This lookout at the Waverton Peninsula Reserve affords postcard-pretty views of the Sydney CBD skyline. And while we are not crazy-big fans of views that are mostly concrete and glass, get here at the right time and you get a double-whammy of skyscrapers reflecting the pink setting sunlight at the same time their lights are coming on.
This park on the shore of Iron Cove solves the problem of "how do you see a decent sunset over the water in the east?" with a little visual trickery. Look straight across the cove to Drummoyne and that sun setting behind the suburb in the west will look as if its melting into the water.
This park has one of the most picturesque views of Sydney. You’ll see glimpses of the city skyline from the fringes of the Eastern Suburbs right across to the North Shore.
Beauty and convenience don’t always go hand in hand, but Opera Bar is a glam exception to the rule. It manages to be both one of the most enviably located bars in the city as well as its most advantageous spot for a pre-show drink. On the day you snag a seat facing the Harbour Bridge up on the raised promenade you should go buy a lottery ticket, because lady luck has smiled on you.
The pub fronts onto the gentle shores of the harbour on one side and a rolling green park on the other.
If you want panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, this is the place.
Watch from a boat
This love affair with the crushed sapphire liquid expanse of the Harbour dates back many, many thousands of years to when the Gadigal people of central Sydney paddled their canoes around the bays. Today, those journeys of discovery are provided by Sydney Ferries when you clamber aboard one of the picture-postcard green-and-yellow ferries that still scoot across the harbour as they have for the past century-and-a-half.