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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 #8 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

There are many flowers and trees that are from different countries in the world. It is a good way to tell visiters what they see using a note-pad.

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Portimao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The botanic gardens in Sydney is a unique mix of features. Lots of plants if that's your thing, and to be fair, it is a botanic gardens. Lots of interesting birds. Ponds full of fish and giant eels (1.5m). Nice restaurants. A shop. A cinema in summer. A great place to hang out. A nice walk. And much more...

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Derry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful place to go visit and see for your own eyes. The Maintenance of the gardens are superb and well worth a visit. Colours are just wonderful !

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Powell Butte, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent hours here, walking throughout the gardens, then down to the harbor area. My only regret is that I didn't bring my running shoes.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We had a couple of walks here when in Sydney. The gardens are very pleasant and are easy to walk to from the Circular Quay area.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Recently went there with my wife and we were pleasantly surprised at just how attractive the gardens were and the many varieties of plants on show. It was so nice to walk around relax, sit down and appreciate the beautiful setting and the amazing amount of colour. I am not a "green thumb" but I was in awe of the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This verdant landscape is criss-crossed by many paths to a myriad of interesting spots for intimate quiet moments or open air adventure. It offers a great place to relax or to be as active as you like. All this set on the harbours edge in virtually the centre of the city. Oh ... by the way: it has a multitude... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We had an hour to kill so went for a walk through the Gardens and around the Government House, which if you want to get into remember to have a photo ID on you. However, the grounds were immaculate with wonderful views of the harbor. We did not see a lot in bloom however what was in bloom was amazing.... More 

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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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