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The Royal Botanic Garden

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Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9231 8111
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All reviews opera house rose garden trees and plants fruit bats government house gardens are beautiful bird life busy city mrs macquarie's chair few hours art gallery nice walk sunny day walk around hyde park sydney harbour circular quay
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Reviewed today via mobile

The view is just perfect, I recon this is a wonderful place for a date venue if your partner likes outdoor nature😌 Just imagine sitting on a park chair beside your delicate girl and as that gentle breeze touches your skin, her flawless hair’s smell...More

Thank Jason_F_Chen
Reviewed today via mobile

A huge botanical gardens next to the opera house. The grounds are massive and showcase various great themed gardens for you to wander around. All kept very well and some beautiful specimens on show. Also some great birdlife if you are interested. There is a...More

Thank jamieohalloran
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful. Worth it a visit. Take your time and enjoy the place in the middle of the city. Good picnic spot.

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Perfect for a picnic or quaint stroll. A lovely view of local flora and fauna! And it’s right next to the opera house, so it’s a perfect next site to see!

Thank Bailey C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great gardens and wonderful views over harbour but why direct people all the way to The Calyx then, when they get there, tell you it's closed for work.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Try and book the Aboriginal Heritage tour. It's about an hour long and runs Wed, Fri, Sat mornings at 10 am. There were only 5 people on our tour, and we learned tons about the plants and fruits as well as tools that the Aboriginal...More

Thank Efrat18G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went to the botanical gardens, where I was spell bound at the beauty of the plants. The sights of the harbour. The variety of colours of the blooms. I had made arrangements to have lunch at the botanical restaurant. Which was faultless, looking out...More

Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Once you enter these iconic gardens starting at the Opera House you can stroll along the waterfront heading to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair stop and look back. You will observe the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. But the beautiful gardens and the pathways that...More

Thank Robyn K
Reviewed 2 days ago

I used to work in Sydney, and over the changing seasons I would in some years wander through the Botanic Gardens twice a week at lunchtime, eat my sandwiches. I got a sense of the continuing renewal. In retirement I’ve visited Botanic Gardens in many...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous and walkable from everywhere. We loved these gardens though I prefer the Perth Western Australian Botanic Garden for uniqueness.

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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
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June 1, 2018|
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Response from Myriou_S | Reviewed this property |
Hello Annie :) Yes the entry to the garden is free. And I’m not absolutely sure but if I remember well, the Vivid lights event is free as well ! Enjoy :)
Shicrmoktan T
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Traveller879 | Reviewed this property |
To see the plants and wildlife
Sushil G
May 22, 2018|
Response from Tursi65 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I don’t understand the question?