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“Free and walking distance of both downtown Sydney and the Cruise ships” 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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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour...
Ranked #7 of 238 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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“Free and walking distance of both downtown Sydney and the Cruise ships”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Large free garden with tons of places to get good exercise/jog/bike in gorgeous scenery.

Lots of huge trees that remind me of the trees in the movie, "Lord of the Rings". Has a Cactus Garden and a Rose Garden. Playgrounds for children are there but difficult to find (near the walkway between the Botanic Gardens and the Opera House along the ocean).

Greenhouse was not open.

You definitely can spend at least 2-3 hours exploring. I didn't even realize that the Botanic Gardens stretched all the way to the sea until I took the Walkway between the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens.

Tons of places to take pictures with great views and FREE!

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The gardens are great. One of my favorite parts was seeing all the flying foxes hanging in the trees. It was full of beauty and a really pretty walk.

Visited April 2012
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

An excellent display in superb surroundings , but , given the climate it should not be a problem . There were a lot of Cranes present , which , for some reason are presenting a problem?

Visited February 2013
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“Picnic under the big fig tree”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Love the sprawling lawns and soaring trees and countless picnic spots... Laid-back, effortless, picture-perfect Sydney.

Visited January 2013
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“Peace and quiet in the hustle and bustle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Just the most relaxingly beautiful stroll I've had in a long time. Lush green, blue sky shining, perfect backdrop. I love you Sydney!

Visited March 2013
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