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Address: Watsons Road | Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9217 0485
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Great view and free

A lovely view and all free. Steeped in history and a nice walk to get there makes this a must see in Sydney.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely view and all free. Steeped in history and a nice walk to get there makes this a must see in Sydney.

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this place during a (great) ghost tour of the rocks. This is a great place to get a good shot of the bridge. The area is amazingly peaceful compared to neighbouring rocks and expressway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Got to be the best view close to the city. Once the highest point in Sydney, it offers a view right from the South West, right to the north east. Fantastic place for a picnic under the giant fig trees, or on the gazebo, or even at night watching the city lights. While you're there check out the observatory! It's... More 

Thank KarolaRS
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney Harbour. On a sunny day it is beyond spectacular. You can sit in the shade of the massive fig trees and watch all the brides come to have there wedding photos taken against this great backdrop. Well worth a visit for and travelers to Sydney.

Thank Amanda K
Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

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

Thank GabrieleNoWorries
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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