Sydney, Australia’s most iconic city is a top priority on any travellers to do list!

Now, aside from the can’t-miss places like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach and King’s Cross or even cafe-hopping in Sydney, there are a plethora of lesser known yet grand locations here that’s easily accessible by either foot or public transport.

Driving a car however will make your travel fast, fun and more comfortable, so you might want to book a car at the start of your travel. Some brands I like to go to for car rental are EuropCar and Jucy.

Here are some of the best lesser-known Sydneyside destinations even locals don’t know much about:

5 places in Sydney you’ve probably never heard about but should

1. Fairy Bower Pool, Manly

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This hidden gem was built by locals way back in 1929 when saltwater bathing was raved at, the exquisitely formed triangular-shaped pool is a stunning display day and night perfect for friends, family, or even alone.

The 3 sculptures sitting on the edge of the pool are known as ‘The Oceanides’ or ‘The Sea Nymphs’ and much like the name suggests, they are a truly a spectacle to watch.

2. Paddington Reservoir Gardens

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Famously known as the Walter Read Reserve, this tranquil escape is housed part of Sydney’s water supply system from 1866 to 1899. It was transformed into a sunken garden and park in 2006.

The rare gem of iron, rustic bricks and timber mixed with contemporary design and natural beauty will surely blow you away.

3. Mahon Pool, Maroubra

Mahon-Pool, sydney australia

This fantastic ocean pool is located at Maroubra Beach’s northern end.

The extra wide and big pool has a particularly rocky feel to it, with lots of awesome nooks and crannies that your children can explore and meet marine friends.

The minimalist human intervention here means that it’s somewhere the entire family can feel one with the water.

4. Wattamolla, Royal National Park

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Dubbed as an ideal picnic spot for throngs of people who manage to get here.

This piece of haven has a waterfall, a lagoon perfect for snorkelling, walking tracks, and many more!

As a mini-holiday destination, this place will surely be a favourite for whole families and groups of friends. You’ll absolutely feel that you left the city behind.

5. Milk Beach, Vaucluse

Milk-Beach, sydney australia

This might not be one of the best beaches in the world but this is one that you should never miss.

Milk Beach is found in the Eastern Suburbs location that is a perfect little flat-water cover for a relaxing swimming.

Here you can behold the whole of Sydney as it looks over pretty much of the city, including the spectacular harbour. With pearly white sand and crystal-clear water, this tiny beach is a true haven that kept under wraps.

This well-hidden Eastern Suburbs beach is the perfect place to head with your friends or family if you prefer to swim without waves.

It can be easily accessed via boat as well if that’s your preferred mode of transport.

There you have it. What’s left to do is set up an itinerary with your travel buddies and book your transport in advance.

You can find many ways to discover Sydney via the car hire services available for booking online. It’s an excellent option to make your vacation comfortable and convenient, and it also makes your Australia road trip a splendid one!

Also, don’t forget to check out the iconic Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach & King’s Cross while you’re here.

Before your trip to Australia, make sure you know what you’re in for! Have fun in the Land Down Under. 

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Isabel Leong

Isabel Leong

An explorer at heart, the world is Isabel's playground. She enjoys seizing every moment exploring every hideout and doing the unimaginable, like bungee jumping in Phuket and couchsurfing in Europe. If she had wings, she’d definitely be soaring right now. Also a fitness trainer, if she’s not at the gym, you can find her doing yoga or rock climbing! Read more about her on

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