We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Central Business District
As featured in 3 Days in Sydney and 9 other guides
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9231 8111
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$26*
and up
Sydney Self-Guided Bike Tour
More Info
$159*
and up
Private: Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour of Sydney
More Info
$29*
and up
Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,388 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3060
    Excellent
  • 1178
    Very good
  • 125
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
If you have time, spend the day

What a magnificent view, from any angle you look, you get different perspective of the city skyline, and the arboretum.gardens of course inspired by the English gardens well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Ciganinha
,
Chicago,IL

Similar Things to Do in Sydney

Add Photo Write a Review

4,388 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Chicago,IL
Level Contributor
168 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a magnificent view, from any angle you look, you get different perspective of the city skyline, and the arboretum.gardens of course inspired by the English gardens well manicured and displayed, if with time, you must tour the Government House, very interesting.

Helpful?
Thank Ciganinha
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ponds, flowers, trees, wildlife, birds, roses, trails, and tranquility. Every time I visit Sydney I make sure to spend a day here. I will attach pictures- a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Bring a blanket. Bring a picnic basket. Bring a loved one. There is magic in the air here.

Helpful?
Thank Scott H
Roanoke, Virginia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place had so many different flowers and architecture. I especially loved the large sun dial with the plaque on how to read the sun dial. The only problem I had was that it was a very hot day and most of the walking paths are in the sun. So maybe consider a journey on a cooler spring day rather... More 

Helpful?
Thank Brooke13Aster
sao paulo, brazil
Level Contributor
295 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent NYE at the Midnight at the Oasis party. The only pro was location: just in the middle of the great botanic garden, with a direct view of the bridge and opera. Huge crowd to get in, bad signiling. Food was terrible, not tasty, long lines, disgusting. The live band was awful; unable to keep people dancing. This was... More 

Helpful?
Thank acukiert
wirral
Level Contributor
52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the gardens occupy 30 hectares, slit into four major precincts are many smaller gardens and features as well as large amounts of lightly wooded lawn areas .The historic hand-hewn sandstone seawall that curves around Farm Cove from Mrs Macquarie's Point to the Opera House is a major thoroughfare with joggers a plenty to watch out for

Helpful?
Thank debed
Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
573 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Aside from the scenic location adjacent to Sydney's CBD and the Opera House, what struck me most was the remarkable collection of very old and gigantic trees. A number of gums, oaks and mahogany trees are as old as the Gardens, just turning 200 years old! Also notable is the Palm Grove and just the serenity of walking around the... More 

Helpful?
Thank GPBurdell67
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the garden, you can see the whole city in one horizontal landscape as well as enjoy the beautiful sounds of the ocean waving to the shore. Perfect for family picnic. Going by train, stopping in Wynyard and walking towards the garden are recommended.

Helpful?
Thank San N
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live in Sydney but I love this park because it provides many options for many people. I find the place relaxing and refreshing while I take in the fantastic views of the harbor.

Helpful?
Thank IanSydney2014
Cary, North Carolina
Level Contributor
65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the most beautiful gardens I've been to. We visited in late September, and there were still an incredible array of flowers in bloom. The walking paths are paved and meander through different garden themes. The harbor acts as one border, so you're just surrounded by beauty. Definitely worth 1-2 hours of your time.

Helpful?
Thank haylaura
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An absolute must if you love nature and want to explore the amazing flora we are so proud tto have here.

Helpful?
Thank simone d

Travelers who viewed Royal Botanic Gardens also viewed

 
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
 

Been to Royal Botanic Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Royal Botanic Gardens and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Cape Town Central, South Africa

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Royal Botanic Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
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.
#