The 5 best views in Sydney

Now, this was a difficult article to write. After all, we are living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Sydney. And there are so many amazing views to be seen.

Sydney is beautiful for so many reasons. The scenery, the weather, the people, and the waterside location. So, we thought we’d have a think about the best vantage points to take in some of the best views of our beloved Sydney city. If you can think of more, please share.

Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, The Royal Botanical Gardens

This one is definitely one of our favourites. It’s close to our home in Potts Point and it has a front on view of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

Whatever time of day, week or year you visit, this view is world famous. If you are looking for a special New Year’s Eve vantage point, this is an incredible place to watch the fireworks from. 

Named in memory of Governor Macquarie’s wife, who would often visit the area to sit on a rock and enjoy the panoramic views of the harbour. It’s a great place to take in the view whether you live close by or are just visiting for a short time. 

And the best thing is, it’s completely free. 

Bridgeclimb, Sydney Harbour Bridge

Now, this view from above is exhilarating from start to finish. Climb your way to the summit of the Harbour Bridge which stands 134 metres above the sea. With a Climb Leader leading the way, you’ll learn about the history of the Bridge and the city whilst enjoying the view.

Sightseeing really doesn’t get much better than this. So, treat yourself to the bucket list experience with Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour

If you’re looking to combine breathtaking panoramic views with some interesting historical facts, then Fort Denison could be just the vantage point. It was originally a prison and military fortress. It’s now part of the Sydney Harbour National Park and is open every day. 

You can visit and enjoy a guided tour where you’ll learn about Sydney’s maritime and colonial history. If you’re there at 1pm, you’ll experience the firing of the 1 o’clock cannon on the Martello Tower. 

Watsons Bay, Eastern Suburbs

Now for a coastal theme. And Sydney sure does have a lot of impressive coastal views. We’ve picked the suburb of Watsons Bay because it’s part of a glorious walk with a glorious view. 

You can follow the track right around the harbour or back to Coogee and beyond. But if you stay around Watsons Bay, make sure you take the trek up to Hornby Lighthouse where you’ll find skyline views atop the cliff. 

Once you’ve finished your walk, there are plenty of places to enjoy some delicious food and drink close by like Doyles or the Watsons Bay Hotel. And, if you’re travelling in from the city or Manly (weekends only), you can take the ferry.

Milsons Point, Lower North Shore

This is a fun-filled vantage point, right next to Luna Park and North Sydney Olympic Pool. Depending on where you’re travelling from, you can hop on a train or catch the ferry to Milsons Point. Here you’ll see the stunning harbour view from the other side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with the Bridge and Sydney Opera House in plain sight. 

If you’re thinking about buying, selling or renting a home in Potts Point or surrounding Sydney suburbs, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.