With its iconic skyline, world-famous landmarks, and picturesque waterfront, Sydney is photogenic from all angles. Whether you want to see it from the skies, the tallest building, or from the water, here's where to find the best views in Sydney.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the city's most photographed landmarks, but it also offers a spectacular viewpoint. Look out over Sydney Harbour as you walk, cycle, or drive over the bridge, or challenge yourself to the notorious Sydney Bridge Climb and climb to the top of the 440-foot (134-meter) bridge.
Sydney Tower Eye
At a dizzying 1,000 feet (309 meters), the Sydney Tower Eye is not only the city's tallest building but the highest observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy dinner with a view at the tower's revolving restaurant, brave the open-air Skywalk, or admire the panoramic views from the glass-walled observation deck.
Helicopter and Seaplane Tours
Take to the skies for a thrilling helicopter or seaplane flight over Sydney and enjoy the ultimate bird's-eye view of the city. Soar over Sydney Harbour, glide along the coast, or fly over the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, taking in views of landmarks such as Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Blue Mountains from above.
Sydney Harbour Cruises
Many of the most memorable photographs of Sydney Harbour are taken from the water, and sightseeing cruises offer a prime view of Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the waterfront neighborhoods. For a unique perspective, set sail along the coastal beaches, ride the ferry to Manly Beach, or soak up the atmosphere on a sunset or night cruise.
The Gap, Watsons Bay
There are hundreds of viewpoints along Sydney's coastline, but among the most popular is that at The Gap, a dramatic lookout atop the ocean cliffs of Watsons Bay. In addition to the sight of the waves crashing against the cliffs below, you'll be able to spot Sydney Harbour and the city skyline in the distance.