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Royal Botanic Gardens

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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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Peaceful and Beautiful

Even in the Australian winter these gardens are fantastic. Huge and incredibly well maintained. Took me a couple of hours to walk round and they had a train tour as well which was... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even in the Australian winter these gardens are fantastic. Huge and incredibly well maintained. Took me a couple of hours to walk round and they had a train tour as well which was ten dollars and would have been useful for those who didn't fancy the long walk. Beautiful views out across the bay and a perfect scenic view of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens are enormous! Well maintained and inviting. (Your allowed on the grass!) Great views of the Opera House from Mrs Macquarie place, only downside was the tours buses full of tourists, who were quite aggressive in asking people to move so they could get their perfect pictures.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Royal Botanic gardens are the place i will never forget. Nice place to think or just relax. I would stay and walk all day long. Beautiful flowers threes birds grass. Worth a visit and shoot a snap or two. Also there is the signs saying please walk on a grass. Enjoy Royal Botanic garden experience.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was so surprised to find that there was no cost to enter the Royal Botanic Gardens (other than special exhibits, like the Sweet Addiction exhibit in the Calyx). We happily spent the day wandering the trails throughout, discovering different flora (and fauna--we had a decidedly unexpected wildlife encounter when a baby possum fell out of a tree near us,... More 

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

We walked through the gardens at lunchtime and were impressed with the scale and variety of the plants. The signs were frequent and helped us navigate our way round the gardens. There were a number of interesting birds visiting the ponds.

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Thank ivang1950
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we go to Botanical Garden a number of times a year . Was there last week and the tulips and Orchids were beautiful. We always walk around the Garden especially along the water side, usually spend an hour or so there .

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Nitra, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a pleasure for me and my wife to enjoy very beautiful and professional arrangement of these gardens, as well as to expand our knowledge in Australian flora

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

Every time I travel to Sydney I take time to walk around the Royal Botanical Gardens. The setting is spectacular.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was amazing to relax and just take in the tranquil atmosphere of such beautiful gardens, hard to believe the city is so close!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking around these lovely gardens on a very hot day. Of special interest was the fabulous cafe. The herb salmon was amazingly tender. Lamb shanks and focacia bread were also much appreciated. Make a reservation so you can get a table next to windows.

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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.