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Royal Botanic Gardens

Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9231 8111
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As featured in 3 days in Sydney
Ranked #6 of 293 attractions in Sydney
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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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Newbury, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Spent a day wandering around the gardens when the weather wasn't that good. Gorgeous views and brilliant scenery. We spent a lot of time walking around, and I mean a lot. Well worth it though.

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens and walks.Huge old trees,beautiful rose garden.Nice cafe in the gardens,but great for a picnic

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Sunbury, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Beautifully manicured, easliy navigated, clearly signposted, and a majestic setting. Plenty of seating and also many grassed areas. Plenty of specialized gardens, such as herb, rose, succulents, etc. Had a great day here, and glorious weather.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

After walking all around circular key and the opera house we fancied a look at the botanic gardens. It was bitterly cold so when we walked in the gates and saw the Choo Choo Express we hopped on. It is a 25 minute ride through the gardens with an interesting commentary pointing out the highlights. You can hop on and... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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43 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The gardens are well tended and beautiful. The views in the garden and across the harbor are wonderful. It is a lively place with many folks walking, jogging and exercising, and bird watching. The Fern garden and Succulent garden are must sees. Even in winter (late July) there were many northern hemisphere spring flowers, the tulips were blooming. The gift... More

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Victor, Idaho
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Botanic Gardens is just a big park; very little flowers, if any. The two buildings that would have house flowers were closed until 2015!

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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128 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I hadn't known much about the botanic gardens and was very pleasantly surprised. Incredibly well maintained, ornate gardens - and just importantly - they encourage you to 'experience them' by walking on the grass, touching the plants, etc., which makes it a great place to hang out, have a picnic, or take a jog. Great views too.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney are a MUST visit for anyone who loves photography. Everywhere you turn you'll spot something beautiful that you want to treasure - from flowers to sculptures to birds and animals. The Royal Botanic Gardens has it all! Also - it should be noted that this place is big! I'd recommend planning to stay there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Never gets disappointed by this place, always nice view and beautiful flowers. Very relaxing and cosy, favorite place to go while gets stressed.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It is always fascinating to visit Botanical Gardens in cities around the world and to see the different plants which grow in different environments. It is also fascinating to see the different birds and animals often found in gardens. However Sydney Botanical Gardens has the added attraction of its superb location, right beside the harbour, THE bridge and THE Opera... More

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