Living in this leafy harbourside city certainly has its perks; the thriving dining culture, the waterside views and the stunning coastal walks, to start off with. But there’s nothing quite like witnessing an epic Sydney sunset.
Plus, with so many spots to choose from, either within Sydney city itself or a little further afield, you’ll be spoilt for choice when selecting a spot to watch the brilliant shades of the Sydney sunset light up the skies.
What’s great about these unforgettable sunset spots is that you don’t need to trek out to some remote location to access them. Pack a picnic rug and don’t forget your camera, because you’re in for a treat! Keep reading to discover the most beautiful Sydney sunset spots.
1. Observatory Hill, Millers Point
Smack bang in the middle of the city, this is one of the highest points in Sydney’s inner city. With sweeping views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, you can’t really go wrong with this spot, making it one of the best places to see the Sydney sunset.
To access Observatory Hill, simply take a short walk from Wynyard Station. Bring a picnic to make an afternoon of it!
2. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Sydney
If you’re looking for the perfect photo of a Sydney sunset, look no further. Just be prepared to face off with others who want the same! Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is a Sydney landmark located in the Botanic Gardens, right in the middle of the city. The “chair” itself has a rich historical past, and was built by convicts way back in 1880. It’s a short walk along the water from Circular Quay. If you’d prefer to drive you can also park nearby.
This area can get a little busy sometimes, but for good reason; it’s got an unbeatable, uninterrupted view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. This spot might even be best visited in the cooler months when it’s a little quieter!
3. Bradley’s Head, Mosman
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, the coastal walk from Bradley’s Head to Chowder Bay is the perfect spot to catch a glimpse of the Sydney sunset. Pack some sunglasses and your camera for some breathtaking photo ops along the way. Enjoy panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the surrounding harbour foreshore.
Bradley’s Head is also a fantastic fishing spot, so feel free to drop a line or you could even make a day of it and visit the nearby Taronga Zoo after a morning hike. To access the walk, head to your right as you get off the Taronga Zoo wharf. Alternatively, you can park nearby at the bottom of the zoo.
4. Robertson Park, Watson’s Bay
Over in the east, Robertson Park has glorious views that encapsulate the city skyline. It’s the ideal Sydney sunset spot, but it’s also a great place for a dip and a feast on fish and chips from the iconic Doyle’s in Watson’s Bay.
To get there, catch the ferry from Circular Quay to Watson’s Bay. Or, get there early to score a parking spot!
5. Cremorne Point
Cremorne is situated in a great spot because it offers sweeping harbour views of the city and Harbour Bridge. Yet it’s only a short ferry ride away from the city centre. Just hop on the ferry to Cremorne Point Wharf and take a short stroll to the grassy knoll nearby. Stay for a picnic or just sit a while and enjoy the epic Sydney sunset.
6. Manly Cove, Manly
Manly Cove isn’t hard to find. Simply hop off the ferry at Manly and turn right and you’ll find a serene spot to sit and watch the Sydney sunset. If you’re feeling active you can also paddleboard near the wharf, kayak or simply have a quick dip.
Or, if you’re not really the adventurous type, try and nab a spot at Wharf Bar and watch the sun go down while sinking a beer or two.
7. Queens Avenue, Vaucluse
Unlike Manly Cove, this secret Sydney sunset spot isn’t very well known, but it offers some of the most picturesque views in the city. Gaze out over natural foliage at the Harbour Bridge over Shark Island. Or, if you’re planning to stay awhile, pack a picnic.
This spot is a little trickier to get to, but it’s only a short fifteen-minute drive or bus ride from Sydney’s city centre.
Once you’ve seen enough Sydney sunsets (if there is even such a thing), discover more things to do in Sydney here. Or, if you’re looking to find out more about the local area, at Boutique Property Agents we pride ourselves on our local knowledge of Sydney. For more information, contact us today.