There are plenty of Instagrammable places in Sydney to take some amazing photos. If you’re planning to visit Sydney or are trying to find some new locations to shoot at, be sure to keep reading for all of our best Sydney hidden gems.
12 Most Instagrammable Places In Sydney
Bronte Baths (Viewpoint)
Bronte Beach and the Bronte Baths are a very popular spot for taking photographs. The white stairways leading to the crystal clear pool by the ocean looks perfect but what many people don’t know is that there is a hidden viewpoint overlooking the whole beach and pool. Follow the pathway beside the pool until you reach the end. From here, climb up the rocks on the right for a unique view over Bronte. We managed to find an awesome spot under the rocks where no one else was around.
The Grounds of Alexandria
The Grounds of Alexandria is a beautiful stylised garden with markets, cafes and flower shops. They change the theme of the grounds every often so it’s always exciting to revisit and get new unique photos. The Grounds of Alexandria is a trendy place that gets quite busy so be sure to get in there early to take photos.
Palm Beach Sydney (Barrenjoey Lighthouse)
Palm Beach, particularly the view from Barrenjoey Lighthouse, is one of our favourite spots to take photos in Sydney. It’s a 1 hour drive from Sydney CBD, however it’s worth it! The viewpoint from the top of Barrenjoey lighthouse provides incredible views back over the golden sand and clear waters. Palm beach is definitely one of the best Instagrammable places in Sydney and it’s also perfect for a day trip.
Lincolns Rock Blue Mountains
Lincolns Rock in the Blue Mountains is an unfenced lookout area that is super easy to access. The lookout provides breathtaking views over the mountain landscape. It’s only a 2 minute walk from the carpark which you can’t beat for the view you get! This is also the perfect spot to watch the sun go down over the valley.
Nielsen Park is one of our favourite local beaches and park area. The clear waters and bright white sand make this spot perfect for a beach photo. You can explore along the rocks or even swim out to the surrounding shark net. The water looks incredibly blue and clear, making this spot a tropical paradise.
Sydney Opera House & Bridge
The Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge are one of the most popular Instagrammable places in Sydney and there’s a great reason for it. The incredible architecture makes these iconic landmarks very picturesque and photogenic. Even though this is one of the most iconic spots in Sydney, we guarantee you’ll find some cool unique angles if you explore and wander around. We’ve been back here plenty of times and always end up getting new photos.
Macquarie Lighthouse Vaucluse
Macquarie Lighthouse in Vaucluse is not a popular spot for photography but we just love this awesome white lighthouse. This spot is great on a clear sunny day as the sun gives the lighthouse a whitewashed, clean feel. The lighthouse has some interesting history behind it. It was actually the first, and is the longest serving lighthouse in Australia.
Parsley Bay Bridge
Parsley Bay Bridge is a little bay hidden in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs. The white footbridge connects both sides of the bay and below it you’ll be able to see the clear blue water. This area is very quiet and you won’t find many other people around, especially during the week. If you head there for sunrise, you’ll be able to capture the sun rays just as they peak through the trees.
Clovelly Rock Pools
Clovelly is a popular beach amongst locals and is perfect for those that hate sand. There are concrete platforms and promenades on both sides of the bay. The beachside pool is great for photos, however there are also hidden rock pools if you’re looking for something more natural. Explore along the rocky coastline and you’re sure to find yourself a peaceful and quiet spot to enjoy a refreshing dip.
Hornby Lighthouse is another cool and quirky lighthouse found at the end of Watsons Bay. The lighthouse is accessible via the walking trail that starts at Camp Cove. The iconic white and red stripes make this a fun spot to shoot at while enjoying incredible views of the Sydney Harbour.
Lastly there’s Bondi Beach, another iconic location that’s not to be missed when visiting Sydney. Bondi Beach is one of the most Instagrammable places in Sydney as well as one of the most iconic spots in Australia. The beach is full of people and surfers on a hot summers day. However, if you head there for sunrise you’ll almost have the beach to yourself, aside from the early morning runners.
Where to stay in Sydney
Sydney is a large city with a variety of places to stay. No matter what area you stay in, you’ll be a short bus or train ride away from some of the most iconic attractions. If you’re looking for somewhere convenient with plenty of night life, the Sydney CBD is the place for you. There are endless transport options around, bars, restaurants as well as shops. If you’re looking to explore all that the Sydney coastline has to offer, Bondi Beach is an iconic place to stay to experience the Sydney beach life.
Hyatt Regency Sydney – Luxury: The Hyatt is situated along the perfect waterfront of Darling Harbour and is an amazing place to stay. This hotel has large and luxurious rooms and are known for their excellent service and high end experience. They also have amazing food and views of Darling Harbour from the rooms.
Astra Apartments – Midrange: Astra Apartments offers self contained accommodation in the heart of the CBD. From the apartments, it’s only a 5 minute walk to Darling Harbour so you can visit some of Sydneys best attractions as much as you want! The apartments even come with their own kitchen and the property also has a pool. You can’t beat this place for the amazing price and perfect location.
Noahs Backpackers Bondi Beach – Budget: Noahs is the perfect place to stay if you’re on a budget. Located in the heart of famous Bondi Beach, you can’t go wrong with staying here. They have great communal areas for anyone looking to socialise and also clean rooms. Be sure to book this place in advance because it’s known to book out.
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