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“Botanical Brilliance” 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 239 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“Botanical Brilliance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Clearly, a huge amount of thought went into the design of the Gardens. There are many places of quiet and calm, even on a busy summer's day. Often, there are exhibitions such as Japanese tea drinking in the Japanese area. My favourite though, is the cactus display. I always get a feeling of a parched throat while walking around these.

Visited May 2013
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“Very peaceful and just next to city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Gardens are right next to Opera House so it is good to do gardens then you appear on right of Opera House and get amazing views of it and Harbour Bridge.

Visited June 2013
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“Just stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

A wonderful way to spend a few hours taking a leisurely stroll through the beautiful gardens. For those who don't like to walk there is a train :Choo Choo Express which takes you on a 30 min tour with commentary.

Visited July 2013
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“What a treasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Take the tour. Have a picnic. Go back several times. There is a lovely restaurant for a splurge, but a muffin and coffee at the outdoor tables while you watch birds making their nests is fun too.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful Walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Really enjoyed these gardens - amazing views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. Also enjoyed seeing the parakeets and the ibis. Definite must-do while in Sydney.

Visited April 2013
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