Local Love: 5 New South Wales Sights to Savour

22 August 2014

Are you loving our Local Love series? After seeing some Victorian highlights from the eyes of a local Melbournite, this time we venture north to New South Wales to glimpse the state as seen by Sydney-based photographer Taylah Nilsson.

From the iconic sails of the Opera House to the lush valleys of the Blue Mountains, Taylah shares her five favourite New South Wales sights.

 The unmissable Sydney Harbour Bridge

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1. Bondi Beach

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 Bondi Beach, Sydney

"When people think of Sydney’s beaches, Bondi Beach is usually the first name to pop up. It’s as iconic as the Sydney Opera House, bringing tourists from all over the world to visit everyday.

Bondi Beach is at its peak summer, while in winter it still provides plenty of shopping and intimate dinning opportunities, not to mention that stunning view from Bondi Icebergs. Bondi Beach is a must see in Sydney and never disappoints."

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2. Sydney Opera House

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 The sails of the Sydney Opera House

"Along with the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House is one of the most iconic attractions in Sydney. The Sydney Opera House is so unique to the eye that photographing it from different angles produces a different shot every time.

Hosting one million tiles, 1,000 rooms and a jaw-dropping view across the harbour, the Sydney Opera House is one of my favourite places in the city."

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3. Clareville Beach

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 Clareville Beach pier, North Sydney

"Clareville Beach is one of those treasures tucked away that you discover when you make the effort to explore.  Hidden in the back of Avalon, Clareville Beach is always a pleasant experience, even in the colder months.

Clareville Beach’s pier at sunset is one of my favourite experiences, especially as the last light goes down over the headland and becomes perfectly aligned with the pier. Clareville is one of my favourite places to visit as it’s a true local gem."

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4. West Head

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 Barrenjoey lighthouse at West Head

"The drive to West Head is always enjoyable, especially if you're seeking a small road trip without straying too far from Sydney. The long, windy roads and beautiful views along the way are enough to get photographers excited. However, it’s the view at the end of that road that blows me away every time I visit.

The view is just so magnificent, and being able to see so many beaches from one location is incredible. Barrenjoey lookout even looks like its very own island! It’s a must see if you're visiting Sydney's Northern Beaches."

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5. Govett’s Leap

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 Govett's Leap Lookout, Blue Mountains

"Govett’s Leap was shown to me by my grandparents, who are locals of the Blue Mountains, and I have to say it’s one of my favourite places in New South Wales. As magnificent as Echo Point is in Katoomba, Govett’s Leap still takes my breath away.

Besides the amazing view, Govett’s Leap offers a really great bush-walking trails for those who want to see a bit extra. The trail takes you all the way to the top of the waterfall!"

 


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About Taylah Nilsson

Taylah is a 19 year old photographer from Sydney, Australia. She collects cameras and admires every moment around her, appreciating the finer details in life. Taylah is eager to travel and photograph every inch of the world through her own eyes."

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