Photographing the spectacular Blue Mountains - Your Sydney Guide

Your Sydney Guide has been selected by Bupa Overseas Student Health Cover as one of Australia’s premium tour operators. In an article on the country’s most Instagram-worthy destinations, they explained that YSG was the perfect pick for travellers who want to take a trip to the Blue Mountains. Our tailored tours impressed them, which pointed out that we even offer thrilling helicopter experiences for those who wish to see the sprawling range, and the ethereal blue mist that settles over it, from the sky.

Discerning travellers worldwide have embarked on our bespoke tours, but it is the Blue Mountains that are under the microscope in this article due to the sheer size of the valleys, the dramatic towering cliffs and the uniquely Australian colours that make it such a sublime place to take photographs of. There are also plenty of places to enjoy – and shoot – nearby too, from the Jenolan Caves to the Megalong Valley wineries. We also love visiting Mount Wilson in autumn or embarking on some adrenaline-filled activities such as canyoning or mountain biking. If you would prefer a bush walk, however, we can also organise this for you, along with trips to the South Coast and Hunter Valley.

But the burning question remains: how do you capture those shot of the Blue Mountains that deserve a place on your Instagram feed? Get to the location in question early in the morning or stay until sunset to land the most soul-stirring photos. The sandstone cliffs emit a gorgeous glow in the afternoon light and the famous Three Sisters peaks are at their very best during the final hours of the day. This also serves as an excellent opportunity to make the most of your camera’s wide-angle lens or the panoramic function on your smartphone.

Scott Ricketts
Scott Ricketts
Scott is a seasoned Sydney tour guide and is the owner and founder of Your Sydney Guide.