Best Views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

It is one of the most quintessential images of Australia – the Sydney Harbour Bridge looming large over the nation’s biggest city. Here are some of the best vantage points to help you become acquainted with the world-famous bridge.

From the water

Arguably the best views of Sydney Harbour Bridge are from the water, and, luckily for seafarers, there are plenty of ways to hit the harbor. The most cost effective option is to jump on a ferry and nab a seat outside. A trip to Darling Harbour will take you right under the bridge itself, while the route to Manly – another must-see Sydney attraction – brings the bridge into clear view before it fades away as you near the North Shore.

After a little more luxury? Charter a yacht and cruise the harbour in style. Take your time to find your favourite pic op spot and linger for as long as you like – you can even stay the night!

Or, get even closer to the water with a kayak tour and get a workout while soaking up one of the most spectacular sights in the world.

From the sky

For a bird’s eye view like no other, a helicopter ride over Sydney is a must. You’ll see the stunning harbour spread out beneath you, punctuated by the Bridge and the Opera House, as well as the city’s famed beaches including Bondi and Coogee.

From the ground

Short on time? No worries. Great views of The Bridge can be enjoyed from Opera Bar – within walking distance of Circular Quay. Home to what is possibly Australia’s best beer garden, Opera Bar offers the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy a beverage while soaking up the vista alfresco.

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