Milson’s Point in Sydney City is one of the most iconic parts of town. It’s located on the lower North Shore of Sydney and, as well as hosting some recognisable scenes (like the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge), it’s also a geographical feature that sprawls out into the harbour. It’s named after James Milson, who was one of the very first settlers in the city, and today it’s home to a number of great things to do.
Luna Park is perhaps the most recognisable attraction in Milson’s Point (not to mention one of the most distinguishable sights in the whole of Sydney). Featuring a huge, garish face at its opening that was designed by Art Barton, it opens out into a theme park filled with fun rides, colourful stalls, and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat. It was opened in 1935, and has since grown into the go-to place for families and kids in Sydney.
It’s not all about the rides, though. From Luna Park, you can look out across the harbour for some spectacular views of Sydney, and the ferry ride over from Circular Quay takes in some great city scenes, too.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The best part is that the bridge itself is open to pedestrians, who can stroll along its length and marvel at the incredible views of the harbour and city life beyond it. For the more adventurous travellers, there’s the chance to scale the summit of the bridge, where you actually climb the archway to get panoramic views of the city. This can be done in the day time, to enjoy the sun glistening on the water, or at dusk, as the city lights up at night time. From the top, you are party to unrivalled views of the Sydney Opera House and the Central Business District.
Have a picnic
Because of its suburban atmosphere, Milson’s Point is home to lots of green spaces that are perfect for kicking back and relaxing in with a picnic. All around the base of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, there are patches of grass to enjoy the views from, or you can head to Bradfield Park which literally sits under the bridge. From here, you can soak up the Australian sun and while away the hours watching the world go by.