Sydney it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Part of this well-deserved fame is due to its incredible bay that offers dozens of places of naturalistic interest and splendid panoramic points, right in the immediate vicinity of the center.
In the next lines I will reveal all mine favorite places to admire a breathtaking view of the city skyline. Make sure you visit at least a couple of them on your next tour of Australia, it’s worth it!
Mrs Macquarie’s chair
Located right downtown, inside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s chair is one of the panoramic points best known of Sydney. Being easy to access it is very popular with tourists, but all this popularity is fully deserved. From here you can in fact admire one great view of the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge. As it faces west, this is also an excellent spot to view the sunset they are sydney.
Reachable in just 40 minutes by public transport, Milk Beach is another great place to enjoy the sunset on theOpera Housel’Harbour Bridge and the rest of the Sydney skyline. Less crowded than the better known Bondi, Coogee and Manly beach, it is the ideal place for indulge in a relaxing afternoon on the beachwaiting for the sunset.
If you’re in the area, the historic Strickland House is also worth a visit.
Ball’s Head is the perfect place to take in the views of Sydney Harbor, away from the tourist crowds. Located on the north side of the Harbor Bridge, it is just 35 minutes by train from Circular Quay. Here you can also take relaxing nature walks following one of the many paths that go into the bush.
Just three kilometers from downtown – or CBD (central business district) as Australians like to call it – Milsons Point is another excellent point for to admire (and take unforgettable photographs) i Sydney skyscrapers. You can easily reach it by bus, boat, or simply crossing the Harbor Bridge.
Il Taronga zoo offers some of the best views over the city and more here you can spend a pleasant day in the company of many animals or doing some fun activities like climbing wild ropes. Finally, if you are looking for something truly original, it is definitely worth spending a night at the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga, an eco-retreat where you can admire typical Australian wildlife against the backdrop of the Opera House.
Located on the northern shore of the bay, Cremorne Point it is easily accessible by ferry from Sydney city center. Here you will find one pleasant walk (the Cremorne Point Walk in fact), about 3 km long, with splendid views of the skyscrapers of the center. The ideal place to relax and have a picnic by the sea, a short distance from the city. And if you like swimming, you will find it here Maccallum Poola completely free swimming pool offering stunning views of the Opera House.
This simple circular walk less than a kilometer long unites three different viewpoints that will give you just as many opportunities to take postcard images, both on Sydney skyscrapers than on cliffs overlooking the open ocean. The entire path is entirely asphalted, thus making the walk easily accessible even to families with small children who are still in the stroller.
Located in the picturesque and lively Balmain district, Ewenton Park can be reached in about 30 minutes by bus from Circular Quay. From here you can enjoy unparalleled knew are Barangaroo and Darling Harbour.
Although less famous than the Harbor Bridge, theAnzac Bridge – which unites the districts of Pyrmont and Rozelle – is worth a visit. From Glebe Point you can take a relaxing stroll in the Bicentennial Park as you take in the views of the Central Business District and the bridge.