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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 291 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

And really! do it! Just take a walk between the rare trees and flowers, find you epmty corner (which you can find easily), get you backpack on the floor and take a sleep while you can hear the waves and the birds. The best park EVER!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend hoping on the little Red Train to get around the gardens, great for kids and lots of information for the whole family. Best on a lovely sunny day, enjoy the whole area.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Do spend the afternoon / evening there....like I did, it was breezy, cool and delightful and not to mention the blooming roses were beeeyootiful....great for couples :)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A great getaway to nature in the midst of the hectic city. Fresh air and enjoyable quietness is a theme. Lying down on the grass in a sunny morning is also a pretty meditating experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A Sydney visit without having been to these gardens would be a crying shame. These gardens are a sheer delight, an oasis in the middle of a big city, with grand views of the harbour and the city skyline. Wonderful for walking, resting, and meditating. Also a greatl venue for a picnic. Do not miss!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The gardens are stunning during the summer months but naturally not as pretty during winter. However, you get some stunning views of Sydney Harbour at any time of the year. It's a lovely place to just sit and watch the world go by or have a picnic under the trees. Certainly worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I love the whole experience, it was a bit smelly but that was part of the fun. Great for family or just alone time to think and reflect. definitely a place to visit at least once

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visited the gardens on a rainy day, but it still was beautiful with the giant bats and colourful flowers. We joined the guided tour which was exceptional. The guide was able to explain aboriginal knowledge and modern biology at the same moment making them seem very complementary. He included not only various plants, but also animals and stories of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous gardens, well maintained and marked. Several nice choices to eat. I love Botanical Gardens and this one is really special, and an easy walk from central Sydney hotels. By all means take a tour, and if you have extra questions as I did, sometimes you can snare a staff botanist to lead you on a private walk. I will... More

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Mississauga, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The gardens are close to the harbour area and an easy walk from the Opera House. They provide a nice break from the city and lead to some of the historical buildings such as the old parliament house.

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