Enjoy the view from Observatory Hill
For a park with a million dollar view, it’s hard to go past the one on Observatory Hill.
A popular spot with locals, workers and visitors, Observatory Hill Park offers sweeping, panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge for free. It is nestled in the city centre.
Public toilets aren’t too far away on Watson Road, at the foot of the Lower Fort Street park entrance.
The public park is also home to exercise stations, public artworks, a rotunda available for hire and a tennis court.
You can reach the park by steps from Kent Street (Agar Steps), Cumberland Street through a cutting in the Harbour Bridge and a pedestrian bridge from the city centre via the Bradfield Highway. A cycling path is also available from the Harbour Bridge.
Several bus services stop near the park. The 431 and 432 to Millers Point are the most frequent. The red Sydney Explorer bus routes 300 to 500 also travel nearby. If you are feeling energetic catch a ferry to Circular Quay or train to Wynyard station and walk to the park.
Sydney Observatory is also located on Observatory Hill. Built in 1858, Australia’s first observatory is open to the public throughout the year.
Observatory Hill Park is an off-leash area at all times.
Observatory Hill Park
Upper Fort St
Sydney NSW 2000