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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The Botanic Gardens are a real haven between the city and the harbour, a great place to relax or to learn more about local trees. Volunteers provide free guided walks twice every day, starting from the visitor centre / shop.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Excellent gardens with lots to see, both planted areas and open grassy spaces to relax, and the bonus of wonderful views of the harbour. Lots of birds - cockatoos, lorikeets, ibis etc. Make sure you stop at the cafe which is really nice too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Coming from London which boasts many magnificent parks, my expectations of the Botanic Garden were low, but I was proved wrong. It's small but exquisite, with beautiful landscaping and nice little buildings dotted around. We were lucky with the weather - on a sunny day, the view of the harbour was simply amazing. Perfect place to have a relaxed stroll... More

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Botanic Gardens are not just like any other garden in Australia. Here's where there is the history of thecrop fiels of the first prisoners. You also have the best view of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from Macquarie's Point. Beware of the joggers however

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Noosa Heads
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Like many Australian cities the gardens on the edge of Sydney are excellent, well maintained and quite interesting. I would rate it lower than Melbourne's Botanical gardens but worth a visit and a great asset for the city

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WARRINGTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Just a lovely walk through the gardens with the wildlife, birds etc. Got to do it if you go over there.

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Beautifully kept botanic gardens, full of local plants and trees. You get amazing views of the harbour and Opera house from here. Walk all the way out to Mrs. Macquerie's seat and relax.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a quiet morning walk on a perfect day with amazing views of the city & harbour. Make sure you visit Mrs Mcquaries chair as well.

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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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