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Sydney's Beautiful Places!


Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
I have been to other cities around the world like Paris and New York who all have their unique beauty but when I come back to Sydney I am wowed by the spectacular harbour, the beautiful beaches and the peaceful bushland that envelops the city as well as winds its way through the various suburbs.
Sydney is a city that international visitors love to come to. It is inviting and the lifestyle is laid back. If you just want to relax, then Sydney is certainly the place to come to.
Sydney enjoys a temperate climate with a mild winter, and has more than 340 sunny days a year. Average minimum temperatures in the winter months of June through to August is around 9 degrees Celsius (47-48 degrees Farenheit). The summer season is from December through to February.
I have selected a few photos from my collection that showcase the beauty of the Sydney Harbour and coastline.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy taking them.
Don McNicol 

One of the most beautiful cities in the world with its beautiful harbour, sun-drenched beaches and its iconic buildings. It is famous all over the world for the Opera House, the harbour and the New Years Eve Fire works.
Sydney never sleeps and is the international gateway to Australia...the first city that international visitors see.
I love it...hope you do too.

Activities on our Coastline

Surreal,  Colourful and Captivating, the site of Para-gliders hanging over the beaches and headlands always cause people to stop and watch.

I was no exception. I had to capture this shot and share it with you. Please direct any comments to


Sydney at Night

Alive, colourful and vibrant...always on the move!
Sydney City Lights from Milsons Point
Sydney's Iconic Opera House from Milsons Point
The city sillouetted as the sun's last rays colour the sky above
Under the Harbour Bridge against the backdrop of a lingering sunset

Sydney Harbour Bridge at night.

Sydney Harbour Bridge at night.

Fishing off the pier. These young boys take the opportunity to try their luck in what I would
describe as the world's most beautiful fishing spot!
Harbour Ballroom...A floating entertainment venue that seats more than 300 guests whilst sailing
around Sydney Harbour.
Another Cruise Boat coming into Cockle Bay

Cockle Bay Board Walk

The city from Taronga Zoo!

Fort Denison is a former penal site and defensive facility occupying a small island located in Sydney Harbour
 The Sydney Opera House
It is one of the great iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image of great beauty that has become
known throughout the world – a symbol for not only a city, but a whole country and continent.
The opera House was the product of a design competition launched by NSW in 1955.
The winner, announced in 1957, was Jørn Utzon, a Danish architect.

The following group of photos are of Warriewood Headland.

I watched a storm coming and photographed it as it approached.





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More Photos


City Lights at night


Fireworks light up the harbour for

one of the cruises


Sydney-siders love fireworks and

there is no better setting than

Sydney Harbour


One of the many bars that adorn

the foreshores of Cockle Bay


Opera House and

Sydney Harbour Bridge


This is the "disco ball" that was used in the 2005 new year fireworks celebration.  It is suspended from the Sydney Harbour bridge


One of the huge towers that form the ends of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.  It rises more than 89 metres above sea level.


The city at night looking across the

Harbour is almost magical


Opera House at night


This is the view of the city from

a beach below Taronga Zoo


Fort Denison on Sydney Harbour


Opera House from across the Harbour


A view of the city through the trees


A view of the city & harbour


A view of the city, bridge & harbour


A view of the Bridge & harbour



The following photos and more

of Sydney can be seen



The buskers abound around Circular Quay. This aborigine is playing a didgeridoo, a traditional Australian native instrument.


Sydney is always busy and night

time is no exception. Hundreds of

cars cross the Sydney Harbour

Bridge every few minutes...even

at night time.


The Bridge stands gaunt against the

flurry of cars crossing over her.


Lunar Parks Big face looks over

Sydney Harbour and the

Harbour Bridge



The following photos and more

of Sydney's Northern Beaches

can be seen here!


One of the northern beaches of

Sydney - host to the worlds surfers


Northern Sydney Beach at sunset


Surf Breaking on a Sydney Beach


North Sydney Beach approaching



Palm Beach 180 degree view


Wind surfer on a Northern

Sydney beach


The following photos and more

of Cumberland Forest

can be seen here!


Banksia Spinulosa


Banksia Spinulosa


Flowering Pink Gum


Flowering Red Gum


Flowering Red Gum


Flowering Red Gum


Yellow Grevillea


Winter Wattle








Presiara Gum


Presiara Gum


The following photos and more

of Taronga Zoo

can be seen here!


Asian Tiger


Asian Tiger


Snow Leopard




Masai Mara Lioness


Masai Mara Lion


Horned Viper


Female Gorilla




Adult Fur Seal


Adult Fur Seal


Large Chameleon


Female Chimpanzee


Female Chimpanzee with son


Asian Tiger


Star Turtle








Rattle Snake




Green Parrot


Gang Gang Cockatoo


Mother Duck & Chicks


Mir cats


Komodo Dragon


Green Tree Frog






Frilled Neck Lizard


Fierce Snake


Brown Tree Frog


Australian Sea Eagle





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