Three Different Views of the Harbour Bridge

What makes Sydney amazing is that you don’t run out of things to do. There is always a show to go to, a new place to eat out or a sight to see. It was one of those lazy summer days when the husband and I made our way to the city to for a picnic. We bought some bread at a local bakery and cold drinks from one of our favourite milk tea shops. It would have been nicer to prepare sandwiches from scratch but we’ll save that for another day.

First stop: Wendy’s Secret Garden


I'm always a sucker for nice views of the Harbour Bridge. I’ve seen Wendy’s Secret Garden in Instagram a couple of times and thought that it’s worth a visit. Wendy’s Secret Garden is a public garden with tranquil and unique views of the Harbour Bridge. It is located at Lavender Bay Parklands. There is lush greenery, ample chairs and tables, and interesting views to satisfy your outdoor self.


How to get there:
There are various routes available to make your way to Wendy’s Secret Garden. It’s a 10-15 minute walk from Milsons Points or North Sydney station.

Second stop: Luna Park


Okay, I’ve seen Luna Park many times from afar. I’ve always wanted to go but the husband said it wasn’t worth a visit. I insisted we passed by, just for the sake that I can say I’ve already been even if I do not have any intention of riding the attractions. It was a bit of a walk from Wendy’s Secret Garden. The place really looks nice in photos if you are into the sort of country fair and carnivale ambiance. Entrance is free to the park and there are different rides, games and food available. It was fun to roam around and have a look but the rides are definitely not thrilling.

There is a bath house (North Sydney Council - Olympic Pool) beside it and at the time are filled with people enjoying the summer heat.

How to get there:
By train: Alight at Milsons Point Station, and take a leisurely 5-minute walk towards Luna Park (Easy-peasy!)

Last stop: Mrs Macquarie’s Chair

After Luna Park, we rode a ferry back to Circular Quay. We walked towards Royal Botanic Garden for a stroll. The husband asked me if I still have the energy to go to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and I said yes. It was on the other side of the Royal Botanic Garden and would entail more walking but I was thinking let’s seize the moment. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is on the other side of the Sydney Opera House but it gives a nice new perspective.


How to get there:
Enter the Royal Botanic Garden, right beside the Sydney Opera House and take a scenic walk to the other side to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair.

It’s always fun to spend some time with the husband. I cannot wait on our next city excursion.