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Royal Botanic Gardens

Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 8111
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9231 8111
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Reviewed February 21, 2016

I spent about 4 hours walking around the gardens (and the domain). The gardens are very nice and offer some good views of the city and harbor. The gardens are meticulous maintained which is no small feat given the enormity of the place. I liked...More

Thank Amy O
Reviewed February 20, 2016

This is a visit that must be taken. Situated near the Opera House, even people who are not into nature and gardens will find this an inspiring place. So peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of the City, extending to 75 acres of some...More

Thank David S
Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Staying downtown at the Marriott made this attraction a great day thing to do since weather was nice and it was very close with stunning views, caves and rocks for kids to climb on and tons of birds (cockatooes and Mcaws too), flowers and trees...More

Thank Kaelan
Reviewed February 20, 2016

We were delighted when we toured the gardens. Most cities we visit, we look out the city garden as an easy way to get over jet lag or de-stress. This is way more than that. Birds, plantings, the trails, harbor views, just terrific.

Thank KenTheTraveler2014
Reviewed February 20, 2016

And if you get bored with nature have lunch or brunch at one of the many restaurants in the gardens. Beautiful spot that is on the must list for any travellor to Sydney

Thank bosslady000
Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

A stroll in these lovely gardens, so close to the city, provides a delightful refuge from the humid heat of Sydney in February. We enjoyed the cockatoos, the variety of plants ( including pink bananas) the verdant, neatly trimmed lawns and the huge shady trees....More

Thank SueMAustralia
Reviewed February 20, 2016

We spent over 4 hours wandering around the multiple paved paths looking at trees and flowers. Many have placards with name and info, very helpful. Would go back again to see even more.

Thank OWJohn
Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a wander around, there's some stunning flowers and great views of the Harbour at Farm Cove. Also great history section about the European settlers and their struggles to plant food.

Thank Philippa J
Reviewed February 20, 2016

My wife and I were spending our first morning in Sydney as part of our tour of Australia and strolled down to Circular Quay in the early morning sun and made our way to the botanical gardens. It was a delight. The gardens are beautifully...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2016

Near the Sydney Opera House a perfect place to relax. Lots of big old trees, beautiful flowers and birds. There's also a great view to the city

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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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