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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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Great views, especially sunset

First off, it is a very good place to see sunset. As the Sun goes down on one side, the city will light up all around and this place is perfectly located to watch it all. And... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, it is a very good place to see sunset. As the Sun goes down on one side, the city will light up all around and this place is perfectly located to watch it all. And those views are great at any time, so the sunset part could be optional. It is also one of the first developed areas... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking through Observatory Hill Park in Sydney is a bit like walking in a time tunnel. As you walk through the pedestrian tunnel leading under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, you find yourself amongst ancient Moreton Bay Fig trees which are surrounding a space observatory which was built in 1874, on the site of a Windmill built in 1797 and then... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Hill is close to the business district and the Rocks. There are many beautiful views across Sydney, here is the historical building of the Observatory Sydney. Overall worth a visit.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Sydney's Observatory Hill is the perfect romantic location for a couple to watch the sun go down and the lights to come on. It is a bit of a walk up hill but it is well worth the effort. You are rewarded with views from north to the west and take in the iconic Harbour Bridge and Luna Park to... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

like the title above, perfect to watch the sunset. Easy to reach from the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

after wandering around "The Rocks" area of Sydney, Going to Observatory Hill lookout was decided as a great option. From the top of the hill, sitting under the huge Moreton Bay Fig Trees on a park bench was a great place to take in your breath while having a great view of the harbour. Worth the visit!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Yet again, this is a location that not many tourist probably get to go to, unless you know about it. You can walk here from Circular Quay in around 10 minutes and the views from the top are amazing. Not only do you get to see the Bridge from a different perspective, you can see over towards the West of... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

I chose purposefully to come to Observatory Hill to check out the photo view of Sydney Harbour Bridge. I was not disappointed! Plus, the balance of the west Harbour vista and "The Pill" are cool too and so is the Observatory adjacent.

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Thank Robert A
Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Observatory Hill is a picturesque and quiet spot that showcases the beauty of Sydney Harbour. Plenty of seating and shade and just a short walk from The Rocks. Worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

The Observatory Hill is the point where I'd say The Rocks, Millers Point and Walsh Bay are really divided into separate distinctive areas as they kind of blend into one another for the most part. This is the hill that takes you up towards the Sydney Observatory and the long walking path is where you'll find a lot of people... More 

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