Angel Place is a small alleyway just off Martin Place. The magical alleyway is worth exploring when you’re hungry. Check out Ash St Cellar or the famous China Lane, or simply drop into one of the many boutique cafes and bars.
Don’t forget to look up while you’re exploring - suspended above Angel Place is an installation artwork called Forgotten Songs. The hauntingly beautiful empty birdcages represent the 50 species of birds that disappeared with European settlement. The installation was originally intended to be temporary, however, it was so popular that it’s now a permanent fixture.
This one is truly hiding in plain sight. If you’ve done the bridge climb, or even just spent time wandering around the area, you’ll have noticed the huge grey pylon. Not many people actually know you can go in (entry is only $15), and enjoy stunning views across Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour, and the city.
Dudley Page Reserve
There is no shortage of beautiful parks in Sydney, particularly in the Eastern Suburbs. Dudley Page has perhaps the best views of the city. A popular spot to enjoy fireworks on New Year's Eve, the park is just as enjoyable any other day. The grassy expanse is perfect for an afternoon or sunset picnic and has a well-maintained playground for the kids too.
Liv- Tender L Creative and Deb - a long term resident of Sydney.