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Observatory Hill

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Address: Watsons Road | Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Lovely spot definitely worth a visit

Lovely spot and great views across the other side of the harbour bridge looking back out. We went mid morning and it quiet, which was nice so we could sit on the hill and take in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely spot and great views across the other side of the harbour bridge looking back out. We went mid morning and it quiet, which was nice so we could sit on the hill and take in the views and atmosphere.

Thank baggers21
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Great spot in Sydney for city skyline, harbourside, sydney bridge!!!!! The observatory building itself is a beautiful historical property worth shooting as well! Just 5-10 mins walk from Langham Sydney and it's very easy. We went during daytime so the sunshine delighted all our photos took there, trust that night view must be stunning as well~~ It's a pity thou... More 

Thank Gloson
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

For an unrivalled closeup view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from a different angle and the western Harbour, take a walk through the colourful Rocks district to Observatory Hill, through interesting streets and passing many shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, historic terrace houses and huge old fig trees to a very pleasant park with large lawn areas and plenty of seating... More 

Thank David S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

A got a camera for Christmas so my husband want to show how to use it , fantastic place to take photos of Sydney views are amazing place is so relaxing. One minute your in the busy city next minute your in just such a beautiful place with such peace around it. So we got a train to circular quay... More 

Thank lisa g
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 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 November 8, 2016 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.

Thank Ludo-Owen
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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.

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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 

Thank heckfy
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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