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Royal Botanic Gardens

Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9231 8111
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Ranked #6 of 292 attractions in Sydney
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Type: Gardens
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Botanic Gardens are a must see when visiting Sydney. The gardens are situated on the shores of the Sydney Harbour, with the Opera House and... more »
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It is always fascinating to visit Botanical Gardens in cities around the world and to see the different plants which grow in different environments. It is also fascinating to see the different birds and animals often found in gardens. However Sydney Botanical Gardens has the added attraction of its superb location, right beside the harbour, THE bridge and THE Opera... More

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Baltimore, MD
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Royal Botanical Gardens are wonderful to walk through. There are several paths to wander through the gardens at your own pace. There is a Palm Garden, Fern Garden, Herb Garden, ponds and much more. You can see CBD on one side and the harbor on the other. You will see and hear many birds (all ones we have not... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our afternoon wandering around the gardens even the rain didnt dampen the spirits, have a sit down in the cafe too for a rest.

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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went for a walk to the gardens , you can walk to the opera house from the gardens, I went in winter time so not much to see on the trees and flowers weren't in full bloom but it was nice all the same :)!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you like gardening, rain forests etc, then you will not be disappointed. The hardens are beautifully laid out and presented.....just not my sort of thing, but had to visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I loved walking along the water. The park was beautifully manicured and cared for, and very clean. It's also a great park for picnics, and to take children. It's also in a wonderful location - close to the harbour, if you then decide to take the ferry somewhere and make a day of it.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This has to be one of the most beautiful places in Sydney and it is free!!! You can just wander in off the street and take in the beautiful plants and flowers. The scenery is also fantastic and you can get great photos of the Harbour Bridge & Opera House from spots along the seawall. You can get a little... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent walk through the gardens from our hotel making a roundabout route to the Opera House. Many beautiful trees, plants and exotic birds. Then along the edge of the sea/river to the Opera house.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

There's a spot where you can snap the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House together - it's called the Mrs Macquarie's Point. While walking there (I used the entrance near Opera House), it's possible to get nice shots of the sea. The stone wall is good for C curves.

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

From our hotel the RBC was on the route to so many sites, so we made a point to go through every day. It has areas for roses, and cactus, etc. Even in Fall it is beautiful. On Saturday there were at least 6 different wedding parties. In the evening, if you look close you can see Australian possums nestled... More

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