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Royal Botanic Gardens

Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9231 8111
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Ranked #7 of 266 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: No
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

we spent one afternoo n to visit this garden,all people said me it is very great.this is true!!was very relaxed to walk around ,green and peaceful.

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Churt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Surrounded by huge skyscrapers the gardens are beautifully kept and even better free to enter! The greenhouses are currently closed but it was great to just wander around and view the opera house and bridge from such a fantastic setting.

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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

What a treasure in downtown Sydney. We enjoyed several hours walking around these gardens which are only about 3 minute walk from the Opera House. Depending on your location you can enter via several routes. Our route was entering at first chance on Macquaries Road (entrance most away from Opera House), walking the gardens, ending at Mrs. Macquaries 'chair' and... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Very peaceful and serene, a good place to unwind after a crazy day in the city. Well worth your time

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Peaceful area of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle. There are lots of wide walking paths with excellent views of both the harbour and the city skyline.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

There is no charge for this park. It has expansive lawns, and they encourage you to walk on the grass! Good for a get away from the city bussle, whether just to absorb nature or sit on this grass to eat a take away. Free walks are offerred at 10h30 and lunch times in summer. Imaccul;ately kept, supporting lots of... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The gardens are a special place and a different environment to the many great parks in Sydney. It's a visual paradise for sure. What I like most is the air, it's incredibly fresh and invigorating. Great cafe as well near a pleasant lake, and they serve cold beverages including beer and wine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

if you love gardens, please please please visit The Botanical Garden!!! It is so beautiful with all the different species of plants, trees and flowers. I actually drooled at all the Hydrangeas!! ahhhhhh I love it so much!! I can imagine myself spending my day reading a book surrounding by its calming and beautiful surrounds. to breathe the scent of... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Royal Botanical Gardens of Sydney offer an oasis in the middle of tourists (like ourselves, lol). We were there in late June and nearly had the entire place to ourselves. There are tours held daily and the history of the garden is easily researched online or at the garden with a guide. There are fantastic vistas of the harbor,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Huge and vast, really a nice place to walk, jog, or even to sit down and relax. If you have more time you could just have a picnic there and read a book. Direct view to the harbor and opera house, you will never grow tired of this place.

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