I have been living in Sydney for almost two years now, and I must admit, you can literally turn any corner and you’d spot a gorgeous place to hang out in. I was on the fence whether to post this or not because of how difficult it is to choose from hundreds of lovely locations here; but these are the places that I keep coming back to.
1. Bondi to Coogee Walk
Coastal walks are best done around Spring and Summer weekends. I usually start around six in the morning and end around nine, just in time for a good breakfast! It is approximately six (6) kilometres from start to finish, and it is the only exercise that I do which don’t feel like exercise at all— it could be the view of the ocean, or the sun casting its glow on the coast line, but this place always puts me in a good mood.
2. The Grounds of Alexandria
Personally, I’d like to think that I’m the first person to visit The Grounds whenever they have a new installation. Most of the time I have just been lucky enough to be there a day after they change their decor. I couldn’t count how many times I’ve been to this place since discovering it roughly two years ago.
I advise that you get there a few minutes before opening, at around seven in the morning. That’s if you want to get good photos because the place can get really crowded, really fast.
3. Sydney Opera House
How can this list be completed without including the Sydney Opera House? It is the first famous landmark that I visited when I arrived in Sydney (of course). The best time to take a photo here is during the sunrise; you’d be surprised how busy this place can get even at 6 or 7 in the morning. The warm glow of the sun shining through the horizon and casting a creamy pinkish-orange outline on this astonishing architecture makes up for a perfect light every single time — it’s the ultimate definition of the golden hour photography.
4. Luna Park
I’m not sure about you, but I do love theme parks. Luna park might be small in comparison to other theme parks in Australia, but the endless possibility of capturing a unique shot is unbelievable. The colours also turn out beautifully on every frame. I’d be understating it if I say that you can find all the colours of the rainbow inside this place.
5. Dudley Park Reserve
Do you want to see Sydney’s beautiful skyline with the view of harbour bridge? Then this is the place that you are looking for! What makes this place even more awesome, is the fact that it has a swing set wherein you can take photos in, and have the Sydney’s skyline as the perfect backdrop.
Visit at sunset and you will witness the perfect view.