The Best Spots to Watch a Sydney Sunset
There's nothing better than ending the day by watching the colour-changing sky at sunset in Sydney. The combination of rosy pink and warm orange shades and the cool evening breeze make watching the sunset in Sydney a relaxing, picture-perfect experience for the entire family, especially when you're at an awesome vantage point.
What Time is Sunset in Sydney?
During the winter months in Sydney, the sun sets at around 5.05 pm. Don't forget that daylight savings in Sydney also finishes in April. This year, our clocks will go back one hour from 3 am on Sunday 2 April 2023.
Where to Watch a Perfect Sunset in Sydney
1. Observatory Hill Park
Located in Millers Point, Observatory Park Hill offers sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge; it’s the perfect spot for a Sydney 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's easy to get to on foot or by public transport, and its heightened level offers stunning panoramic views of the city and sunset.
Location: Upper Fort Street, Millers Point
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2. 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 watch a sunset, so it’s best to get in early, before the sun sets to make it easier to find a preferred viewing/picnic spot.
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney
3. Little Bay, La Perouse
If you want to head a bit farther from the centre 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.
Location: 4R Coast Hospital Rd, Little Bay
4. Waverton Peninsula Reserve
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.
Location: Larkin St, Waverton
5. 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.
6. The Grassy Knoll, North Bondi
Bondi's Grassy Knolls offers relaxed beach vibes, a pick of sand or grass, great cafes nearby and a stunning colourful sunset. The Knoll is the perfect spot for those long summery Sunday afternoons.
7. Water Street, Balmain
The view from Balmain Sailing Club sweeps across Sydney Harbour and is idyllic for sunset spotting. The kids will love spotting the boats bobbing along and the stunning orange ombré sunset backdrop.
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