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Top 10 Places to Enjoy Scenic Views in Sydney

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by Wendy (subscribe)
Art enthusiast. Loves painting, bushwalking and travels. Writing what I love sparks my passion. Sydney, Australia.
Published July 14th 2012
Sydney is a beautiful place where there is limitless supply of amazing views for your enjoyment. If you love natural beauty in particular, read on to find out where these great spots are located; they span from inner city, south of Sydney, through to northern beaches.

1. Observatory Hill
Nestled on The Rocks, Observatory Hill is a great lookout spot where you can get a bird's eye view of the speculator beauty of Harbour Bridge and the magnificent hills when you are high up on the hill. Additionally, this is also a prime spot for newlyweds to take wedding photos to preserve their memories. Observatory Hill is within short walking distance from Circular Quay and Wynyard train stations.

Observatory Hill
You can get a bird's eye view of the beauty of Harbour Bridge on Observatory Hill

2. Milsons Point Ferry Wharf
The view of Harbour Bridge at night time is also captivating. Milsons Point Ferry Wharf is the best location if you would like to get a close-up view of Sydney Harbour Bridge and to experience the contrast between daytime and night time. Colourful reflections on water are simply superb.

A close-up view of Harbour Bridge
A close-up view of Harbour Bridge at night, Milsons Point Ferry Wharf

3. Luna Park
Walking up from the Milsons Point Ferry Wharf, you'll also find another great view, which is Luna Park at night. With all the lights lit against a dark sky, this iconic clown face with its mouth wide open to greet fun seekers is simply stunning.

Luna Park at night
With lights lit against a dark sky, Luna Park's iconic clown face is simply stunning

4. MCA Cafe
The view of rooftop café and sculpture terrace at Museum of Contemporary Art is fantastic as you can overlook the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

A panoramic view of Opera House and Harbour Bridge from the MCA Cafe
A panoramic view of Opera House and Harbour Bridge from the MCA Cafe

5. Balmain Sailing Club
Walking down the Balmain Sailing Club on River Street, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the stunning sunset views, if weather permits. Boats are lining up and are floating calmly on the beautiful Sydney Harbour with the heritage-listed Cockatoo Island in the background. It really depends on the weather and the right moment, but it is worth a visit as you'll find breathtaking views - the sky blanketed with brilliant golden yellow and orange colours.

Amazing sunset views from Balmain Sailing Club
From Balmain Sailing Club you'll can enjoy amazing sunset views with Cockatoo Island in the background,

6. Ramsgate Beach
Let's explore the great place in south of Sydney - Ramsgate Beach, which is a white sand beach. Not only that you can enjoy the water views of Botany Bay, but the leisure stroll along the beach also offers you a peace of mind.

Overlooking Botany Bay from Ramsgate Beach
Overlooking Botany Bay from Ramsgate Beach

7. Cape Solander
Surrounded by water and sandstone cliffs, Cape Solander of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in Kumell is an unbeatable place to view natural beauty. Kurnell is part of southern Sydney and is located 22 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD.

Cape Solander is surrounded by water and sandstone cliffs
Cape Solander is surrounded by water views and sandstone cliffs

8. Cremorne Reserve
Located on the picturesque North Shore of Sydney Harbour, Cremorne Reserve is another great spot to enjoy scenic views. The foreshore walk allows you to enjoy the picturesque environment as the area covers the entire shoreline of Cremorne Point – blue sky and clear water with boats sitting calmly on the harbour. You'll be able to reach the entrance point of Cremorne Reserve within a short walk, simply by taking a ferry from Circular Quay and get off from Mosman Bay.

Stunning water views from Cremorne Reserve
Stunning water views from Cremorne Reserve

9. Warrimoo Track
The Warrimoo Track to Bobbin Head bushwalking track is a great place for you to explore the beauty of nature too. There is no shortage of scenic views for your enjoyment; especially the beauty of water views lies before your eyes when it is a sunny day. You can find more information here on how to get there.

Water views at the Warrimoo Track
Water views at the Warrimoo Track

10. Manly Scenic Walkway
Heading off to the northern beaches, Manly Scenic Walkway is one of my favourite spots to enjoy scenic views while taking the walk. The foreshore walk is within Sydney Harbour National Park and comprises of several adjoining tracks through the beautiful beaches and headlands. You will pass through Castle Rock and Clontarf beach in the lead up to the lookout spots, where you can enjoy amazing water views.

The breathtaking views from Manly Scenic Walkway
The breathtaking views from Manly Scenic Walkway


Go check out these spots and enjoy great fun from the exploration.
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Why? Great places for you to delve into amazing beauty; great fun and great enjoyment.
When: Any time
Where: Various locations around inner city, south of Sydney and northern beaches
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Great article ... enjoyed seeing what other spectacular views there are in Sydney. I just did a similar article on the most breathtaking views in NSW :)
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I enjoy staying in sydney, sydney is amazing....
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