their charm. But in a city this size you need to know where to go to get the very best views.
Mrs Macquaries Point, The Domain
Wander through The Domain to one of Sydney’s most accessible viewing spots. From here you can see directly across the harbour to the city, Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Behind Sydney’s The Rocks area you’ll find one of the city’s highest natural points. The park here has a pretty rotunda, huge fig trees, a museum and gorgeous views of the Harbour Bridge and city skyline. To get here, climb the Agar Steps in Kent Street or walk under the Harbour Bridge on Cumberland Street.
When it comes to views they don’t get any better than from the North Shore. From Blues Point Reserve at McMahons Point you can see the city skyline in full and get some glorious views of the bridge. To get here, just jump on a ferry from Circular Quay.
Milsons Point, near Luna Park, is where the Sydney Harbour Bridge touches the northern shore. Get some close-up views of the bridge and pylons and an interesting take on a much-photographed view. Ferries leave from Circular Quay and stop at Milsons Point ferry wharf.
People often joke that the giraffes at Taronga Zoo have the best views in town and if it’s a 180-degree, uninterrupted view of Sydney Harbour you’re after then yes, they do! Jump on a Taronga Zoo ferry from Jetty no.6 at Circular Quay.
And here’s a tip: many of Sydney’s best views are also picnic spots, so grab some goodies and your favorite tipple and drink in the views!