10 Unforgettable Sydney Instagram Spots To Dream About

10 Unforgettable Sydney Instagram Spots To Dream About | While we won’t be travelling for the foreseeable future, it’s never too early for us to start dreaming about our first trip once international travel is a reality again. Of course, that first trip will have to be a trip of a lifetime and if it’s not on the ‘gram, did it really happen? Undeniably, this generation of travellers curate their itineraries like they do their feed. From stunning nature views to breath-taking architecture — there’s no Instagrammable destination quite like Sydney. You have the sand, surf, city and nature all rolled into one amazing, unforgettable destination. You can bookmark these locations for your next visit, let's get them all.

1. Bondi Icebergs

Bondi Icebergs by Destination NSW
Picture credit to: Destination NSW

Sydney is renowned for its incredible ocean pools but none are as iconic as Bondi Icebergs. The 50 metre stretch of turquoise is set against the backdrop of the expansive ocean and crashing waves, and is truly a sight to behold. Whether you’re getting a shot in the water or a bird’s eye view from Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Bondi Icebergs is arguably the most photogenic pool in the world and worth a visit. 

2. Bronte Bath Viewpoint

Bronte Bath Viewpoint by Destination NSW
Picture credit to: Destination NSW

Already captured your iconic Bondi Icebergs shot? Why not do the scenic Bondi to Bronte Walk and get yourself to the Bronte Baths? Nestled between the well-loved Bondi and Coogee beaches in Sydney’s east, Bronte Beach is where the locals go. The hidden gem is a pictorial haven, offering balmy seaside parks for picnics, a crystal-clear aquatic reserve for snorkelling and diving, as well as an ocean pool for protected swimming. Built into the rocky cliffside in 1887, the Bronte Baths can be found at the beach’s southern headland and travellers can access the panoramic viewpoint by heading to the end of the walkway and climbing up the rocks. From the semi-shaded cove, soak in the sweeping views of the bay and the ocean horizon; early birds will be rewarded with a remarkable sunrise. 

3. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair 

Mrs Macquarie’s Chair by Destination NSW
Picture credit to: Destination NSW

Mrs Macquarie’s Chair has some of the best views of Sydney’s iconic skyline - you’ll be able to get the Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge all in one frame for that money shot. Located east of the Sydney Opera House on the edge of The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, you can set up picnic rugs alongside the western side of Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and if you’re there at dusk, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the sun setting behind the Sydney Opera House. This is a sight for sore eyes, and one sure to satisfy your followers and get the likes rolling in. 

4. Manly Wormhole 

Queenscliff Tunnel by Destination NSW
Picture credit to: Destination NSW

One of the city’s best-kept secrets is the Queenscliff Tunnel, also known as the Manly Wormhole. The tunnel is said to have been dug out a century ago by local fishermen as a shortcut between Freshwater Beach and Manly. Follow in the fishermen’s footsteps down the 50-metre long tunnel that burrows straight through the cliff. There will be a few boulders to climb over but the view of the expansive ocean framed beautifully by the opening of the tunnel is truly worth the trip. Budding geologists can also appreciate the rock formations and cross-section of the rock layers along the way.

5. Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building by Destination NSW
Picture credit to: Destination NSW

Dating back to 1898, the Queen Victoria Building replaced the original Sydney markets on the site and spans an entire block along George Street. The elaborate Romanesque architecture – with its semi-circular arches, stained glass windows and mighty domes – was planned specifically to employ many out-of-work craftsmen during the recession. Now, these heritage architectural features make the landmark hard to miss as you walk down George Street and its many nooks and crannies provide a magnificent backdrop for that perfect Instagram shot. 

6. Wendy’s Secret Garden

Wendy’s Secret Garden by Destination NSW
Picture credit to: Destination NSW

Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden is a popular spot for locals. Nestled in the Lavender Bay Parklands, the garden is a whimsical oasis that allows you to escape the busy city and get a good dose of the best that Mother Nature has to offer. Get lost amongst the towering foliage, lush plantings and meandering paths, while stopping for the occasional artwork and sculpture along the way. The myriad of green tones and pops of colours from the native flowers will have you snapping away. 

7. Forgotten Songs, Angel Place

Angel Place by Destination NSW
Picture credit to: Destination NSW

An ethereal cluster of over a hundred cages is suspended above Angel Place, a pedestrian lane that runs between George Street and Pitt Street. The creator of this artwork, Michael Thomas Hill, explains how the striking installation explores how Sydney’s fauna has evolved and adapted to co-exist with increased urbanisation. Once you’ve captured your shot, take a second to listen to the bird calls, which change as day shifts to night.

8. Paddington Reservoir 

Paddington Reservoir by Destination NSW
Picture credit to: Destination NSW

A short drive from the CBD, the Paddington Reservoir is a heritage-listed public park. Built in the early 1800s, the reservoir was decommissioned in 1914 and has since then been transformed into a Romanesque sunken garden with a lake of contemplation at its centre, a hanging garden canopy around the perimeter and an eastern chamber left empty but for the wall art. The preservation of much of its original architecture – think towering archways, brick and iron structures – make for a rustic Instagrammable spot.  

9. Bare Island, La Perouse

Blak Markets by Destination NSW
Picture credit to: Destination NSW

One of the many hidden gems in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Bare Island is a small atoll that houses a 19th-century fort and old wooden footbridge connecting the island to the mainland. With dreamy coastal views of Botany Bay, this photo spot is the perfect blend of history and nature. Fun fact: the fort features in Mission: Impossible 2 as the hideout of villain Sean Ambrose.    

10. Green Square Library

Green Square Library by Mayumi
Picture credit to: Mayumi's Sydney Tales

Boasting floor-to-ceiling shelves lined with a multicolour array of books, Green Square Library seems to have been made for the ‘gram. Besides the impressive rainbow book wall, the library also has reading nooks tucked within the bookshelves, as well as 40 skylights to make sure you get all the natural light you need for your shot and your reading! The photogenic library is a short 15 minute train trip from Circular Quay and is a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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  1. tringt dulu2 sempat gi Manly Beach., ;p

  2. wahh semua tempat2 nampak best.. suatu hari ada rezeki boleh la ke sana

  3. Cantiknya..Tapi nak kena pandai ambik gambar juga ni.. Kalau dengan tangan akak ni, ambik gambar kat Manly warmhole , mesti orang ingat kat batu feringgi je...


  4. Tertarik pulak tengok banyak sarang burung bergantungan tu #angelplace

    1. eh eh masa upload gambar tu kita pun tak perasan..hahahah

  5. 1 5 7 9 saya pergi tapi obviously gambar2 tu x dpt ditandingi dgn gmbr2 saya amek hahahaha.. depa pro kite ni cikai ja..

  6. terpegun tengok...

    baru sempat blogwalking. thanks ya join segmen mia. senarai peserta ada di sini https://www.mialiana.com/2020/07/senarai-url-blog-37.html

  7. Nice place nice view nice photo. Alangkah bestnya kalau dapat pergi semua tempat ni.

  8. Kenapa aku bukak post ni gambo kuar sekerat aje..berat ke apa ke...


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