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Royal Botanic Gardens

Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9231 8111
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Ranked #8 of 294 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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nj
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We walked from the Opera House thru the Gardens to get to the Museum and then again after the museum. Saw lots of families just enjoying a beautiful day in the park. I can only imagine how it looks in summer because winter was simple beautiful.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely views of the Opera House and stand and listen to the birds for a while! Take a walk around the grounds, though there is a road train.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The botanic gardens are charming. It is right near the governors house. There is a charming tea and gift shop. Lots of fascinating plants and it is right on the harbor so the views are fab. This is a must do. They have free guided walks at 10:30am and I wish we had done that. There was probably a lot... More

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New Jersey, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The gardens were superb. Right along the harbor with wonderful views of the Opera house and the busy waterway, there are tons of little garden areas with different types of gardens. We'd planned on spending an hour or two there but ended up spending almost the whole day. Watching the birds were fun, too, and just sitting by the harbor... More

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Moreno Valley, California, Usa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you are on your own, take a map. This is a large garden with many paths, each leading you to another area. There are many entrances and exits. My wife and I got lost, but were rescued by a friendly local. On our second visit, with a tour group, we saw other parts of the park. Give yourself several... More

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Balgownie
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

when visiting Sydney, take time to breathe in the fresh air of Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens situated on the edge of world famous Sydney Harbour. make sure to visit the offerings of the Botanic Garden Society where plants and information are on offer to all. A sheer delight and tranquil transportation in the middle of one of the world's busiest... More

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delhi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A nice place to stroll and picnic! Calm, beautiful and serene. Exotic plants, well laid out! Flying foxes are no more there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The Royal Botanical Gardens are beautiful. You get great views of the harbor and the city while beeing surounded by a great landscape. The colony of big bats that inhabit it are cool to see. Its a great way to get away from the city

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney is the finest example of nature oasis within the Megalopolis. Beautiful at any time of the year and any season it offers you serenity, peace and beauty. Well designed, well looked after and well positioned. You can chose to spend your time there closer to the Harbour and water, or having picnic, or just lazing... More

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Hadera, Israel
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The gardens were our first exposure to the beautiful nature in Australia. The huge ficus trees with the modern statues had us wondering for hours

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