Sydney is full of iconic harbour views, secret beaches and hidden seaside suburbs. Here’s our selection of the best hidden Sydney attractions even the locals don’t know about.

1. Wendy’s Secret Garden, Lavender Bay

This lush garden overlooks the Harbour Bridge and Sydney city. There are plenty of tables and chairs, perfect for picnicking and enjoying the view of the harbour.


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2. Milk Beach, Vaucluse

This stunning beach tucked away in the seaside suburb of Vaucluse does not disappoint. Admire the stunning view of Sydney Harbour and sit and watch the boats and ferries go past.

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3. Wattamolla, Royal National Park

Wattamolla is a picnic area located Royal National Park and is a popular family spot for swimming, fishing, snorkelling and bushwalking.

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4. Thornton Park, Balmain

Thornton Park is a small water font park with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and Barangaroo. There’s a swing, playground and tables and chairs.

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5. Bradley’s Head, Mosman

This view is almost too good to be true. Bradley’s Head is a short walk away from the renowned Taronga Zoo. Here you can stop and view the stunning Sydney landmarks – the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House in all their glory.


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6. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Sydney

Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is one of the most iconic views Sydney has to offer. It’s located just a short walk away from the Botanical Gardens.


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7. Maccallum Pool, Cremorne Point

Maccallum Pool, on the western side of Cremorne Point, is a unique harbourside pool with heritage character and superb views.


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