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Royal Botanic Gardens

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Central Business District
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Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9231 8111
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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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Glorious in spring

We wandered through the gardens which are in full bloom at present. I was pleased to see the new signage around local plants, including in the area with the flowering grass trees... read more

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Canberra, Australia
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We wandered through the gardens which are in full bloom at present. I was pleased to see the new signage around local plants, including in the area with the flowering grass trees (complete with spiders and birds feeding on the flowers). We visited the new Calyx Centre which as some informal displays of the gardens from the past plus a... More 

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Mequon, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the 200th anniversary of this magnificent garden accessible from city streets or down at Circular Quay near the Opera House. The flora and fauna are magnificent and the groups simply beautiful. This is a perfect spot to sit, walk and/or contemplate the beauty that is Sydney.

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This greenway made for a beautiful walk. It offers some great vantage points to get harbor views. On a bright day, the afternoon sun is a disadvantage for opera house photos. Go early in the morning for better opportunities. The early Spring visit meant everything was very green. Just a little disappointed in the lack of flowers. It may be... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice gardens in the heart of the city. The botanical gardens offer a nice walking path and a variety of flowers. There are also some art installations that are interesting. They are free and worth a walk through.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just to walk around, grab a cup of coffee, have a picnic or eat your lunch in a scenic park.. This place is a amazing, clean and full of wonder with various types of trees, plants and flowers. We walked around in a rainy day and managed to get some great pictures of the opera house, learn a bit about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

These gardens are beautiful with very old large trees. I visited a few years ago and had to go back. It's a large area but it's possible to do a small part of it to get a sense of its beauty. You can pay for a trip on a "train" if you want to see the whole area.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We explored the Gardens at a slow and leisurely pace taking in the things that we found interesting. The views are lovely and in Spring there are lots of flowers in bloom.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An Oasis in the middle of the city Walk run picnic eat and just enjoy this special place in our city Walk around the waterfront walk and soak up Sydney from a different angle. A must do for down time

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can walk and look at thecplants and trees. The view of the water , you can sit and realex at the park.better to do in a nice day.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a beautiful walk through the gardens to Mrs Macqueries chair at the point. The view again was incredible and the gardens /trees/shrubs really interesting.

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Staying in Central Business District

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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.