12 Scenic Places to Visit in Sydney

What comes to mind when you think of Sydney? We’re guessing the bustling city, shopping, and food, right? Most visitors don’t realise the beauty our city holds, if you know where to look. Pack your camera because here are the most stunning scenic places to visit in Sydney.

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour

Easily the most popular scenic place to visit is the Sydney Harbour. Close to the city, this picturesque waterway is the perfect location to relax and escape the city rush. Catch a ferry or take a cruise and make your own adventure with plenty of natural beauty to explore in the area on land and in the ocean.

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Conveniently positioned in the Sydney Harbour, these lush gardens offer a green oasis and is arguably one of Sydney’s most scenic places to visit. Best of all, it’s more than just a garden, there is plenty to do and see while you’re there.

Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

If you love exercise, fresh air and stunning views, the Bondi to Coogee Beach walk is a must do if you’re looking for nature spots in Sydney! At around 6km long the coastline walk will take you around 2-3 hours with plenty of time to stop and enjoy the view.  

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island

Accessible by ferry, Cockatoo Island is a world-heritage-listed island in the middle of the beautiful Sydney Harbour. Stay for the day or overnight and enjoy a whole new view of Sydney and a scenic escape from life on land. 

Paddington Reservoir Gardens

Paddington Reservoir Gardens

A blend of nature, open spaces and ancient influences, the Paddington Reservoir Gardens are a stunning example of the scenic places you must visit while staying in Sydney.

Wattamolla, Royal National Park

This unique location is a exquisite piece of nature in Sydney with calm lagoon waters, sandy shores and a charming atmosphere. Perfect for the whole family, Wattamolla Beach is only open 7am and 8.30pm daily during the Royal National Park’s operating hours.  

Sydney Park

Sydney Park

Ironically named, Sydney Park is a luscious green space filled with gardens, rolling hills, winding pathways and gorgeous wetlands with a historic touch.  Be sure to bring the kids with a large one-of-a-kind playground that will leave them completely fascinated. 

Manly Scenic Walk

Manly Scenic Walk

If you’re up for a little more walking the Manly Scenic Walk is among the best walking tracks in the area. Along it you will find bush, beach and beautiful views of nature.

Watson’s Bay

Watsons Bay

Beaches, stunning views and delicious food, what more could you ask for? Watsons Bay is Australia’s oldest fishing village now home to waterfront restaurants, walking trails and picturesque picnic spots.

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Seclude yourself in the serene spaces that make up the Chinese Garden of Friendship located in Darling Harbour. Featuring traditional Chinese influences, waterfalls, lakes, exotic plants, pavilions and hidden pathways, you won’t want to stop exploring this scenic retreat in Sydney. 

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

You didn’t think we would forget the iconic Bondi Beach did you? Among the most popular beaches in Australia, Bondi boasts surf, sand, ocean views, shopping, food and nightlife. 

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

A little bit further than the rest on our list of scenic places to visit in Sydney, the Blue Mountains are well worth the wait. Experience truly breathtaking views over deep valley troughs gouged over millions of years at several strategically positioned lookout locations or relax in a glass-topped carriage on the Scenic Railway.

We can’t wait for you to visit some of Sydney’s most scenic places for yourself! What are you waiting for?


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