Today I am going to share 28 most Instagrammable places in Sydney, Australia. As a local Sydneysider and lover of beautiful places, I seek and find Insta worthy places in every corner of my backyard.
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Now, without further ado, let’s start!
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28 most Instagrammable places in Sydney, Australia
- 28 most Instagrammable places in Sydney, Australia
- 1. Angel Place
- 2. Bondi Beach
- 3. Newtown
- 4. North Sydney Olympic Pool
- 5. Bradfield Park
- 6. Sydney Harbour Bridge
- 7. Cahill’s Lookout
- 8. Social Hideout
- 9. Sugar Republic Sydney
- 10. Bronte Baths
- 11. Carriageworks
- 12. Bondi Icebergs
- 13. State Library of New South Wales
- 14. The Blue Mountains
- 15. Palm Beach
- 16. Hyde Park
- 17. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
- 18. Booti Booti National Park
- 19. Sydney Opera House
- 20. Diamond Bay Reserve
- 21. The Geoff James Pool (Clovelly Ocean Pool)
- 22. Ivy Pool
- 23. The Grounds of Alexandria
- 24. Art Gallery of NSW
- 25. The Calyx -Royal Botanical Gardens
- 26. Jervis Bay
- 27. Bare Island – La Perouse
- 28. Blackwattle Bay
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1. Angel Place
Hidden away in between the Pitt and George Street is Angel Place. Chances are maybe you will miss it if you don’t know where you going. So, keep an eye out for it! If you are there during the weekdays, there is a cafe next door which should be open and you can enjoy coffee/tea or breakfast and lunch while you take your Insta pictures. If you want to enjoy the birdcages in quietness, the weekend is the best time to go.
2. Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach needs no introduction! It is one of the popular beaches in Australia and the world. You may say this is so touristic but trust me, the first time you see it with your own eyes, you wouldn’t want to do anything but take pictures for your Instagram! Anytime is a good time to go here but I especially love the sunrises and sunsets views, also the beach itself, graffiti and surfing pictures come out great too!
As you stroll around the Newtown area and its colourful alleyways, you will discover fences, parking lots and side walls covered with incredible art! However, If you prefer to stay on the main street (King Street) there are also some art walls you can find easily. If this isn’t the new hip Instagram worthy places, Idk what is!
I am so happy to share with you one of my favourite spot for Instagram! As you can see North Sydney Olympic pool is photogenic with the harbour bridge view and, the giant pool at the front! If you’re a swimmer and visiting Sydney this is a MUST. Not only for Instagram photos but it is also a great spot to relax for a day. It is super clean, close to Sydney CBD and Lunk park next door. Again, click on the name above, so you can see it in google maps.
I keep saying Bradfield Park offers the best view of the Sydney harbour bridge and the Opera house and it sure does! It is a perfect spot for the picnic or just reading a book too. IMO, it passes all the criteria to be an Instagram worthy place.
If you didn’t know, not only you can climb but you can also walk on the Sydney harbour bridge. And if you stop and look around you can see beautiful scenery like in the pic above. It looks like it was taken from a drone but instead, it was just my Samsung phone! Recommend strolling along the harbour bridge from either end of the bridge and take in all the view! And Instagram worthy shots!
Head to Cahill’s Look out for the magnificent sunsets and some peace and quietness.The place has sufficient parking around but I recommend starting early if you’re travelling by public transport/train. And on the journey back to Sydney, you can stop at the nearby town of Leura. You can also walk around blue mountains or take the hop on hop off bus. Don’t visit Sydney without visiting this gem Cahill’s lookout in the Blue Mountains.
Now, this is one of the must-visit cafes in Sydney! Just look at that photogenic wall of social hideout! Also, glad to report coffee and food is on point too and not far from the Sydney centre at all.
This is a new addition to Sydney guys! Sugar republic was only in Melbourne before, but now Sydneysiders can also enjoy this fun and colourful place. It has a room full of pink balls as well as colourful insta-worthy walls. Also, while you are there, enjoy the free jelly belly candies and icecreams!
10. Bronte Baths
Few meters down from the Bronte Beach is this beautiful Ocean salt water rock pool. Usually crowded but if you go during the weekdays, likely you will find it all to yourself and take as many Instagram pictures as you want! Nobody would be rolling their eyes at you!
If you appreciate awesome Art weather in the form of installation or handmade, Carriageworks is the place to go in Sydney. It is the largest and most significant contemporary multi-arts centre of its kind in Australia. Usually, it’s free and for an extra experience visit, Saturday morning Farmer’s Market nearby, or night Food market held throughout the year.
12. Bondi Icebergs
While you are in Bondi Beach, you may want to stroll around and have lunch, drink or perhaps a dip in Bondi Icebergs. This place is photogenic inside out.
This is a beautiful library just a couple of minutes from the Opera house and Botanical Garden. Just be mindful of students and other guests, keep your camera on silent! I bet the photo would come out great from the second floor but the stairs were locked when I went. Lmk in comments if you get lucky!
