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Royal Botanic Gardens

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Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9231 8111
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Peaceful place to take yor kids

Easy walking, plenty of space, a lot of native birds and animals to see. My kids loved the train ride, get off at the many stops and enjoy lunch just about anywhere. We took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Easy walking, plenty of space, a lot of native birds and animals to see. My kids loved the train ride, get off at the many stops and enjoy lunch just about anywhere. We took public transport from Manly and enjoyed the ferry trip across the harbour. The cost of the train is well worth it.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Botanic Gardens are brilliant, always something new to discover. Well maintained and peaceful. Very nice Visitors Centre and coffee shop.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking gardens, beautifully arranged with the bonus of harbour views. Just be aware this is where many of Sydney s bats sleep during the day! I found them fascinating. Have gone here many times.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We took advantage of the free tours offered by volunteers. The tour enhanced our appreciation of this wonderful garden; highly recommend the free tour offered every day at 10:30 am.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Lots of green, peaceful gardens and quiet moments under the trees. Oh!, and beautiful white parrots all over. Just a minute from the city, yet in another world! The thematicgardens (such asthe rose garden) could be more impressive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning and well kept gardens. Thousands of different species and animals. The view of the bridge is an amazing photo opportunity too!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great at any time of the year, the gardens offer a place to stroll, picnic, fine dining, outdoor theatre, and so much more, while nestled amongst the Sydney landscape and right on the harbour of Sydney.

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Brighton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Magic views of the harbour, very enjoyable & easy walking / running tracks, in a very relaxed setting. Definitely makes you want to get out of the hotel room & relax after flights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

free and full of flowering plants and trees. nearby is darling harbour with beautiful night life and plenty of restuarants around though a bit expensive. also near to china town with great food all withing walking distance. should come and visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Best place to relax and connect to those majestic trees.... Love this place and one of my favorite place on Earth :)

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