Best Spots To Catch The Sunset In Sydney

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There's nothing better than ending the day by watching the colour-changing sky at dusk. The combination of rosy pink and warm orange shades and the cool evening breeze make sunset watching in Sydney a relaxing, picture perfect experience for the entire family. We’ve rounded up the top 6 spots to catch a sunset in Sydney. 

Observatory Hill Park

Located in Millers Point, this park offers sweeping views of the Harbour and Harbour Bridge; it’s the perfect spot for a sunset picnic. The grassy park, while popular with both locals and visitors, is one of the quieter spots to watch the sunset in the heart of the city. It is easy to get to on foot or by public transport and it’s heightened level offers stunning panoramic views of the city and sunset. 

Mrs Macquarie’s Chair

Mrs Macquarie's Chair has all the famous icons in one glance - the view of the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the Harbour. It is one of Sydney’s most popular spots to catch a sunset so it’s best to get in early, prior to the sun setting to make it easier to find a preferred viewing/picnic spot.

Little Bay, La Perouse

If you want to head a bit farther from the center of the city, you can watch a very special sunset over Botany Bay from Little Bay in La Perouse (hero image). This gem of a spot offers uninterrupted views of the sky and you can even keep the kids busy plane watching, as many planes depart at this time. The magical pink/red colours over the glistening water is a beautiful sight the kids will love. 

Waverton Peninsula Reserve


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Larkin Street Lookout at the Waverton Peninsula Reserve offers stunning views of the Harbour Bridge and city skyline, which looks particularly grand as the sun goes down. It offers picture perfect views with the pink setting sunlight glinting off the glass skyscrapers.

Green Point, Oyster Bay

Green Point offers a great view of the Como Marina in the Shire. It has the perfect family picnic atmosphere, combining little boats and calm waters with a stunning sunset! Lots to keep the kids busy here. 

The Grassy Knoll, North Bondi

As Bondi locals know the Grassy Knoll is the “spot” to be. Here, you get relaxed beach vibes, a pick of sand or grass, great cafes nearby and a stunning colourful sunset. The Knoll is the perfect spot for long summery Sunday afternoons.

Please note: as of late 2019 the council has been renovating the pool at North Bondi and the grassy knoll is closed off to the public

Water Street, Balmain

Here, the view from Balmain Sailing Club sweeps across Sydney Harbour. The kids will love spotting the boats bobbing along and the stunning orange ombré sunset backdrop. 

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