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13 Most Instagrammable Places In Sydney

13 Most Instagrammable Places In Sydney

If you’re looking for the most Instagrammable places in Sydney to fill your feed with beauty, then look no further. Here’s our ultimate photo guide.

What Photography Gear Do We Use?

One of our most commonly asked questions, is how we take all of the couple photos seen on our Instagram. And of course, our camera gear plays a big part in that.

So before we start, we take all of our photos using a Canon 90D and a Zomei Tripod, and as always our best advice is to arrive at a location as early as possible.

Click HERE for our full Travel Photography Gear – What Equipment Do We Use? blog.

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Getting Around Sydney + Tips

Getting around Sydney couldn’t be easier. There are generally 3 options:

By Public Transport With Opal Card:

If you are visiting Sydney and the surrounding regions, an Opal card is the most convenient and affordable way to pay for your fares on public transport.

You can use an Opal card on the metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail services. 

The card acts just like a ticket, except you keep it, top it up and simply tap on and tap off at either end of the journey.

Opal cards are available to purchase at many convenience stores and newsagents around Sydney. Click here to find your nearest retailer.

There is no charge for an Opal card, however the minimum top up is $10 for an Adult Opal card and $5 for a Child/Youth Opal card.

By Bus:

There are also standard buses and bus routes that can get you just about anywhere in the city.

However, there is also of course the famous Sydney & Bondi: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Tour.

This is always popular among tourists, and a is great way to see many famous landmarks around the city at ease.

By Tour:

Some of the best days out we’ve had in Sydney have been on private tours.

So for those short on time, or those that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

From food tours, to river cruises and pub crawls, there’s plenty to keep you busy in the capital of New South Wales!

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

WHAT TO PACK

DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D

Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod

Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50

Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Rain Jacket: Columbia Lightweight Rain Jacket

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Lauren hanging out at Coogee Beach

1. Sydney Harbour Bridge

How can the Harbour Bridge not top the Instagrammable places in Sydney list.

The most iconic structure in Australia, if not the world, there are plenty of different angles to capture the famous bridge shot from.

For us though the traditional photo from outside the Opera House at Circular Quay is the best.

However, if you want to push it even further, you can try the bridge climbing experience! You can check out the info and prices here. 

Book your Sydney Harbour Bridge activities: Sydney Harbour Bridge: Tours & Tickets

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2. Sydney Opera House

Speaking of the Opera House, you can literally capture the next shot directly after the bridge.

We recommend you to visit early in the morning, so you can enjoy a moment of peace in front of one of the most iconic monuments in the world.

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre inside, and one of the 20th century’s most famous and distinctive buildings.

If you want to get the most out of your visit to the Sydney Opera House, you can either attend one of the 40 shows available per week, or wine and dine in the beautiful restaurant overlooking all the best parts of Sydney.

Book your Sydney Opera House activities: Sydney Opera House: Tours & Tickets

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3. Sydney Opera House (From Hickson Road Reserve)

If you walk around Circular Quay in the opposite direction, towards The Rocks, you’ll find yourself at Hickson Road Reserve.

An awesome spot to grab a unique look back of the insane cityscape, or of course to capture the Sydney Opera House from a different angle.

Book your Sydney Opera House activities: Sydney Opera House: Tours & Tickets

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4. Bronte Baths Viewpoint

Bronte Baths viewpoint is one spot that’s popping up on Instagram a lot lately.

We headed down one morning to see what all the fuss was about and this semi shaded cove is awesome.

Bronte Baths is similar to the very popular Bondi Icebergs Pool, although this gem is completely free.

It’s also a great alternative to spend the day with friends and watch the waves crash against the rocks, whilst soaking in the Australian sun.

Giving a stunning view over both Bronte Baths and the beach, it’s definitely become one of the most Instagrammable places in Sydney!

Click HERE for our full Bronte Baths Sydney – All The Info For Visiting blog.

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

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5. Bronte Baths Stairway

The stairway at Bronte Baths has become another big Insta-hit!

The perfectly white banisters leading down to the crystal blue waters are definitely easy on the eye. And we guess that’s why so many people are heading here for photos.

Just make sure you save some time to jump in and cool off afterwards!

Click HERE for our full Bronte Baths Sydney – All The Info For Visiting blog.

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

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6. Dudley Page Reserve

Dudley Page Reserve is a park in the eastern suburbs with breathtaking, panoramic views of Australia’s favourite icons; the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

At Dudley Page Reserve, you can experience a peaceful moment outside of the city, all made fun by a picnic and a sunset.

It might not be on your usual things to do in Sydney list, but it’s a great local spot that we happened to find, thanks to our Australian friends. 

Not many first time Sydney tourists will know about Dudley Page Reserve, so definitely take up on the opportunity to get the perfect Sydney backdrop photo.

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

 

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7. Palm Beach (Barrenjoey Lighthouse)

Barrenjoey Lighthouse is the destination you need to head to. Palm Beach is the area (and also the name of the beach in the photo).

The short trek up to the lighthouse viewpoint is well worth it for the insane look out, and of course, some awesome photos.

We grabbed a couple of different shots whilst up there but needless to say, this was our favourite.

Fun fact: Palm Beach is the area in which the Australian television series ‘Home And Away’ is filmed. The town before the Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk is instantly recognisable as ‘Summer Bay’ from the show.

