10 Insta spots around Sydney

Is your Insta profile looking a little tired? Don’t stress, we’ve got you boo. Choose your own adventure with our ‘10 Insta spots around Sydney’ and reel in those LIKES!

Behold, YHA’s recommended Insta spots including some that don’t exactly spring to mind when you think #exploresydney (hey, Sydney Harbour Bridge) because sometimes it’s worth going rogue.

We’ve also included your typical #touristspots with iconic landmark views in tow. So, charge your phone, turn that brightness up, know your angles and get your filter abusing self-prepped!

Mc Elhone Place, Surry Hills

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  • Street art meets street style in Surry Hills, and let’s be honest, you were heading here anyway for the amazing bars and eateries! Yet another reason to venture to Surry Hills, is McElhone Place. The first thing that hits you is the smell of flowers blooming as you turn into the small laneway, presenting the very best of urban gardening. This slice of paradise in the middle of the city has flourished over time, with locals and tourists alike strolling to the laneway quite regularly to enjoy the fresh splash of greenery amidst the CBD hullabaloo.

Sydney Central YHA is pretty close to McElhone Place (just saying).


Sydney Park

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  • You’d struggle to take a bad picture at this inner-west gem. Think rolling green hills, plenty of lush grass, a tonne of shady trees and gorgeous wetlands, complete with wildlife. An Insta feed fav is only a camera tap away in every direction… and there’s a hectic kids adventure playground that you need to see to believe!

You thought Sydney Park was a hell of a time… get to Railway Square YHA where the good vibes keep rollin!


Glebe Foreshore

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  • Boasting more than 17 glorious hectares of parks, playgrounds and dog-friendly spots, you’ll be sure to capture an impressive moment at Glebe Foreshore. Plus, your walk towards the water is jam-packed with Insta-moments just waiting to be capitalised on… Glebe Point Road is truly a leafy, bohemian mecca of wonder, perfect for a quick coffee and a feed.

Wander back down Broadway, and get snug at Sydney Central YHA


Observatory Hill

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  • If you’re looking for one of the best (and FREE) viewpoints in Sydney, this is the place for you! Experience an incredible sight of the city from a whole new vantage point, not to mention, an opportunity to snap the Sydney Harbour Bridge and twinkly harbour water all in the one shot. If the picture turns out as good as the one above, imagine how unreal it actually looks from Observatory Hill?!

You got this far, keep the good deciding flowing and book yourself into Sydney Harbour YHA.


In Between Two Worlds

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  • Jason Wing’s artwork ‘In Between Two Worlds’ forms the centrepiece of the City of Sydney’s upgrade to Little Hay Street in Haymarket. Transforming an otherwise ordinary laneway with a soothing cloud mural, coupled with transformative paintings on the walls and granite paving. Representing both good luck and never-ending fortune, fingers crossed the representation translates into your next gram upload!

Sydney Central YHA is legit at your doorstep, so make it a night!


Forgotten Songs

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  • Tucked away off Martin Place, the two laneways of Ash Street and Angel Place buzz a collection of empty bird cages strung high above the street! Michael Thomas Hill’s artwork ‘Forgotten Songs’ represents 50 birds that were displaced during colonisation – individual bird names are ACTUALLY on the ground in the pavers. Rivalling Melbourne’s Degraves Street (without the wait time) this is a rarely seen combination of old and new aka helloooo colonial vibin Insta pic!

From one colonial location to another, head straight to Sydney Harbour YHA and check out the historical Rocks precinct.


Queen Victoria Building

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  • An obvious choice for so many reasons, whether you’ve stopped by for a coffee fix or widow shopped through a rushed lunch break, this is a reliable and fail-safe way to keep your Insta game strong! Since opening in 1898, the QVB has become an iconic Sydney landmark and caters to the needs of Sydneysiders everywhere. Head here for a classy pic, with beauty, grace and architectural style!


The Strand Arcade

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  • Sticking to the shopping centre theme, the Strand is a heritage-listed, Victorian style arcade also located in the Sydney CBD! With mosaic tiled floors and stunning timber shop fronts, you can’t deny this whimsical mall is the stuff of every Instagrammer’s dreams.

We bet one of our Sydney properties is looking dazzling after a long day of shopping and photo taking, right?


Mrs Macquarie’s Chair

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  • Extra location brownie points go to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, here you’ll have the opportunity to get the two most famous landmarks in Sydney all in one shot. The chair shaped rock is sure to delight the likes of your followers, especially during a warming sunrise or sunset!


North Sydney Olympic Pool

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  • Daily swim training with this rippa view wouldn’t be so bad! North Sydney Olympic Pool located smack bang in between the Harbour Bridge and Luna Park is the perfect central location for swim training and great SM photos. Instagram perfection, that is all!

You’ve seen two amazing views of the Sydney Harbour and now it’s time for another – Sydney Harbour YHA rooftop has you covered.

PICTURE PERFECT? Dah, we told you.

Now, get to Sydney and make it happen!

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