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Observatory Hill

Watsons Road | Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 (0)2 9217 0485
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Ranked #56 of 293 attractions in Sydney
Type: Lookouts, Observatories/ Planetariums
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Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's a really peaceful park with lovely views across the water to the Harbour Bridge and over to North Sydney (including Luna Park). A favourite spot for wedding photos on a Saturday afternoon. Really stunning at sunset.

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Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a good place to get a scenic view of Sydney Harbor Bridge and the river. Then you can take the cairnhill wall to go to circular quay and opera house.

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

do this it is great right near the Bridge near the Rocks plenty to see and most likley better to do at night to do some star gazing

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Very peaceful place to look at the wonderful views. The museum is small, yet very interesting and well maintained with helpful staff. Go and have a look.

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Sacramento, California
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37 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Our local friends took us up here for a look at the gorgeous city of Sydney. We didn't visit the Observatory, but the cafe next to the art gallery was very nice. Not cheap, but delicious food in a pleasant setting. A wedding had been held on the grounds an hour before, and you could understand why. Lovely trees and... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We were staying in Millers Point and wandered up Observatory just because it was there. It has such wonderful views to the north and west, although the Barangaroo buildings will knock out the west view soon, judging by the cranes. The openness of Observatory Part and the great old spread out fig trees was terrific. Next time we'll bring a... More

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Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Observatory hill is q quiet little park, and as it is elevated it offers nice views of harbor bridge, ANZAC bridge and the surrounding areas. A decent place to have a rest and let the eyes wander and the thoughts roam.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

If you are in The Rocks, you should allow a little extra time to come here. The Rocks brings you a sense of history but Observatory Hill shows you an amazing view of the modern city and harbour in contrast to the past.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We were showed this "hidden" gem through a walking tour we did and we were so glad we found it. You get spectacular views of the city, from luna park to the bridge and the opera house. Great for taking pictures or just sitting around.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Quiet sport to enjoy the view of the harbour from the western side. The lovely old fig trees bring welcome shade in summer. Worth the walk to the top from the Rocks. Make sure you visit the observatory and the nearby SH Ervin Gallery

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