Top 5 Spots to Watch the Sunset in Sydney

Whether it's behind a camera or a Mai Tai, everyone loves watching a beautiful sunset. These are our favorite spots to do so in Sydney.

The best spots for the perfect sunset picture in Sydney written by: NeoLit Sydney is a vibrant city and like all cities it has its moments where the real world plays a perfect symphony. There are so many places to go, people to see and photographs to take. Just walking down the street or strolling along the beach and watching the surf roll in can provide a wonderful, but unique scene, you'll kick yourself for not having a camera handy all the time. You can try with your small, smart phone camera, but a good photographer who knows that only a high calibre camera will be able to take great images of the interplay of different elements to compose the best scene for the perfect sunset. A good camera and a good eye to compose the perfect picture as the light hits the magenta sky and orange tinted clouds float over the Sydney skyline. To help you plan ahead, here are five of the best spots to capture the perfect sunset in Sydney: 

#1. Mrs. Macquarie’s Point

Mrs. Macquarie’s Point is a well-known popular spot near the Royal Botanic Gardens. You can spend a little time visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens whilst you wait for dusk to settle. It's a great vantage point that puts famous landmarks in your sights with the sunset as a beautiful backdrop. You can see the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House from this point. This is a popular spot so you'll need to get there early. The vantage point is open to all at all times. 

#2. Observatory Hill Park

 Observatory Hill is less crowded than most parks and it gives the best views from the well kept park grassland the view extends to views of the Sydney Harbour and the Harbour bridge. It's heightened level enables panoramic shots of the harbour, the bridge and the Lower Street below. Getting there is easy too, you can take the bus or walk if you are in the area. There is a nice Rotunda with seats where you can set up and wait for the perfect conditions when all the necessary elements come together perfectly. 

#3. The Sydney Tower Eye

 If you ant an unimpeded, 360 degree of Sydney, its suburbs and the harbor there is no better place than the Sydney Tower. This is the tallest building and the highest vantage point you can get to to catch the perfect sunset. There is a 45 minute guided tour that you can book to take you up and right around the edge. You can see a whole lot more of Sydney than the usual tourist spots from the Tower's observation deck. Some of the buildings and the street scenes look quite different from such a high vantage point. You need to book ahead before you go. The tower opens from 9am to 10pm and you do need to buy a ticket for the tour.

 #4. Bondi Beach 

Bondi Beach is a all now beach that draws the local surfing crowd and tourist in numbers. It is conveniently located just 5 miles from the city and is accessible by public transport or you could hop in your car and take a short drive there. Bondi Beach is the most popular beach so expect lots of people there. The crowd thins towards sunset, so there's a good chance you could get great shots of an unpopulated beach and the sun just dipping past the horizon. You may not be able to avoid the crowd, though but that shouldn't matter, the sunset over Bondi Beach is spectacular with or without a crowd. 

#5. Anzac Bridge 

Taking the perfect shot of the Anzac Bridge can be done in one of two ways. You can go to Kamay Botany Bay National Park, pack a lunch picnic and pick a spot on the grass to relax and wait for dusk to settle in. Of course, this being a botanical garden, you get to enjoy the beautiful flowers and breathe in their sweet smell. Unfortunately the park has an opening and closing time, which might not fit in with a perfect time to view the perfect sunset. The next best place to shoot the Anzac Bridge is from Glebe point. Glebe point offers you different angles to shoot from and a couple of places nearby offer different but interesting angles.