Top 12 Instagram-worthy spots in Sydney || Sydney Diaries

Is Sydney your next travel destination? Giddy to pack your bags and book the next flight to the most famous Australian city?

Well, i can’t blame you. The capital of New South Wales might be bustling with overwhelming crowd and crazy maze-like one-way streets but Sydney is the most picturesque Australian city. It is a city of contrasts and is home to charming alleys, quaint tourist spots and beautiful beaches.

Now, if you are looking for the perfect spot for that instagram-worthy getaway shot, here’s a list of dreamy spots around Sydney for both tourists and locals to explore.

1. The Royal Botanic Garden.

Located just in the heart of Sydney. Good place to walk and relax with an awesome view of the harbour and bay.

Cost: Free but if you want to join the choo choo express tour ( train that runs around the garden ), tickets for adults cost 10 aud & 5 aud for children.

Address: Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

2. Queen Victoria Building

Beautiful historic building with an old world vibe and wide range of branded shops & designer boutiques for shopaholics.

Cost: Free unless you purchase something from the shops

Address: 455 George Street, Sydney

3. Sofitel Darling Harbour

Stylish hotel in Darling Harbour with a view that’s to die for! Service is excellent and the rooms are of high standard.

Cost: Click the link Sofitel Darling Harbour to check room rates.

Address: 12 Darling Dr, Sydney

4. Paddington Reservoir Gardens

An iconic monument converted into a lovely garden. Perfect place for prenuptial, wedding or photo shoots.

Cost: Free Entry

Address: 251-255 Oxford Street, Paddington

5. Bondi Beach/Bondi Icebergs

Most famous beach in Australia and the most densely populated part of Sydney. Most locals hang around or swim in Bondi Icebergs ocean pool.

Cost: Bondi beach (Free entry); click link for Bondi Icebergs

Address: 1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach

6. Little Bay beach

A jewel in a small secluded bay. The waves are relatively calm with plenty of natural rocks to climb on.

Cost: Free Entry

Address: 4R Coast Hospital Rd, Little Bay

7. Milson’s Point

A suburb in North Sydney that offers an impeccable view of Sydney Harbour. Perfect picnic location with lots of benches to sit on.

Cost: Free

Address: Milson’s Point, New South Wales

8. Grounds of Alexandria

Beautiful is an understatement! A unique space in Alexandria with lush greenery, flowers and vines everywhere.

Cost: Free entry

Address: 7a/2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

9. Darling Harbour

Great place to unwind and spend quality time with family. Beautiful skyline and view of city lights at night with a number of food precincts, bars and entertainment spots too!

Cost: Free

Address: Darling Harbour, Sydney

10. North Sydney Olympic Pool

The view alone is worth the entry fee!

Cost: 2.50 aud (Entry Fee): Click the link to check for other fees and charges.

Address: 4 Alfred Street, Milsons Point

11. Hyde Park

Nice place to chill right in the middle of the city with huge old trees and ibis lurking around. Also very close to St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Cost: Free

Address: Elizabeth Street, Sydney

12. Circular Quay

Ideal place to see Sydney Opera house up close and Sydney Harbour Bridge on the side.

Cost: Free

Address: Circular Quay, Sydney

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