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Royal Botanic Gardens

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Central Business District
As featured in 3 Days in Sydney and 8 other guides
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Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9231 8111
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Lovely Walk

A lovely, peaceful place with lots to see in the various collections. Great place to walk down to the harbour.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely, peaceful place with lots to see in the various collections. Great place to walk down to the harbour.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Outstanding collection of labeled plant specimens. If you are a gardener, not even from the climate zone of Sydney, you will enjoy and appreciate the display.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These gardens are really disappointing compared to other gardens worldwide. Only good thing is the views however be prepared for lots of people.

Thank Jen W
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This gorgeous park is along the waterfront, with an entrance just beside the Sydney Opera House. It is the perfect place for a scenic run or walk. Bicycles are not allowed.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous and tranquil with spectacular vies of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, this is a must do on any trip to Sydney. Perfect place to get all of your iconic Sydney pictures. The grounds are beautiful and filled with unusual plants and trees. Easy to walk paths.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only went a small part of the garden. Nothing special except that you can view the Sydney harbour and opera house.

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Evans Head, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to various Botanic Gardens around Australia, and this one is my favourite. I make a point everytime I come to Sydney to walk around the Botanic Gardens. Everytime I come, I find something new.

Thank Caroline P
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked through the city on our recent trip, past the false worl od television at Martin Place and towards the Botanic Gardens. Once you have crossed the busy street to get there and entered the majestic gardens you are in heaven. A lot of work goes into their maintenance and they should be commended. We took time out to... More 

Thank Darrin D
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good for picnic, walk, sports etc. Lots of lovely blooms in spring, and the walk next to the water has very good view of the harbour.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic place to walk and take in the indigenous plant life of Australia and beyond. Well laid out with regular exhibits and a cafe in the center. Fantastic displays of flowers and trees in both formal and informal areas. Formal ponds and a small lake add to the vistas. Perhaps the main attraction for me was the abundance of... More 

Thank Piers V

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The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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