Sydney is a visually stunning city. No matter what angle you look at it from this city grasps onto cliff sides and azure waterfronts. There are so many places to take in the spectacular views that Sydney offers. Are you a photographer or you just want that perfect picture for Instagram? Then this is your guide to the 5 best views in Sydney.
This one is a no brainer. The Sydney Harbour Bridge itself takes in spectacular vistas of the harbour and the Opera House. The best thing about it is that it’s free to walk across the bridge (unless you’re brave enough to climb it!). But for those of you that just want the casual stroll you’ll find that the beautiful walkway across the bridge is a great place for photos.
While you’re up there you can watch cruise ships and yachts sail through the azure waters. It’s hard to take a bad photo from here and the bridge definitely earns it’s place on the list of best views in Sydney.
After your stroll across the Harbour Bridge you’ll find the amazing suburb of Kirribilli on the other side of the harbour. Opposite Circular Quay and the Opera House the view from Kirribilli is one of the most photographed spots in the city. It takes in the expanse of the bridge and the entire city.
The best view in Sydney goes to…the giraffes? I’m actually not kidding. The view from the giraffe enclosure is possibly the best view in the entire city. Sitting high on a hill over looking the harbour you’ll be able to see the very cute giraffes but also the massive harbour, city and the ships coming and going. Lucky giraffes…
Sydney Opera Bar
An easy contender for one of the best views in Sydney is the Sydney Opera Bar. Sitting right next to the Opera House the bar has reclining seats and tables right along the waterfront of Circular Quay. Take in the ferries coming and going and a beautiful summers day while sipping a cocktail here.
Stay for sunset and watch the beautiful people roll in and the lights come on. Truly a world class view.
Glenmore Hotel in the Rocks neighbourhood is constantly named as one of the best rooftop bars in Sydney. There’s no question about it, the view from the rooftop is travel picture worthy. It takes in Circular Quay and the Opera House.
Make sure you get in early because this place fills up fast after 5pm and for good reason.
Want to see more beautiful Sydney views?
If you want to see all the spots where the locals go for the best views in town check out a local Sydney city guide.