Those that are big fans of the show can even book the Official Home and Away Tour to Summer Bay.

If you’re lucky, you may even catch some filming take place on the day you visit. Unfortunately we didn’t, BUT fortunately we had the place to ourselves.  

Click HERE for our full Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk – A Complete Guide blog.

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

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8. Mrs Macquaries Chair

Another of the most Instagrammable places in Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Chair.

Depending on timing, this spot may come before or after your walk around the city.

To reach Mrs Macquaries Chair you’ll want to head back towards Circular Quay. From Circular Quay there’s a beautiful walk through the Botanical Gardens that you follow to get there.

Known to be a great tourist spot for sunset, it’s less of a chair, and more of a gathering of people around the rocks. It gives a great view of both the Opera House and Harbour Bridge for sunset. It’s also super popular for photographers.

It’s normal to find a gathering of people around the rocks at golden hour, because it gives a great view of both the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

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9. George Street

Not the most obvious of the Instagrammable places in Sydney, but definitely the busiest!

Aside from the beaches, and iconic landmarks, Sydney is also know for it’s huge city and stunning skyscrapers.

George Street is the main street leading through the centre of Sydney’s CBD.

There are some quiet spots at the right time of day and we were lucky enough to capture a cool exploring photo in the concrete jungle.

Also, just around the corner is Darling Harbour. Easily walkable to, it’s more of the fine dining area of Sydney and is another beautiful spot to enjoy dinner with a view.

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

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10. Luna Park

Popular for people of all ages, Luna Park is the most iconic amusement park in Australia.

We took a walk over the Harbour Bridge to check it our one evening just before closing time and it was perfectly quiet.

If you’re not scared of clowns this makes for a typical Instagrammable places in Sydney photo!

Book your tickets in advance here, and get unlimited access to all the rides and attractions of Luna Park!

Just be sure to check the closing times before you make the journey. It’s usually 4pm Mon-Thur, and 10pm Fri-Sat.

Book your Luna Park tickets: Luna Park Sydney: Unlimited Rides Pass

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11. Bondi Beach

How could we not include Bondi Beach on our Instagrammable places in Sydney blog.

Bondi Beach is arguably the most famous beach in the world.

You’ll have to get up early if you want to grab shot of the empty beach. During the day, this stretch of coastline packs out to the max so photo opportunities are limited.

Bondi Beach is popular for surfers, morning joggers and of course tourists as soon as the sun comes out! You may even want to book a Bondi Beach Surf Lesson!

Book your Bondi Beach activities: Bondi Beach: Tours & Tickets

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12. Bondi To Coogee Coastal Walk

Easily the most famous walk in Sydney!

In fact, the Bondi to Coogee walk is one of the most popular scenic routes in the country. With locals and tourists flocking daily, it makes for an awesome day out with breathtaking views.

This 6km, 3 hour walk is a highlight for most locals and tourists that flock there daily. It makes for an awesome day out with breathtaking views.

Be sure to add this to your Sydney itinerary. It’s hard not to get the camera out along the way and capture some of the most Instagrammable places in Sydney.

Click HERE for our full Bondi To Coogee Walk – A Complete Guide blog.

Book your Bondi Beach activities: Bondi Beach: Tours & Tickets

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13. Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains National Park is an absolutely huge region of mountain ranges and even villages. There are endless trails, waterfalls and viewpoints scattered throughout.

The best option for visiting the Blue Mountains is to rent a car for the day. That way you can explore the region at ease as there’s a lot of grounds that you can cover.

There’s also the option of the Blue Mountains Hop on Hop off pass.

The most famous tourist attraction are the three sisters, which you’ll likely want to take photos of. However, Lincoln’s Rock is also an unbelievably breathtaking viewpoint.

Click HERE for our full Lincoln’s Rock Blue Mountains – A Tourist Guide blog.

Book your Blue Mountains tour: Blue Mountains: Tours & Tickets

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Where To Stay In Sydney

Luxury – Four Seasons Hotel Sydney – Overlooking Sydney’s historic Rocks area, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney offers free WiFi, a bar, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. Located in Sydney’s CBD Central Business District, it features luxurious rooms with panoramic views over the iconic Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. Each room offers an LCD TV, an iPod docking station and free toiletries. There’s also a 350 square fitness centre that includes a relaxing sauna. Guests can unwind in the hotel’s therapeutic spa and wellness center, which offers skin treatments and relaxing massages. Airport transfers are available upon request.

Mid-Budget – The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – Located in Sydney CBD, The Fullerton Hotel features an a la carte restaurant, a bar and access to a fitness centre. It boasts luxurious rooms with unique decor as well as a flat-screen TV. Some rooms offer the most stunning city views and guests can enjoy free WiFi in public areas. The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is 15 a minute walk from both Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House.

Budget – The Village Bondi Beach – The Village Bondi Beach is just just a 2 minute walk from the world famous Bondi Beach and offers comfortable air-conditioned rooms. The hostel is a 20 minute drive from Sydney Harbour and a 25 minutes drive from Sydney Airport. Markets, shops, restaurants and cafes are all within a 2 minute walk from the property. Facilities include guest laundry, kitchen, TV room, lounge room and a private bathroom. There is a bus stop located at the end of the street with easy access to the city. Free WiFi also is available with a limit of 500mb per day. You can pay for extra wifi too!

For other places to stay in Sydney you can check the latest prices here.

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