Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here, we show you how to make the most of it with the best views in the city.
Sydney is arguably one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Not only is it surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches and national parks in the country, but also it is a thriving, vibrant and global city that attracts millions of tourists each year. For locals and tourists alike, there is something truly magical about flying into Sydney. If you’re lucky enough to be on the right side of the plane when it is descending, you get a panoramic vista of the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the entire city stretched out before you, with the harbour glistening and the lush greenery of the Botanical Gardens setting things off nicely. Moments like this really capture the beauty of the city, and make you realise what all the hype is about. The good news is, however, if you miss the view on the way in, there are still plenty of other spots you can go to get a pretty picture of the city. Get that travel insurance in order and your camera at the ready, because we’re about to share with you the best views in Sydney.
From iconic Bondi Beach to equally beautiful Coogee beach, there is a walking track that winds around the cliff tops through several other bays and beaches. This is known as the Bondi to Coogee Walk and provides uninterrupted vistas out to see as well as along the cliffs and around to other beaches. This walk is well worth the trip not only for the pretty scenery, but also for the historic Waverly Cemetery, which it passes right through.
Centrepoint Tower, in the middle of the CBD, is a great place to head if you’re looking for a bird’s eye view of the city lights. With a restaurant up the top it’s perfect for a romantic meal with a lover, and the huge glass portions make it easy to peer down at the city and think about the millions of people living their lives in it at that very moment.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
There are so many ways to experience this Sydney icon. You can see it as you pass underneath on a Sydney Harbour cruise, or drive across it on the expressway that crosses it. Many tourist, however, choose to experience it in a slightly more adventurous manner, and they climb it. Yep, you heard right, climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge is becoming an increasingly popular tourist attraction, and once you get to the top and see the entire city stretching out before you in all its splendour, it is easy to see why.
For a different perspective on the city, head to the exclusive suburb of Vaucluse and embark on the Hermitage Foreshore Walk, a trail that takes you around the headland and harbour inlets and past some historic houses. Once you get to Milk Beach, relax a while on the sand and look out to sea. Beyond the sailing boats, the entire city stretched out in front of you, from the high-rise buildings to the Opera House and Bridge. It is truly special to see the bustling city from such a peaceful vantage point, and it embodies what is so great about Sydney in general.