Top 5 places to view Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour hosts two of the most iconic Australian landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. There are so many ways to view the harbour that it’s a difficult one to know where to start. Having lived in Sydney for three years, I’ve discovered the best places to take in the views of this great Aussie marvel. Whether you’re wanting to take the perfect snap of your holiday to Sydney or find the perfect sunset view for a romantic picnic you’re planning, here are my 5 picture perfect places to view Sydney Harbour.

1. Circular Quay Wharf

Circular quay wharf is the beating heart and transport hub of the harbour. The wharf is lined with bustling bars, restaurants and live entertainment. This neat enclave into the land is nestled perfectly in-between both structures and whether you want to sit back and relax in the opera bar with a glass of wine, or walk around the wharfs edges and enjoy the street artists; this is the top spot to get up close and personal with the landmarks.

2. Milsons point

Across the water from Circular Quay is where you will find Milsons point. This grassy area allows locals and tourists to lay down a picnic blanket at the end of the day and watch the whole of Sydney Harbour and the cities skyline transform into a vivid masterpiece. It is also home to the world famous Luna Park and weekly street markets.

3.Macquaries’ chair

A small peninsula east of the CBD is where you will find Macquaries’ chair. The chair was carved from sandstone by convicts in the 19th century for Governor Macquaries wife and still sits proudly as a quiet and reflective viewing spot. Here you can enjoy watching the rich coloured sunset collapse behind the Harbour bridge without the hustle and bustle that you will find closer to the city.

4. Lavender bay

Lavender Bay is tucked behind a luxury wooded residential area north of the bridge. This is possibly my favourite destination as it the “lesser known” lookout. Intimate and picturesque, this view point comes with it’s own charming wharf which makes for some incredible photos.

5. Luna Park

Wedged between Landender Bay and Milsons point is where you can find the infamous Luna Park. An icon itself with an eerie history attracts thousands of people every day. The vintage wonderland also is home to some spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge. Whether it be the Luna Park wharf or the ferris wheel, you’re bound to discover some amazing view points with just a touch of adrenaline.

I’m an Australian blogger based in Central West NSW who has spent the last few years exploring the four corners of the globe, living as an expat and falling in love with the world just a little bit more everyday. Here you can find my tips, guides and experiences to help inspire you for your next trip!

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