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“True natural beauty” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens
Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9231 8111
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$100*
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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour...
Ranked #7 of 236 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“True natural beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

What's not to love; the trees especially the purple ones, the guided tours, tourist train, pathways, views, fresh air, openness, scents. its a great place to feel alive

Visited October 2011
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“Lovely Gardens, great cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

The botanic gardens are free, and very peaceful even though they are so close to the hussle and bustle of Syndey Centre

Visited April 2012
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“Attractive spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Grab a map & follow the signs posted throughout. Brilliant array of various gardens. Hive of activity from people playing football to lazing around reading a book to having a picnic in the park.

Visited March 2012
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“Lovely garden!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The garden is very nice, especially when you like to see some special birds. The birds are extremely social eating from your hand. Great for children!

Visited April 2012
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“Lovely Park-like Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Loved the overall feel of this botanic garden as much giant park with labeled specimens as rigid, structured gardens; I came here 3 times in a 7 day stay. I was 10-15 minutes from my hotel and so pleasurable I just kept going back. You may be disappointed if looking for one of those gardens with overly structured spaces and labels. While I found most of the areas I visited well labeled, there was a fair amount of plants left unlabeled. If you freak out easily, beware the fruit bat colony that likes to roost in the trees near the gift shop. For the uninitiated, they are a bit much - albeit completely harmless.

Visited April 2012
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