Top 7 most 'grammable places in Sydney

Too broke to travel this summer? Natalie Fornasier has the best places in Sydney that will give your travelling friends a taste of wanderlust.

It’s no lie that Sydney is a photography haven. It is a firm favourite among the well-travelled, and it’s high time your Instagram (and you) come to experience the best of what’s on offer. Boasting exquisite terrain that ranges from a bustling cityscape with iconic landmarks, to glorious mountain ranges, to off-the-beaten-track beaches. These picture-perfect spots will not only step up your ‘gram game, but shall also get you out and about, as Sydney is the place to be in summer.

The Grounds of Alexandria

A place where dreams come to life. Located behind Sydney’s CBD in Alexandria, this colourful café with its own farm life and pet Macaw is your first stop to bringing colour to your feed. A perfect blend of rustic and modern contemporary, The Grounds is a haven for the young and the old, and those armed with a camera. Between the sweet treats that are baked daily and the floral displays that catch your breath, you’ll be making room on your camera roll as everywhere you turn in this oasis, you’ll want to snap and save to memory. 

Milk Beach

A hidden gem known mostly to Sydney locals, Milk Beach is the perfect spot to sit, read, and sunbathe. Not only will you enjoy a swim, but you’ll have a perfect landscape view of Sydney city and the Harbour Bridge. Located in the leafy suburb of Vaucluse, you’ll have to arrive early to get a spot as the beach is extremely small, but that’s the best part. Limited access means no crowds and when the weather is hot enough, a dingy selling ice-cream comes to the shore - what could be better? Just don’t drop your iPhone in the water while you’re trying to nail the shot.

McCallum Pool

One of Sydney’s best kept secrets is McCallum Pool. It boasts probably the best unobstructed view of Sydney, as all that’s between you and the city is the harbour. It’s impossible not to gram the luscious cityscape against the contrasting hues of blue. On a cloudless day, have a picnic by the palm trees at Cremorne Point, and then meander down to the pool at sunset, a sight not to be missed - your followers will be grateful.

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🐨🌊 8 miles. Sometimes you just need to take a solo 8 mile walk along some of the most gorgeous beaches for everything to hit you. 8 miles to reflect. 8 miles to be alone. 8 miles to realize what’s important and what’s just noise. 8 miles to hear your intuition scream at you. How often do you ever give or ALLOW yourself time to do that? It’s so powerful what can come up for you during this time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 😏 I’ve been kiiiiiinda been keeping you guys in the dark with this part of my trip to Sydney... 🙈 #SorryNotSorry will share more at a later time (maybe 🤣).... But today was the first time I’ve really been alone on this trip since leaving the USA and it’s all finally sinking in. From everything I heard about myself and learned through my spiritual quest and experiences in Bali, to taking this last minute trip to Sydney not really knowing how it would pan out, but my intuition told me to go, my heart strings pulled me to say yes, and now... I don’t want to leave this side of the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🧘🏼‍♀️ This 8 mile walk gave me a chance to quiet myself. To be able to listen to my soul. To be able to cry (more than once 🤣) hell I’ll be real, I’m crying typing this post up! 😂 But not because I’m sad, because I’m so happy, I’m so happy that I’m trusting myself and the process of saying yes, listening to my intuition and being able to just let the fuck go. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤔 I’m literally already plotting how I can get out of my place in Santa Monica to be able to live in Bali for a bit. I travel so much, but haven’t felt this much of a desirable pull to leave LA until now. Hell, I just celebrated 3 years of living there on the 12th of August and I thought it was honestly going to be my forever home... until now... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🙏🏼 This trip changed me, and idk how, what, when it’s all going to happen... but if anyone needs a pretty sweet fully furnished apartment and Audi in Santa Monica it’s officially up for sublease ASAP 😂 DM me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Sydney #BondiBeach #RealTalk #SpiritualJourney #FollowYourIntuition

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Bondi Icebergs

It may be the second pool on the list, but this one isn’t for swimming. This pool is purely for your Instagram aesthetic. The Icebergs Pool is an iconic landmark that can’t be missed, as Bondi is the beach-side town and true homeland of any Instagram-obsessed human. The internationally-renowned beachfront calls photographers from all over the world, so why not take a stroll along the sand and finish at this photo-op, which is not to be missed.

Govett’s Leap, Blackheath

A mere one-hour drive out of Sydney’s CBD and you’ll find yourself in the Blue Mountains, an oasis of luscious green (blue) valleys that roll as far as the eye can see. It’s true most people go for the Three Sisters, but Govett’s Leap is just as impressive. With walking trails a plenty, get your hiking boots on and enjoy a hike through the beautiful world heritage-listed Australian bushland, or simply head to the lookout and pose for the gram in-front of the glorious green backdrop.

Celsius Coffee Co.

Located at the Kirribilli Ferry Stop, you’ll find a small cafe that literally sits above water. Not only is the cafe gram-worthy, with tables having the harbour right next to your seat, but its luscious menu is a pilgrimage site for dedicated brunch fans. What is Instagram without a snap of food? Be sure to order the house-named waffle; the artistry of such a dish begs for a place on anyone’s Instagram grid.

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The Paddo Inn

A pub experience like no other. Situated in fashionable Paddington, there’s a dining experience waiting for you, and of course, your Instagram. The luscious in-house decoration and planning of the main dining room or the 1860 private dining room will have all interior-lovers in a tizzy. The mood lighting and stunning artwork transports you to Europe, so why not capture that feeling with a champers in your hand for your gram? The food is great too! 

Natalie Fornasier describes herself as a raconteur who is quietly quirky with a passion for fashion and writing. She loves to draw, and has an unhealthy obsession with Harry Styles.