6 Magical Places in Sydney You Didn’t Know

There are many things that make Sydney an amazing city that you have to visit at least once in your lifetime. Its stunning harbors, beautiful beaches, district city skyline, magnificent views of the ocean; there’s simply nothing not to love about it. Well, you just might fall in love with this wonderful Australian city, even more, when you discover these 6 magical places in Sydney, that you can explore on your next journey to Australia.

6 Magical Places in Sydney

Marvelous Wendy’s secret garden

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Wendy’s secret garden, Photo on Flickr by Peter Ostergaard / CC BY-NC 2.0

One of the most beautiful hidden gems (and the worst kept secret ever) is definitely Wendy’s secret garden, located in Lavender Bay. It is a work of art, labor of love, a magical garden created by Wendy Whiteley in a memory of her late husband Brett. She put her heart and soul into creating this piece of heaven on earth from an old rubbish dump and she succeeded in 1992 and made a perfect peaceful oasis perfect for a day in nature. Discover the stunning beauty of the distinctive nature of this wonderful garden with an emotional background and share it with your loved ones for a long-lasting memory.

Unordinary Paddington Reservoir Gardens

Paddington Reservoir Gardens Sydney
Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Photo on Flickr by chrisjtse / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

This charming sunken garden located in the heart of Paddington has it all! Form hanging gardens and high walkways to enormous chambers and water features, this lovely garden still retains much of the original architecture even though it has been a parking garage, a petrol station, and a functional reservoir. Paddington Reservoir Gardens is an award-winning venue that has completely been transformed; and now it is a perfect hidden place that has the magical atmosphere you will simply adore.

A typical Newlands Park

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Park Sydney: Photo on Flickr by Dylan’s World / CC BY-ND 2.0

Only a short walk from St Leonards train station, nestled in a lush landscaping suburb, Newlands Park is the lovely hidden place where you can spend your whole day with family in nature. It was named after Mr. Newland, a local Councillor who donated funds for the park back in the 1920s. Spend your day in this magical park that has a lot to offer for everyone. There is a playground for kids, a lot of lands for them to run around and play; and a slippery dip that your kids are going to love!

Charming St Leonards

St Leonards Sydney
St. Leonards: Photo on Flickr by Reuben Bedingfield / CC BY-NC 2.0

It is a perfect family oriented spot tucked in a wonderful landscape with a lot of greenery. While you are there it would be a great option to opt for St. Leonards accommodation and spend few days exploring this marvelous part of the Sidney. You will be surprised with all the hidden gems you’re going to come across. And if you are ready to try new flavors you can always go to Bazaar Beer Cafe that serves Eastern European dishes and quality Czech beer. You will love the tasty food and enjoy the world famous beer; as much as you love the lovely St Leonards.

Amazing Barrenjoey Lighthouse

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Barrenjoey Lighthouse: Photo on Flickr by Jason Wong / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Located at Sydney’s most northern point – Barrenjoey Head, this wonderful spot will certainly leave a long lasting impression on you. Remember Home and Away, well, my friends, this is it! Enjoy the picture-perfect view of the beach from the highest point of 91 meters above sea level and feel the adrenaline rising. Well, needless to say, the best time for visiting the lighthouse is certainly sunset; so don’t forget to bring your camera with you!

Artistic Kimber Lane

Kimber Lane Sydney
Kimber Lane: Photo on Flickr by jeeebus / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

If you are all about the art than this lane is the right place for you. During the day, this “ordinary” lane is adorned with hanging figurines and painted walls and the road; but when the night comes it becomes a genius work of art. The wonderful hanging silver figurines fill the lane with a blue glow emphasizing the artwork In Between Two Worlds by Jason Wing, showing the artist’s “auspicious clouds”, referring to both Chinese and Aboriginal motifs. This amazing centerpiece (as the artist calls it) consists of three main components: wall and floor murals and 30 illuminated figurines of “spirits” is inviting visitors to explore the Chinatown’s vibrant nightlife with its beauty.

These wonderful spots around the amazing Sydney are just what you need if you are ready for an adventure. So start exploring these magical hidden spots and discover the perfect one, that can be yours only; a personal hidden place in the big city, where you can spend every moment of your free time and recharge your batteries.

About Nina Simons

My name is Nina. I'm a digital nomad, yoga aficionado, travel enthusiast with a distinctive taste for interior design. I’m passionate about learning new things and sharing meaningful ideas.

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