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10 Instagram worthy spots in Sydney

Sydney is such a beautiful city. I am truly blessed to call this city my second home. There are many places that are amazing and spectacular. Every corner has something to offer. And for a detailed guide on traveling in Sydney, refer my ultimate travel guide to Sydney.

Even though listing only the 10 Instagram worthy spots is a very difficult task, but I have still tried to list my most favourite places and the places that make for amazing pictures on Instagram.

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10 Instagram Worthy Spots in Sydney

Sydney Opera House

The first one is the most famous Sydney Opera House. Nothing, absolutely nothing can beat this. Sydney is known for its Opera house and is definitely the topmost place for a beautiful Instagram picture.

Sydney is incomplete without a picture of yourself and the Sydney Opera House.

Did you know that the actual cost to build the Sydney Opera House was a whooping $102 million and most of the money was paid by the State Library? For more interesting facts like these, refer Sydney Opera House website.

10 Instagram worthy pictures from Sydney
Picture taken while kayaking in the harbour; P.C. Priyabrat Panda.

Central Train station

The heritage-listed Central train station is next on my list. This station is the largest and busiest railway station in New South Wales. There are 25 platforms in the station.

The Central train station was built in the year 1906 and is more than 100 years old.

Sydney Central train station
Picture taken from one of the office buildings across Central train station.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The dramatic view of the Sydney Harbour bridge, especially during sunsets. The arch bridge is a sight that is mind-blowing and provides an opportunity to take a pretty picture.

Did you know you can climb this iconic bridge? Read my post On the day of love for more details.

10 Instagram worthy pictures from Sydney
Picture taken from the Balls Head Reserve; P.C. Vijay Kumar.

Forgotten Songs – A unique art piece

A corner deviating from George Street in Sydney Central Business District (CBD) is the Angel Place. The art piece named ‘Forgotten songs‘. It consists of the empty birdcages. Designed by Michael Thomas Hill, the art installation is one of the must-sees in Sydney CBD.

The art piece has 50 empty cages. The best part of this art is that when you stand beneath the cages, one can hear the sounds of the birds. This art is dedicated to all the birds that once inhabited Sydney and were lost because the city was built the way it is today.

It is definitely a marvelous piece of art in Sydney CBD and must be on the things to do in Sydney list. It is absolutely free to visit and see this masterpiece.

Forgotten Songs
The masterpiece called Forgotten songs at the Angel Place.

Bondi Beach

Sydney has plenty of coastlines. And a picture at a coastal line especially in Bondi beach is definitely worth taking. The never-ending ocean and the crystal blue waters make an awesome picture.

One can walk from Bondi beach to Coogee beach that provides such amazing views of the ocean.

10 Instagram worthy pictures from Sydney
Picture taken at Bondi Beach; P.C. Vijay Kumar.


If it is Jacarandas season in Sydney, definitely head out to the Kirribilli suburb. The whole street turns purple during the jacarandas season. Refer to my post Best places to see Jacarandas to find other spots in Sydney.

Picture taken at Kirribilli; P.C. Vijay Kumar.

Queen Victoria Building QVB)

Queen Victoria Building is surely one of the most photographed buildings in the city. The entire building including its staircases, windows, and the clock are beautiful and make awesome pictures.

10 Instagram worthy pictures from Sydney
Picture taken at Queen Victoria Buidling; P.C. Vijay Kumar.

Old buildings

The old sandstone buildings in Sydney Central Business District (CBD). The city has still kept its old heritage and buildings. These sandstone buildings make really good pictures and are one of the famous spots for wedding photographers.

Head to Martin Place and around to see some of these huge sandstone buildings.

10 Instagram worthy spots in Sydney
One of the sandstone buildings in the city.

Darling Harbour

Another popular spot in Sydney is Darling Harbour. The busy harbour has to surely make it to the list of top 10 Instagram spots in Sydney. The darling harbour is very lively and is a good spot to catch the sunset.

There is also a lighthouse in the Darling Harbour that makes a charming backdrop in a picture.

Darling Harbour Sydney
Sunset at Darling Harbour.

Sydney city lights

The glittering Sydney city lights at night. The skylines of the tall buildings are a treat to the eyes and they surely make it to the list of the top 10 Instagram pictures.

10 Instagram worthy spots in Sydney
Sydney city lights

Bonus locations

The national parks and the lakes in and around Sydney are really good spots to take pretty pictures and to flaunt them on Instagram. Some of the places that I can suggest are Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, Apple tree Bay, Bouddi National Park, and the Royal National Park. Trust me, they are gorgeous places in Sydney.

10 Instagram worthy pictures from Sydney
Picture taken at Apple Tree Bay; P.C. Vijay Kumar.

For more travel pictures and stories on the places to travel in Sydney, follow my Instagram story – RAKS SYDNEY DIARIES.

Is Sydney safe for solo female travelers?

Absolutely yes. Sydney, especially in the city, is very safe for solo female travelers. I have been staying in Sydney for more than 9 years now and I have not had any issues or concerns living in this city. However, like any other city in the world, there are occasional crimes that happen. So definitely be cautious, especially at nights and trust your instincts.


As I mentioned earlier in the post, Sydney has plenty of things to and every corner in the city makes it for a perfect picture. I would not be surprised if you find more places around that make really great pictures for Instagram.

If you know of a place in Sydney that should make it to this list, please let me know. Either drop a comment below or send me an email on

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