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Address: Art Gallery Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Fantastic location, great to go when there is an event on.

The domain is hard to miss, when you're heading down to the Botanic Gardens. Make the effort to go to a concert here, as it's a knockout location. You'll pass it on your walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Balaclava, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went to see Aida on the harbour and walked through on our way. Very beautiful, stunning setting with gorgeous native flora. It’s a very tranquil & peaceful environment, also with lots to see including Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the Royal Botanic Gardens, as well as the obvious views of the city, Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. Massively popular in both... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The domain is hard to miss, when you're heading down to the Botanic Gardens. Make the effort to go to a concert here, as it's a knockout location. You'll pass it on your walk down from Mrs Macquaries Chair, and the Botanic Gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After finishing my walk at the Royal Botanic Garden and visiting the Gallery of Art of NSW, I decided to walk back to my hotel. The music I heard from the distance was beckoning me to look for its source. The music was coming from an event happening on March 21, 2015 at the Domain. My bag was briefly checked... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It's almost opposite Hyde Park & right behind Parliament House, St. Mary's Church & The State Library of NSW. You cant really miss it due to the size of it!! I was here recently to see Angus & Julia Stone, and there seem to be all sorts of events here throughout the year. It's also a place where people chill... More 

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dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

To have such a large area of green in any city is a huge asset. People were lazing on the very well kept lawns and were encouraged to walk on the grass and smell/ touch the plants. The views of Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are pretty much unequaled and it's worth going for that alone. There is a... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Visited the domain for carols in the domain an annual event what a great day out with friends and family so much to do during the day then concert in the evening if your ever in the area when this event is on it is a must see usually the Saturday before Christmas.Also a great park in the centre of... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The Domain is a large grassy open park area is located between Macquarie Street and the NSW Art Gallery. I sent there for the annual carol by candlelight event. Excellent location - right in the middle of the city. You can enter the park if you are walking to it from the city through the grounds of the old Sydney... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The area of land that is known as The Domain looks quite plain: just grass and large trees. However it has had a varied and colourful history since European settlement (invasion). Originally the land was covered by native bush and was used by the local Indigenous people. Sydney's first governor, Arthur Phillip, ordered the area be set aside for governmental... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Makes for a nice lunchtime stroll to walk from the hospital across to the art gallery through the domain, or to continue onwards towards the Botanic Gardens. Easily accessible from St James, Martin Place or Circular Quay train stations

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Domain is a large area of grass that is the setting for many free outdoor events in the summer months in Sydney. (Dec-Jan). Well-attended by Locals, if you are in Sydney at this time, it is worth attending. Food stalls, portable toilets ("Loos"). Go by public transport as there is next to no parking. Car park, called the Domain... More 

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