Sydney is an active waterfront city with a unique laid-back vibe. One of the Southern Hemisphere’s best-loved destinations, Sydney is wonderfully enigmatic and an absolute delight to explore. With a huge number of iconic buildings to peruse and hidden gems to explore, there is a great selection of incredible views to be enjoyed in Sydney.
So, we’ve picked a selection of photographs which we believe capture the beauty and character of the city. Join us as we take a stroll around and discover some of the best views Sydney has to offer.
Just a short ferry ride from Sydney’s Circular Quay is Taronga Zoo. Few other zoos boast views as majestic as this harbourside animal attraction. Sign up for a guided tour and you will have the opportunity to get up close to some of the zoo’s most incredible animals, as well as learn about Taronga’s involvement in a range of remarkable global conservation and breeding programmes.
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Established in 1871, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of the most beloved art galleries in Australia. Home to a variety of modern and contemporary collections, including galleries celebrating the arts of Asia, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, the gallery has dedicated itself to offering visitors an inspirational art experience like no other. The superb à la carte, garden-to-plate restaurant Chiswick is the perfect spot to enjoy a fresh and seasonal light bite following your tour.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors descend on Bondi’s iconic beach each year to soak up the sun, sights and energetic atmosphere that’s unique to this corner of Sydney. However, Bondi has much more to offer than its picture-perfect sandy beach. The Bondi to Coogee Walk is a popular coastal route that attracts more locals than tourists. The four-mile walk offers some beautiful coastline vistas and can be completed in two hours – longer if you decide to pop into one of the many cosy beach-side cafes to admire the view.
Sydney Opera House – Opera Bar
This photograph was taken alongside the popular Opera Bar, which is located just a stone’s throw from Sydney Opera House. This location is the perfect place to take in the spectacular sights, and offers a perfect, uninterrupted view of Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and, of course, the harbour itself. The bar’s waterside location has earned it the reputation as the ‘best beer garden in the world’. We certainly can’t imagine a better place to enjoy a sundowner.
Sydney Opera House – Royal Botanic Gardens
Let’s face it, no matter which way you look at it, the sheer size and scale of Sydney Opera House is awe-inspiring. However, the view afforded across the Flower Bed Lawn at the Royal Botanic Gardens is one not to be missed. The sprawling garden itself is a pretty incredible sight to behold, and is the oldest botanic garden and scientific institution in Australia. Here, you will find an incredible variety of plants from across the world, with many native to Australia and the South Pacific.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most photographed landmarks in the city, and it’s easy to see why. There’s something magical about witnessing this majestic feat of engineering in person – it is, after all, the largest steel arch bridge in the world. Of course, the views from the bridge itself are just as breathtaking. If you have a head for heights, why not join the BridgeClimb tour? It’s a fantastic opportunity to see the city in a whole new light. You’ll be in good company, celebrities including Princess Mary of Denmark and Matt Damon have scaled the bridge’s (many) ladders and stairs.
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