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Observatory Hill

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Address: Watsons Road | Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)2 9217 0485
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Lovely Hill... Great for a picnic

Hanged around here a while after discovering the observatory station was close for the day. Quiet little hill, with great views over Walsh Bay and Johnstons Bay, and an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hanged around here a while after discovering the observatory station was close for the day. Quiet little hill, with great views over Walsh Bay and Johnstons Bay, and an unobstructed side view of Harbour Bridge. This is one of those places you could hang out for a picnic with friends and young children.... or even on your own, with light... More 

Thank JohnTay2014
Reigate, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hill with fantastic views over Sydney. Nice for a relaxing afternoon and a picnic. Also a great spot for New Years eve - although gets full early...

Thank Sazzle1976
Hong Kong
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164 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place if you're looking for a romantic picnic or a place to bring the kids...and pets. For tourists and locals alike, this is a beautiful viewpoint in Sydney.

Thank Cameron M
Cleveland, Oh
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943 reviews
418 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is an hill that can be reached from the Rocks in a ten min walk. Work is now in process to open an additional trail under the bridge which should make the access easier. From there the view is terrific and the place is quiet and relaxing.

Thank marcopolo111
Camden, Australia
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235 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Wander up here regularly if in Sydney, lovely spot of an afternoon especially. Great views of the bridge - very chill and relaxed.

1 Thank Attilla64
Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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269 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Observatory hill is a nice little spot of green around the Sydney Observatory. After you visit the observatory it would be a great place to stop for picnic lunch and it offers a good view of the Sydney Harbor Bridge as well. Though you aren't far from the hubbub of Sydney there is definitely some (relative) peace and quiet to... More 

Thank Keith K
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Visited here on a ghost tour at night, interesting story about the residence. Did not see all the sights to be seen here worth a visit if you don't mind an uphill walk as this is the highest point in sydney.

Thank grumpee-58
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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807 reviews
465 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We came here a few Sundays back with a little picnic and chilled out overlooking the bridge. It's a nice, relatively peaceful area and not too far to walk from The Rocks - prob about 10-15min walk up the hill. Right next to the observatory.

1 Thank Luke J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Another fabulous vantage point with views over Sydney. Right above the Rocks, this is a great space to go for a run, get some sun and read a book or have a picnic. Great sweeping views across the harbour and harbour bridge to Luna Park and Kirribilli.

1 Thank Libby T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

enjoyed our trip to this point .i had heard a love story about this place and had visited this place at night as we were told that there was a ghost that came here.loved th view from here

Thank Saintjoan2001

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