There are some epic lookouts near Sydney that aren’t too hard to get to. It’s worth a visit if you’re nearby or heading to the area. Take some photos, watch a sunrise, or just enjoy the incredible views that they offer.

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The great thing about these lookouts is that you don’t have to work too hard to get there. You can carry that extra chair, or cheese to really make the most of your time. These places are great if it’s for a romantic date or a family outing.

These views won’t attract the crowds that you see at Sydney Harbour. So that’s why we think they’re even better!

Call your mates cause you’re heading out to one of these lookouts near Sydney.

1. Catch Sunrise At Kanangra Walls

Location – Kanangra-Boyd National Park

With a super early start (or a campout nearby) you can watch the iconic cliffs of Kanangra-Boyd National Park catch their morning rays. It’s seriously so photogenic.

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2. Photograph Bombo Quarry And Cathedral Rocks

Location – Minnamurra, Kiama

The striking rock formations of Cathedral Rocks, and their man-made counterparts at Bombo, are incredible photographic subjects. Throw in a swim and a trip to Kiama blowhole (or the Little Blowhole and you’re set). Oh and you can bring your dog!

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3. Find The Classic Sea Cliff Bridge Viewpoint

Location – Scarborough

Head south of Sydney on a coastal road trip taking in Royal National Park and the Sea Cliff Bridge. The options are almost endless but checking out the bridge from above and seeking out the hidden falls in the national park is a must!

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4. White Gum Lookout

Location – Warrumbungles National Park

If you’re heading further west then definitely swing by White Gum Lookout for an incredible sunset over Warrumbungles National Park. Have some dinner and then head back to the lookout at night for an out of this world star viewing. Warrumbungles National Park is known for being the only Dark Sky Park in Australia making for some epic photos.

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5. Stand On Baltzer Lookout And Hanging Rock

Location – Blackheath, Blue Mountains

The rock formations near Blackheath never cease to amaze. Hanging Rock is an almost comically perfect prow of rock that sticks out over the valley – paired with the epic Baltzer Lookout, this is one of the Blue Mountains’ must-do day trips.

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