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Best Views of Sydney from Above

By Brooke, Australia, February 2013

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To get a better grasp on the layout of the expansive Sydney city and its over 600 suburbs, a trip up to some of its heights would be in order. As a person who took this approach on her first visit to Sydney, I can attest that not only does this help you to gain a perspective on where suburbs and landmarks lie (much better than looking at a map from street level), but it also provides spectacular, sometimes 360 degree, views of this beautiful harbor city.

To help you better give your eyes some panorama pleasure, we’ve compiled a list of the places around Sydney that provide the best views from above.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

On any day of the week, a walking path on the side of the bridge is open for pedestrians to walk across – an activity often done by tourists in order to take a look at the glory of Sydney from a height. Even more awe-inspiring is the view from 440 feet (134 meters) after you’ve completed the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, a feat even conquered by Oprah on her visit to the land down under.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Sydney Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Sydney.

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