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Royal Botanic Gardens

Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9231 8111
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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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huddersfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

an enjoyable wander through the well kept city gardens is a lovely way to spend an hour or two. The trees are superb, the lawns well kept. I was sad that the bats have gone now as that was a magnificent sight seeing so many hanging from the trees, but I guess for they had to go when they spread... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

During the month of September is ideal to stroll through these gardens Wasn't thrilled with the restaurant meal

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Its a really huge garden to stroll. Take a slow walk to enjoy the view and nice environment. Lots of things to see. and if you feel a bit tired you can always get on the tram (with AUD 10 charge).

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

just takes you out of the hustle and bustle of the immediate city for just a short while. Great to explore or just relax

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Amiens, France
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

i was surprised to find this garden in the center of sydney with such great sceneries on the opera house or harbour bridge with parrots everywhere ! if you like to run it is a good spot to train with a spectacular view and close to the bay.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to visit on a sunny winter morning. With the bright sunlight, you get better pictures. Also more people out in the gardens make it more cheerful.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We walked through the gardens to the ocean to Lady Macquarie's chair. Great views of the harbour bridge and Sydney Opera house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

You shouldn't miss this to get away from the hustle and bustle of the City. Go in the morning and take a nice leisurely walk through the park to the look out point. Then make your way around the outside performance stage and over to the Opera House. There are some wonderful species of plants and flowers, though I am... More

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washington dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Like everything else in Australia, the Royal Botanical Gardens are gorgeous, vigorous, and on a large scale. The Gardens and adjacent Domain are very popular with locals for walking, jogging, exercising, and just cutting across to get to work. The gardens have extensive and well-labled exhibits, and well-paved and signposted flat paths. Check on line for 1 pm free docent... More

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you're staying in the CBD, get your running or walking shoes on and find your way to the massive RBG. Slow down in the middle and wander the paths (good maps posted everywhere) and enjoy the flora and fauna. The cockatoos are ridiculously loud and their call is shrill, but go with it. Between birds and the interesting trees,... More

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