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The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

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Address: Macquarie St., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 83541044
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From Lady Macquarie's bench to the Opera House

The walk stretches from the Sydney domain at Lady Macquarie's bench via a section of the botanical gardens to the opera house. It takes less than half an hour to walk this stretch... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The walk stretches from the Sydney domain at Lady Macquarie's bench via a section of the botanical gardens to the opera house. It takes less than half an hour to walk this stretch and along the side one finds quite a few benches with nice views of the Opera House, gardens and skyline. For those who like to walk this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One afternoon I visited the Botanic Gardens and then walked along the water to the Opera House. It's a great walk full of beautiful scenes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful walk with beautiful gardens. Very scenic and enjoyable. Take a blanket, read a book and have a picnic too! Then take some snaps of the opera house

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the walk in reverse, starting at the Botanical Gardens, walking to Mrs. Macquarie's Chair and then back around to the Opera House. It was a beautiful Spring day. Some of the flowers in the garden were past their prime, but beautiful all the same. The Garden is large, meaning that crowds disperse, so we never felt like we... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful walk to take in the city of Sydney. I lived in Sydney with a young baby and frequently did this walk with a stroller or baby carrier/pouch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This walk allows views of a number of Sydney icons including the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and the botanic gardens. The gardens have some amazing trees and flowers. There are lots of places to get refreshments along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A must see in Sydney. This is the most iconic place in the city. You can have the tour of the inside but if you have a chance buy tickets to a show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic walk from the magnificent Opera house all the way to the best look out spot "Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair" and then via the coastal pathway toward Woolloomooloo wharf and back into the gardens from the southern corner. The pathway is reasonably flat. One can either walk along the pathways or over the manicured grass and admire the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful way to pass an hour on a Saturday morning. Watch the sunrise over the Opera House and the reflection on the harbour. Have a coffee down at Woolloomalloo before walking back. Relax and treat yourself!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Botanic Gardens are at the top of the hill so it's nice to wander through them and then down to the Opera House especially in the evening.

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