Sydney Harbour Sunset Photo Essay

One of our favourite things to do in Sydney, Australia, is to walk along it’s beautiful harbour in the late afternoon to watch the sunset, before heading over to Circular Quay for dinner. On our last trip to Sydney, we explored The Rocks near the Harbour Bridge, and walked around Sydney Cove to the Opera House, where we had great views of the sunset. The golden glow of the sinking sun turned the clouds into a beautiful pink colour as they hovered over the city, and as the sun light dissapeared over the horizon, the city lights came on to light up the night sky.

Here are a few of my photos from this particular evening.

Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia

Walking towards the Sydney Opera House from Circular Quay

Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Panorama of Sydney Harbour at sunset in Sydney, Australia

Sydney Harbour sunset panorama (Click on the image to view in full size)

Sunset from the Sydney Opera House in Sydney Australia

Watching the sunset from Sydney Opera House

Pink skies over Sydney City at sunset in Sydney, Australia

Pink skies over the Sydney CBD

Sunset behind Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia

The sun sets behind the Opera House

Sydney city skyline at sunset in Sydney, Australia

The Sydney city skyline at sunset

Sydney city skyline as dusk sets in, Sydney, Australia

The city lights up as night sets in

Sydney Harbour Bridge at dusk in Sydney, Australia

The Harbour Bridge as the sun disappears and night sets in

Sydney city CBD lit up at night in Sydney, Australia

The Sydney CBD lights up the night behind Circular Quay

The Sydney Harbour Bridge lit up at night in Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Harbour Bridge at night


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14 comments… add one
  • Great photos! We were just there last weekend!

  • The Guy Nov 8, 2012

    Some great photos there. Bringing back lots of memories for me and making me eager for my next trip there. Thanks for sharing.

    • Dean Wickham Nov 13, 2012

      Glad you liked the photos and could bring back some memories for you. I think just about everyone likes Sydney. It’s just one of those cities :) Cheers!

  • Cam Nov 15, 2012

    Such a cool city! You’ve captured it well

  • cheryl Nov 17, 2012

    These photos are gorgeous! I love taking sunset photos from anywhere but Sydney certainly has one heck of a cityscape.

    • Dean Wickham Nov 22, 2012

      Hi Cheryl, glad you liked the photos. Sunsets certainly do make an excellent photography subject. Cheers!

  • Would love to be on top of the bridge at sunset — now that would be amazing! Great photos!

    • Dean Wickham Dec 4, 2012

      Thanks Ellen. It would be amazing to be on top of the bridge at sunset. I would like to do the bridge climb as some stage but it is a little bit pricey. I think it would definitely be worth it though! :)

  • Reena @ Wanderplex Dec 7, 2012

    Gorgeous! I’m originally from Sydney and these pics are making me nostalgic!

  • Christy Dec 10, 2012

    Great photos! I would love to go back to Sydney.

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