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Snap your way around Sydney Harbour

Annie Gray

The following six are places with photo opportunities you definitely need to take! All are located within walking distance from one another within the panoramic surroundings of Sydney Harbour. Take the time to take these stunning photographs to show your friends and family back home and make them all jealous!

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Sydney Opera House

The most well known landmark in Sydney, is definitely the Opera House. You have to get a photo of this beautifully constructed building, if not for the abstract architecture, then for it’s surroundings. Perched on the edge of the harbour like a peacock, the Opera House, the iconic performing arts venue is an unbelievable site that should be explored through a camera lens at multiple angles. For the ultimate photo opportunity, get there before the crowds at sunrise.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The harbour bridge is another outstanding structure that Sydney has to offer. With the bridge’s steel arches, it takes a confident stance over Sydney harbour, remaining a top tourist attraction for 85 years. If you fancy a closer look at this icon, there is the opportunity to climb the bridge’s arches to get remarkable views from the top. Guides can take your photo for you at the top.

Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens foster a stunning collection of flora and fauna native to Australia as well as being in an ideallic setting. Right next to the harbour, you can get views right across to the bridge from the gardens. It is one of the most historical gardens in the world offering four precincts and lawn areas surrounded by light woodlands. With the diverse range of succulents, pavilions, ponds and Rose Gardens, there are numerous landscapes for photo opportunities.

Mrs Macquarie’s Chair

Look for Mrs Macquarie’s chair to capture a part of Sydney Harbour’s past. Located in Royal Botanic Gardens, this exposed portion of Sandstone was hand carved by convicts to be shaped into a bench for Elizabeth Macquarie, the Governor’s wife. The chair, beautiful in its heritage is another spectacular vantage point of the harbour where you can take endless stunning photos of the panoramic views. Definitely a worthwhile spot!

Luna Park

Another icon in Sydney, this amusement park’s façade is legendary. Located on Milsons Point which is the north shore of Sydney Harbour, this 82 year old amusement park is a true icon of Australia. Walking through the mouth of an enormous face is a sight that needs to be seen to be believed by your friends back home. At night Luna Park is an amazing place for a photo as the eyes and face come to life with light.

Cadman’s Cottage

For the opportunity to see one of the oldest standing residential homes in Sydney, look no further than Cadmans cottage. Built in 1816, this is a great example of Georgian architecture that remains to stand the test of time. This gorgeous cottage is located on George St in The Rocks. Go on a sunny day to take a photo of the sandstones in all of their glory.

  • To see these icons and more of Sydney, join the Story of Sydney Tour. You’ll get to beat the crowds to some of Sydney’s leading destinations and hear stories about Australia’s iconic city.

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