Sydney For Social Media Lovers – Locations Guaranteed To Get You Instagram Likes
We’re not afraid to admit that we like to share the odd snap on social media whilst we’re sightseeing. So for all our fellow social media lovers we’ve created a guide to most Instagram-worthy locations in Sydney. Snap away in these photogenic locations and we guarantee you’ll find Insta-glory!
If you want to raise your Insta-game in Sydney then Bondi Beach is the best place to begin. To capture the iconic golden cove from its best angle head to the southern end of the beach where you’ll find the dazzling blue pools of the Bondi Icebergs. Use the ever-turquoise waters to frame your Bondi photo or, better yet, up your Insta-ante by dropping into Icebergs for a glass of bubbles or yoga class to add props/people to your photos!
You’ll also find lots of photo opportunities along the Bondi waterfront courtesy of local street artists and the famous lifeguards from TV show Bondi Rescue.
Another Instagrammable event to look out for in the summer months is Sculpture By The Sea, which will see more than 100 works of art dotted along the coast from Bondi to Tamarama Beach.
Get There: Take the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line train to Bondi Junction and then hop on a bus to the beach. Alternatively take a bus from Circular Quay, Hyde Park or Oxford Street in the CBD. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes.
British band Coldplay thought the streets of Newtown were photogenic enough to shoot their video for A Sky Full Of Stars as they casually strolled down King Street. The street art on King Street and nearby Alton Lane is particularly Instagrammable, as are the vintage looking houses with quirky porches.
Check out our guide to the hipster hotspots of Newtown for more Instagram locations.
Get There: Catch the T2 Inner West & South Line to Newtown Station.
The furry inhabitants of Taronga Zoo inhabit some of Sydney’s prime harbour front real estate. With enclosures that overlook the Harbour Bridge and city skyline, Taronga Zoo is a great place to snap Sydney – especially if you capture some of the long necked residents too!
Taronga also hosts a series of outdoor concerts in the summer – offering you spectacular views of sunset over the harbour as you soak up the live music.
Get There: Take the 12 minute ferry to Taronga Zoo from Circular Quay.
North Sydney’s Palm Beach is so pretty it’s the setting for long-running Aussie soap Home and Away. Fans of the show will enjoy snapping pictures outside set locations including the Summer Bay Surf Club, Alf’s Bait Shop and The Diner – a delicious restaurant called The Boathouse in reality.
To take panoramic photos of the spectacular peninsular and 2 km of golden sand take a hike to Barrenjoey Lighthouse, which sits at Sydney’s most northern point, 93 metres above sea level.
Get There: Palm Beach is just over 1 hours drive from Sydney. If you don’t fancy self-driving you can join a Home & Away tour which will take you there for the day whilst sharing soap secrets along the way.
What better way to Instagram Sydney than from the sky? Splurge on a scenic flight with Sydney Seaplanes and you’ll be rewarded with a fantastic experience as well as great photos. Taking off from the water in Rose Bay, the seaplanes circle the harbour for bird’s eye views of Sydney’s iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, before heading north over the Northern Beaches and national parks to Palm Beach or east to ever-famous Bondi.
Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
Of course you’ll want to stay somewhere stylish and Insta-worthy during your time in Sydney and you won’t find better than Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour. Known as Sydney’s first Instagram hotel, the Ovolo 1888 was designed with Gen Y photography and social media lovers in mind. From the vaulted ceilings of the period property to the street art inspired décor of the suites, we’ll sure you’ll find many opportunities to up your Insta likes in this ‘grammable boutique accommodation.
Get There: Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is found at 139 Murray St, Pyrmont. Click here for directions.
Jayne Gorman is a freelance travel writer and award-winning travel blogger who blogged her way around 40 countries before her 30th birthday. Now Sydney-based you’ll often find her sniffing out the latest street art and sweet treats around the city.