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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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We came across this park by chance, hadn't seen it promoted or advertised anywhere, but spent a lovely afternoon there. The little tourist train is cheap -AUD5 each and tours the park allowing you to get on and off at various stops, including the lovely cafe and gift shop. There's loads to see and lovely lawns to rest on. Well... More

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Bromsgrove
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the gardens, though disappointed with cafe in the grounds tables not cleared and generally seemed grubby. Nice to also see activities organised in the park areas for visitors and residents.

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the Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

it is a beautifull park in the city, big, signs tell you the way where you can go. and a good view towards operahouse and harbour bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Relaxing, lovely and a bit romantic. I recomanded this part if you want enjoy the view of the city and take faboulous pictures. I think it's a must for the visit of the city.

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Royal Botanical Gardens is a very beautiful place near the Sydney Opera House. It's worth going there. Lots of local trees and plants(with name tags under them). We really enjoyed our day there with my family. It's a good idea to have a picnic there in the shade, it gets very hot walking around Sydney on a sunny day, so... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

some silent and serene corner in the middle of busy sydney. walking around here from the opera house is quite good. the place is very clean and well maintained too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely a welcome respite from busy Sydney life. I love the winding paths, though I found some of the signs to be a little confusing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We walked from the Opera House thru the Gardens to get to the Museum and then again after the museum. Saw lots of families just enjoying a beautiful day in the park. I can only imagine how it looks in summer because winter was simple beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lovely views of the Opera House and stand and listen to the birds for a while! Take a walk around the grounds, though there is a road train.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The botanic gardens are charming. It is right near the governors house. There is a charming tea and gift shop. Lots of fascinating plants and it is right on the harbor so the views are fab. This is a must do. They have free guided walks at 10:30am and I wish we had done that. There was probably a lot... More

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