Summer in Sydney is one of my FAVOURITE times of the year. There’s nothing better than good company, warm weather and endless adventures to start the new year. Whether you’re a Sydney-sider like me or here for a visit, I have shared my ultimate TOP 5 favourite ‘Instagrammable’ places to visit in Sydney during the hot season.
Whether you’re a blogger, photographer, content-creator or avid traveller, you know that capturing that perfect moment takes a lot more than just a steady hand and a good camera. It also involves lighting, a unique perspective and colour themes to get that perfect Insta-worthy shot. (To read my other blogpost on the most Instagram-able cafes in Sydney, click here).
Here are my favourite places that will not only satisfy the eye (and your Instagram feed), but also includes lots to see, do and explore!
Bondi to Coogee
The Bondi to Coogee walk is such an iconic walk and a MUST DO for anyone visiting Sydney. The coastal walk extends for 6km and is a typical postcard experience showcasing hidden rock pools, stunning cliff top views and lots of brunch spots to refresh and refuel. You also pass smaller beaches including Tamarama and Clovelly and no matter what angle or location you’re at, you’re bound to capture a beautiful shot #nofilterneeded!
Grounds of Alexandria
Located 15 minutes from the city, The Grounds of Alexandria is a popular cafe that offers more than just the usual coffee and brunch. There’s an outdoor nature sanctuary, adorable barn animals and a market style area where you can purchase fresh donuts, juices and bouquets of flowers to take home with you. When I went there a few days before Christmas, they transformed the whole grounds into a festive oasis of fresh pine trees and festive decorations. It is definitely a place to visit during the summer!
One of my favourite places to escape from the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s city life, Watson’s Bay is my go to place to relax. The coastal walks reveals iconic views of Sydney’s backdrop including the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Centre point tower. There are plenty of hidden picnic spots overlooking the ocean and if you do visit Watson’s Bay, make sure you stay long enough to watch the sunset. The sun’s rays amongst the city buildings and the water gives off an ethereal ‘paradise’ effect.
Can’t decide on what to eat? Head straight to Surry Hills where you’ll be spoilt for choice with all the cute and trendy brunch spots. I love heading to Surry Hills for my morning fix of coffee before heading to uni or if I want to catch up with a friend over good food. Haven was a cafe I just recently visited and if you’re into hipster and healthy meals, Surry Hills is the place to be.
Another beach-y location because what else is there to do during the Summer than being near the water? This is definitely a hidden gem that mostly only locals know about. It’s very family friendly with shark nets and with hardly any waves, it’s the perfect place to swim, sunbathe and have a quiet picnic. Because it’s not as popular as Bondi or Manly, the beach is super clean and there’s always plenty of empty space. The view is phenomenal and is another picturesque location that combines the city backdrop and nature.
Thanks for your visit!