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The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

Macquarie St., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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great building

must see place when in Sydney. Walk round view the harbour and watch the world go by while having a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Willington, United Kingdom

On a nice day, it seems like the Botantic Gardens are the place to be. We walked through the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Simone A
New York City, New York
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Macquarie St., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

must see place when in Sydney. Walk round view the harbour and watch the world go by while having a drink or meal.

Thank Bazza199
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On a nice day, it seems like the Botantic Gardens are the place to be. We walked through the Gardens on the way back to our hotel after visiting the Harbour. It was a lovely walk--lots of families, couples, friends just relaxing.

Thank Simone A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After experiencing the opera house, just detour slightly and take a walk into the botanical gardens. The walk along the foreshore affords you both the harbour views and the garden experience. There are so many opportunities to experience something authentic. I love the gardens in...More

Thank Tryatleastonce
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This walk is incredible. There are so many plants including trees, succulents, flowers, even a greenhouse with orchids. We even saw what I believe is the largest green wall in Australia though have not verified that. It was so neat to see the engineering and...More

Thank hmk703
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We watched pods of kayakers challenge the waves from passing harbor traffic. Great views of the Opera House and occasional welcomed moments of shade. Watched fast splashy harbor shuttles, brightly colored harbor taxi traffic. Many ferries and sightseeing helicopters and seaplanes. This is not a...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 4 days ago

You could nearly spend the whole day in the park - lovely gardens lots to see - places to relax have a coffee or just watch the world go by

Thank belfast-jj
Reviewed 6 days ago

Witnessed a festival for the indigenous people in front of the opera house. Very enjoyable. We then took the little tour train around the Botanic Gardens. A great way to explore the whole gardens without missing out any part of it. You can hop on...More

Thank gr8caravans
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ran along the stretch from the CBD along the Mcquirie road past the Opera house and into the botanical gardens.. Lovely running experience with the waters besides and gorgeous views all around..

Thank Crystalwaters123
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an iconic walk in Sydney and is not to be missed. Start at the famous tip near the botanic gardens where the old famous Chair is. You can walk there from Wooloomooloo or drive close. Take some photos there which show the bridge...More

1  Thank finesilver
Reviewed 1 week ago

To reach the opera house you can walk through the Botanical Gardens , Thes gardes are amazing so colourful and so vast ! You could spend a day doing them justice and there are plenty of places in the gardens you could sit and have...More

Thank Alison A
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14 December 2016|
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Response from Terralee P | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to do all that in the morning. There are tours of the opera house you might not have time for if you want to wander around the gardens longer - but they are all right in the same place, so if you have an... More
barry o
11 September 2015|
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Response from Bondi_Phil |
April in Sydney is Autumn : it's warm but not as hot as in the summer months. Very nice for walking about. Expect daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F) cooling down at night to 15°C (58°F) .
7 July 2015|
Response from chezba | Reviewed this property |
you do not have to pay to see the opera house from the outside. if you would like to see a performance you would book on line and there is a cost its lovely to walk around the opera house have drink and a meal at one of the... More