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TikTok video captures beauty of Boothtown Aqueduct in Greystanes, Sydney

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A photographer has discovered a little-known spot for picnics and photo shoots in Sydney – and it’s so off the beaten track that locals don’t even know about it.

Towering over the old Prospect Reservoir in Greystanes, Boothtown Aqueduct is one of the Harbor City’s last hidden gems. It inspires passers-by with its impressive architecture with 22 graceful arches.

Built in 1883, the bridge was once used to transport water from the reservoir to homes in western Sydney, but today serves as a spectacular backdrop for Instagram photos.

A video of the aqueduct shared on TikTok by travel blogger, Andy Escapes, sparked dozens of dismayed reactions, with many in disbelief that such a historic structure exists just 17 miles west of the CBD.

A videographer has discovered a little-known spot for picnics and photo shoots in Sydney – and it’s so off the beaten track that locals don’t even know about it

Towering over the old Prospect Reservoir in Greystanes, Boothtown Aqueduct is one of the Harbor City's last hidden gems

The bridge inspires passers-by with its impressive architecture with 22 graceful arches

Towering over the old Prospect Reservoir in Greystanes, Boothtown Aqueduct is one of the Harbor City’s last hidden gems

Boothtown Aqueduct, 28 kilometers west of Sydney CBD

Boothtown Aqueduct, 28 kilometers west of Sydney CBD

‘Wow, I didn’t expect that in Greystanes! Looks great,” wrote one viewer, who lives in Greater Western Sydney.

Others who have been to the bridge have confirmed that it is worth a visit.

“Yeah, it’s great, I’ve been training here – it’s beautiful,” said one.

Further north in regional NSW, another unusual sight fascinates holiday-starved Australians who have been unable to travel abroad due to the international border closure since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Sydneysiders don't believe such a historic structure exists just 28km west of the CBD

Sydneysiders don’t believe such a historic structure exists just 28km west of the CBD

Located on Burgess Beach on the north coast of NSW, a tidal pool that looks like an ‘enchanted fairytale pool’ has been dubbed the region’s ‘best kept secret’ and inspires tourists and photographers with its crystal clear waters and natural beauty.

But the pool, which can be reached by climbing over rocks on the water’s edge, should only be used by experienced swimmers due to unpredictable swells that often lead to treacherous conditions.

Photos of the spectacular site about three and a half hours from Sydney have sparked dismayed reactions on social media, with many begging for exact directions on how to get there.

Holiday-starved Australians are putting this 'enchanted fairy pool' at the top of their post-lockdown travel lists

Located on Burgess Beach on the north coast of New South Wales, the tidal pool has been called the region's 'best kept secret'

Holiday-starved Australians are putting this ‘enchanted fairy pool’ at the top of their post-lockdown travel lists

The tidal pool (pictured) inspires tourists and photographers alike with its crystal clear waters and natural beauty

The tidal pool (pictured) inspires tourists and photographers alike with its crystal clear waters and natural beauty

Burgess Beach, about 307 km - three and a half hours drive - north of Sydney

Burgess Beach, about 307 km – three and a half hours drive – north of Sydney

Drone footage filmed by Mid Coast Aerial Photography captures the breathtaking scenery as two swimmers dip their heads into the sparkling turquoise pool.

The video, uploaded to Instagram with the caption “lockdown isn’t so bad when you’re in paradise,” quickly garnered rave reviews.

“Put it on your bucket list,” one man replied.

“Just wow,” said a second, while a third added, “That’s idyllic.”

Others described the pool as ‘pure magic’, perfectly located on a ‘secluded beach’.

The pool is located on Burgess Beach (pictured) near Forster on the north coast of New South Wales, 312 km north of Sydney

Photos of the spectacular site have sparked bewilderment on social media

The pool is located on Burgess Beach near Forster on the north coast of New South Wales, 312 km north of Sydney

The swimming hole has been described as 'paradise' and 'pure magic'

The swimming hole has been described as ‘paradise’ and ‘pure magic’

Natural swimming holes like the one at Burgess Beach are allowed to open during the regional NSW lockdown, but residents will have to wait another week before diving into man-made pools.

Outdoor pools will reopen across the state from Sept. 27, in time for the second week of the school holidays, provided municipalities have a rigorous Covid safety plan approved by NSW Health.

South of the Murray River, Victorians will wait until October 26, when outdoor pools, spas and springs will accommodate up to 50 fully vaccinated customers.

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