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The Best Views of Sydney Harbour

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Let's face it: Sydney wouldn't be half the world capital it is without its beautiful views of Sydney Harbour. The site of exploration, commerce, recreation, and billions of tourist photos, the harbor should remain as close as possible during a trip to Sydney. Take it in from your hotel or a coastal trail, a park or a lighthouse. Or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunset and discover one of the best views on the planet.
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S Head Heritage Trail, Watsons Bay NSW 2030, Australia
The Hornby Lighthouse at South Head on the peninsula near Mrs. Macquarie's Point is a great place to witness the magnificence of the Sydney Harbor and southern point of entrance into Jackson Bay and ultimately the harbor from the Tasman Sea. I had...
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17 Blue St, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia
I recommend North Sydney Harbourview Hotel to all my overseas visitors. An excellent position to take in the Sydney Harbour views. And I love running by the bay too!
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1d Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Mrs. Macquarie's Chair is a breathtaking vantage point from which to see Sydney's beautiful harbor in its entirety. The chair, carved of sandstone, is famously significant for being the vista point of Elizabeth Macquarie, wife of the governor of...
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Lavender Bay NSW 2060, Australia
Once called Hulk Bay after the prison ship that was moored here, the Sydney suburb is now known for stately homes and amazing harbor views. This appeared in the August/September 2013 issue.
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW, Australia
Got the energy and crave for great photo opportunities or just the feel of wind in your hair as you gaze at a scenic panorama? Head over to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout. Not for the faint-hearted, the climb up 200 stairs brings you...
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW, Australia
It's the quintessential thing to do in Sydney, and it's alot of fun! You won't get a better bird's-eye-view of Sydney's amazing landmarks— including the Opera House and Luna Park— than from the top of the iconic Harbour Bridge. #afarexperiences...
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Lavender St, Lavender Bay NSW 2060, Australia
Over the past 15 years, Wendy Whiteley (known as the "goddess muse" and wife of one of Australia's most famous artists, Brett Whiteley) has lovingly restored a once derelict piece of land, owned by the NSW Rail Corporation. It's a magical place to...
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Greycliffe Ave, Vaucluse NSW 2030, Australia
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One of many hidden harbor beaches beloved by locals, this family-friendly stretch of sand is located in the tony neighborhood of Vaucluse and has sublime water views. There's swimming in the calm, balmy waters of Shark Beach (don't let the name...

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Westfield Centre, Castlereagh St & Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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You’d be forgiven for thinking this place is a tourist trap like every other revolving “sky tower” in the world. And the upstairs Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck and Skywalk is, with one difference: the harbor view, which...
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Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
Jutting out from the northern district of Mosman, just south of Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head offers one of the best perspectives of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison, among other attractions. Whether you come for a...