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Royal Botanic Gardens

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Central Business District
As featured in 3 Days in Sydney and 8 other guides
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Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9231 8111
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Park by the water

This was a lovely walk through the gardens ,viewing some great plants and trees and not to forget the birdlife.it leads you towards Sydney bridge so well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a lovely walk through the gardens ,viewing some great plants and trees and not to forget the birdlife.it leads you towards Sydney bridge so well worth a visit.

Thank fish58
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just 5 minutes from the CBD is the real heart of Sydney. This park is spacious, beautiful and has some of Sydney's oldest trees. It also houses a wonderful shop and has a history all of its own. It's celebrating its 200th birthday this year so it's also home to some of Sydney's oldest introduced and native plants. Volunteer guides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These gardens are huge and well kept. To walk through it, is fantastic! At certain spots you will see beautiful views of the bridge and Opera House.

Thank YvonneTA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The grounds of the botanic gardens are very large and well kept. Beautiful spot for a walk with great views of Sydney.

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Mernda, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved coming here with the kids , we were able to take it easy and stroll through the beautiful clean gardens .. lovely

Thank MaraMelbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly recommend a walk through the gardens. The views and the beauty of the place are superb and it makes a great break from the shopping and madness of the city central. We also went to the chocolate exhibition in the gardens. Was very interesting and done very well. Probably a gardeners interest rather than teenagers.

Thank Ross P
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the moment there is a spring time walk through a section of these beautiful gardens. I was there on a fine sunny day and it was glorious . Follow up your walk by going across to the state library and view the Gardens exhibition which is first class. This exhibition traces the history of Australian gardens but also documents... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the botanic gardens on the last day of our holiday and Sydney really turned on the weather for us. It was beautiful walking around the gardens in the spring sunshine and exploring all the various areas and displays. I had two teenagers with me and it was a highlight of their holiday!

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Penrith, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking from the Opera House, along the shores of the Pacific Ocean up to the Botanical Gardens is an experience that induces the walker into a trance of marvel by just looking at the enormous variety of plants and flowers and now and then, stop at the Cafe/Restaurant in the middle of the gardens to try a delicious meal or... More 

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We liked the royal botanic gardens a lot. You should definitely take a walk, and breathe in the air.

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.