Best Spots To Watch A Sunset In Sydney

By Jessica Best - 16 Jan 2018

best sunset spots sydney

No doubt Sydney can throw up an effing gorgeous sunset. If you haven’t at some point jumped off your home commute or Snapchatted a sneaky arvo cocktail drink against the orange hues of the sky, we’re pretty sure you haven’t even lived.

Yep, living in this beach-laden, leafy and harbour-esque city sure is tough but someone has to do it (and let’s be honest, we’d all volunteer as tribute for that errryday).

Guys, here are the best places to watch a sunset in Sydney #nofilterneeded. And while you might not catch an epic sunset over the beach (because we’re on the East coast, duh) these ones are pretty damn special.

Queens Avenue


It’s the absolute mecca of a spot to watch the sunset in Sydney. Think a little lane tucked off the main street in Vaucluse that somehow spills into a west-facing 280-degree view of the city and Harbour Bridge. Yeah, at the end of the day, it’s one helluva spot to be at (geddit?).

Jeffrey Street or Milson’s Point

North Sydney

These places are situated on either side of the Harbour Bridge so you’re in for one insanely jaw-dropping sunset vista should you set yourself up at either of these at dusk. Thank us later.

Larkin Street Lookout


This is no doubt the place to be taking any out-of-towner who has just touched down on Sydney turf. Plus, you’ll absolutely fall in love with the city skyline come sunset (because glowing harbour waters under toddling boats and hidden coves are always a yes).

Green Point

Oyster Bay

This bad boy gives you a sneaky view of the Como Marina and we all know what happens when you combine a badass sunset with the Como bridge, boats and the calm waters of the Georges River. One wicked AF sunset to match. 

Bradleys Head

Sydney Harbour National Park

You’ll score some of the best vantage points in Sydney to watch the sun go down along the Bradley’s Head to Chowder Bay walk. Think a heap of bush and various glimpses (read: major photo opps) of our damn pretty city.

La Perouse

Kamay Botany Bay National Park

It’s no secret that this gem of a spot should be your go-to when it comes to watching the colour-changing sky at dusk. You’re in for absolutely uninterrupted views of the sky and you’ll be able to spot planes on the depart and arrival. 

Twilight Bridge Climb

Darling Harbour

Case in point. There’s only one way to catch the sky looking its best when the sun goes down and that’s by climbing up that big ol’ bridge thing that connects the city to the northside. If you are lucky enough to score a clear AF day, you’ll be able to see all the way out to the Blue Mountains—yep, chuck it on the bucket list. 

More of an early bird? Here are the best spots to catch a sunrise. 

Image credit: Federica Portentoso

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