October 27, 2017

If you have the urge to travel and plan to book a visit to the capital, read on. Here are five of the most scenic spots in Sydney that you might want to see this spring or summer, all within easy reach of the central business district.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Just a short distance east of Circular Quay Sydney, this beautiful setting is home to colourful blooms of flowers and immaculate lawns overlooking the sea. As though that were not enough, choose from free guided garden walks, heritage tours and high teas with options for unlimited champagne.

Opera House

One of the most widely recognised Sydney attractions, the distinctive design of the Opera House is a visitor magnet. At sunset and 7 pm, don't miss seeing the spectacular seven-minute projections to illuminate the House’s eastern Bennelong sail. Entitled Badu Gili (water light), these free shows explore ancient stories.

Harbour Bridge

Among the best Sydney attractions and activities, a bridge climb is a sure way to awaken one's sense of adventure and see the skyline. Alternatively, sedate harbour cruises sail past the bridge to enjoy superb views of the setting sun as it fills the tropical sky with colour. On Saturdays, Darling Harbour has fabulous firework displays too.

Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay


Why not try this four-kilometre route with exquisite views of Sydney Harbour National Park? The ferry service from Circular Quay Sydney to the wharf at Taronga Zoo takes passengers at the start of the path, which passes the amphitheatre at Bradleys Head and bays with yachts lapping at anchor. Well-maintained tracks lined with native tree species lead to wooden decking to protect wildlife, as well as refreshment stops at Athol Hall and the café in Chowder Bay. Here, dedicated ramblers may continue further.

Balmoral beach

Locals and regular visitors hold Balmoral Beach in high esteem. One of the prettiest and most iconic beaches in the Mosman conservation area, this suburb of Sydney draws canoeists, dragon boaters and sun lovers from far and wide. As well as surfing and swimming, there are plenty of restaurants and excellent views over the national park through The Heads, the gateway to the harbour. Should you tire of admiring the idyllic scenery, why not swim in the enclosed area of the Bathing Pavilion – and if this works up an appetite, there is even a takeaway fish and chip shop.


So, there you have it. Sydney certainly has an excellent choice of scenic spots for breathtaking photographs, especially in spring and summer when the city is probably at its best. To satisfy your wanderlust, you may want to consider a comfortable harbour view suite in a convenient location. Quay West Suites Syndey, for instance, borders on The Rocks neighbourhood near Circular Quay Sydney and is located between the Observatory and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Enjoy your stay!