Are you visiting Sydney for the first time and looking for Sydney’s best places for taking Instagram photos? Well read on to find the most scenic.
Whether you are a tourist or resident here you will always find a beautiful spot to take your Instagram photos. This post has some of Sydney Chic's Instagram photos taken on an iPhone8 and some using one of my favourite apps "Quickshot". The photo above was taken through a window at The Four Seasons Sydney.
Now if you are new to Sydney and visiting for the first time to get around you can hop on to one of the Hop on Hop off Bus Tours or you can can go on a bike tour and ride around some of the cycle paths. Just remember in NSW it is law to wear a bicycle helmet.
The Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is a world icon so you have to Instagram something around this amazing building.
With its signature sail-like exterior the Sydney Opera House is one of the most interesting buildings in the world and it defines Sydney as much as its friend across the water, The Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are plenty of spots to take photos around the outside of the Opera House. You may even want to take one of the guided tours of the Sydney Opera House. Again using Quickshot I took this photo (above) from Cumberland Street, at the Rocks. So many people take photos of the Opera House but to try and get it at a different angel gives you that little bit of uniqueness.
The Royal Botanical Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens offer something rather spectacular such as views of the Harbour, The Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and of course hectares of spectacular ponds, trees and plants. You can even find a spot where you can photograph the city skyline overlooking the gardens. I personally love the palm area and greenhouse next to it. When the Calyx is open there are walls of colour to take photos for Instagram. If you love wildlife you will find a wide range of birds in the gardens as well, and maybe the odd Water Dragon (Lizard). This photo above, again just on iPhone 8 was taken near the Opera House side of the Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens.
Another Sydney icon is Bondi Beach. You can get to Bondi by taking the train to Bondi Junction then hopping on a bus down to the beach but the crowds do get long in Summer so be warned. Otherwise hop in an Uber or Taxi or hop on hop off bus.
Instagram photo opportunities are the sand and sea, the aboriginal carvings, the village itself, Bondi Icebergs and the Bondi to Coogee Boardwalk.
Taronga Zoo is situated on the Sydney Harbour and is a fabulous photo opportunity for Instagram. The walks are interesting and of course animals, birds, sea life and reptiles make great models for your camera.
You can catch a bus to the zoo, but my preference is to hop on the ferry at Circular Quay where you can take advantage of the trip over the harbour and take Instagram photos of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House from the water.
The photo above I took at Taronga Zoo during Vivid.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
There are plenty of great places to take photos of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Of course you can do a Bridge Climb but you can’t take your camera with you so you need to purchase the photos from the company. Other opportunities are to walk across the bridge and take photos of the Harbour and/or looking up at the amazing pylons that hold the bridge together.
You may choose to take photos of the bridge from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair across the harbour, Milson’s Point where Luna Park is situated or from Barangaroo.
Another option is to go up to the Bridge Pylon Lookout for some spectacular views, there is a small fee to enter.
The photo above I took is from Circular Quay station again with IPhone 8 and using the Quickshot app.
The Underground Train Stations
Museum and St James are historic train stations and a great place to get an Instagram photo.
Queen Victoria Building and The Strand Arcade
For beautiful historical architecture the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) and the The Strand Arcade offer amazing Instagram opportunities. Discover each level of both buildings and look closely at the intricate designs, carvings and tiling. There is some amazing shopping to be done as well.
The Rocks is full of so much history with amazing architecture and sandstone. You will find lots of hidden gems to take photos at the rocks including great foodie Instagram opportunities. The Palisade Hotel (Millers Point) above is an exceptional building, and the photos below shows an arch from the stairs on Cumberland Street heading up to the Harbour Bridge, and the one below that is also from Cumberland Street looking down to Argyle Street, The Rocks.
These are the most popular places to take tourism Instagram photos and there are plenty of other places to discover too, so just take a tour around this blog and you will find out where they are.