Day trip or multiple days camping, if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Blue mountain is a great choice. You can also go rock climbing, abseiling, hiking in the blue mountains and chill in the serene environment. There are many walking paths /lookouts you can choose from, my image is just an example in Sublime Point. I have also got some other places in Blue Mountain on my Instagram. The best thing is, this place offers spectacular Insta worthy sights all around you!
15. Palm Beach
I mean look at that view! Tucked away in the northern beaches region of Sydney. Plam beach can be a day trip or weekend getaway. Just hiking to the top of the lighthouse for this Insta worthy view!
16. Hyde Park
Hyde Park is a large city park, located right in the heart of Sydney city. I would say anywhere around the foundation is great for the Instagram photo unless you prefer just trees and plants in your photo, then there are heaps too. The background of skyscrapers from Hyde Park is also a great Insta worthy angle.
This is one of my favourite spot for watching sunsets in Sydney. Also, a great spot for Instagram Photos. During the afternoon you will find many joggers, tourists, backpackers, locals, photographers, videographers doing their best to capture nature’s beauty from here. You won’t be disappointed, must visit!
Now this one is a bit far from Sydney city. 3.5 hours by car, 6 hours by Train and bus but once you get there, you will be so pleased with the views, colours, lake, trees, sunsets and the beach as well. Camping is available and so is parking. if you have some extra days left in Sydney, pack your bags, arrange transportation and go camping. Everywhere I looked in Booti Booti National Park, it was Instagram worthy!
Sydney Opera House is probably the No 1 place visitors take photos in Sydney! I am on a cruise here in the picture, but the Opera house looks great from any angle. It automatically adds class to your Instagram photos, so why not!
This is one of my best kept local secrets, so don’t tell anyone! 🙂 Diamond Bay Reserve is an absolutely stunning boardwalk which comes with a lookout. Really beautiful breathtaking views. Usually not very busy as it is not a well-known tourist attraction. So, it feels like off the beaten path. It is located nearby Watson’s Bay which is also worth visiting. Read here how to easily make it a daily walk because it is not easy to get to by public transportation. Free street parking is available or you can always catch an Uber to get to the destination. When you get there, take Instagram pictures and stores like there is no tomorrow!
This is one of my fav pool in Sydney! Clovelly pool is a great place to come for a swim, work on your tan, practice your laps and take pictures! FYI, cleanliness is 10 out of 10 but it is cold 9 out of 10, but you’ll get used to the temperature. It is definitely a beautiful location and lots of parking around as well!
22. Ivy Pool
Ivy Pool Club is a fantastic resort style bar in the middle of the CBD! It’s an excellent place for a flash function, some after or lunch break, or weekend drinks and the pizza is great too! Recommend checking out the Sydney nightlife here on Saturdays. The aesthetic of this pool club definitely makes it an Instaworthy place.
If you can only squeeze 1 cafe in Sydney, this is it! The grounds of Alexandria is so so Instagram worthy, they change their exterior almost every month!! Every time you go there, it’s a different theme! Also, good coffee and yummy food will make you want to go again and again!
Personally, I visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales every time I am in town. They always have an interesting art exhibition going on or for a bite in the cafe downstairs. Definitely another Instagrammable place in Sydney that is free to enter!
Located near the famous Sydney Opera house and Hyde Park, the Royal Botanic Garden is a must see place. Usually, takes a couple of hours to see every corner of the garden. So if you want to visit take a small train tour, which will cost 10$ and takes around 20 minutes. It will help you to visit most of the significant and historic places and also the Calyx. It is literally a cool place with air conditioning, very photogenic and educational. Perfect for Instagram shots!
26. Jervis Bay
Jervis Bay is a wonderful place to visit with the finest white sand in the world. Hence it has made it to this Instagrammable place in Sydney list. It is a must-see location but takes 3 hrs to drive from Sydney. So, plan accordingly and get ready to be mesmerised with spectacular landscapes. I recommend going around late morning and it won’t be as busy.
Bare Island is located at La Perouse Sydney. You may have seen it as a small island in “Mission: Impossible 2” with a 19th-century fort & an old wooden bridge to the mainland. Bare Island is not your usual tourist attraction, but definitely, a place that’s worth visiting. It is also a popular place for wedding photographs which basically means, it is definitely an Instagrammable place in Sydney!
28. Blackwattle Bay
And this is my another local secret I am sharing just for you guys! Blackwattle Bay is a beautiful bay close to Glebe (which is 20-30mins walk from the Sydney city) and again not a well-known tourist destination. It is a local’s gem and a great place for walking, sight-seeing & home to some of the excellent restaurants nearby.
There is also quite an interesting colonial history around this area that is worth discovering. Certainly worth a visit, especially for watching sunsets and taking those Insta worthy pictures.
Hope you enjoyed these 28 most Instagrammable places in Sydney, Australia.
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