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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
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Blooming Botanic Gardens

Masses of plants, stupendous trees and interesting path ways await you here. Amble around the many acres and do pop into the gorgeous shop which has a host of unusual merchandise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Masses of plants, stupendous trees and interesting path ways await you here. Amble around the many acres and do pop into the gorgeous shop which has a host of unusual merchandise. The restaurant is also fantastic. Don't miss this incredible place.

Thank Helena C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After spending a couple of days walking around the hustle and bustle of Sydney this is a perfect way to spend a few hours walking among the calm and beauty of these well landscaped gardens. My wife is a flower lover but most people would take some pleasure from this lovely quiet part of this wonderful city.

Thank gordondixon
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a few lovely jogs in the evening during my stay in Sydney. It is a great place hang out and to get away from the hustle and bustle in Sydney city. Great views of the Sydney Bridge from here too!

Thank fuzzyspit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sydney's botanic gardens where getting a trifle run down,My visit this month was a very pleasant surprise. The eradication of the bats and some really lovely bromeliad displays are a great improvement. The cafe has improved as well. I do believe there should be more native plant displays. A kangaroo paw one we be spectacular as would grevillias. The hot... More 

Thank jimhQ2564YW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So so beautiful. This is a MUST do whilst in Sydney. It's a great walk. You can walk for 1 hour or 5 hours as we did. Lots to look at along the way. Café in gardens which is lovely. Beautiful huge shady trees for laying under or just stop for a rest. You wont be disappointed. Great for kids.

Thank chrislolaxqld
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If I lived or worked near the gardens, I would visit frequently. The flora is stunning and well-maintained, and there are sprawling grassy areas that are perfect for picnics or mid-afternoon naps. Given all that surrounds it, you'd think it would be noisy but it's a quiet haven in the middle of the large city.

Thank Jennifer T
Galena, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was threatening rain the day we were there. We did get to Mrs. Macquaries Chair and Point. What we saw was okay but not spectacular. It is a great walk with a lot of locals running around the Point.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For those of us that want a little peace and quiet every now and then. To see the wonderful skies open out in front of you. Somewhere to disappear to that isn't the beach. These beautiful gardens fulfil this need. Much of the garden is laid out in the European style - using a mix of native and world sub-tropical... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A most beautiful garden next to the worlds prettiest harbor. When in Sydney this is a must weather for a 30 minute stroll on your way to the opera house or to spend an entire afternoon. It is huge and well manicured with beautiful trees and flowers. Great walkways easily maneuvered by even handicapped people or seniors.

Thank Qadishadoc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Opened in 1816 it's one of the most famous botanic gardens in the world and the oldest in Australia. In the centre of Sydney, it's easily accessible and the views to the Opera House, to the Harbour,to the famous Bridge, to the Farm Cove and the CBD (business centre), are unique. It's free, huge (74 acres) and there is something... More 

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.