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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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Gorgeous area for a walk or a jog. Lots of places to stop and sit and enjoy the scenery. Bring your camera to take some fabulous pictures.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous area for a walk or a jog. Lots of places to stop and sit and enjoy the scenery. Bring your camera to take some fabulous pictures.

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Thank losinginla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Facinating experience, take the opera house tour, eat in the bistros below the opera house, great value prompt service, family friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even if you are not a garden lover this walk is still worth the visit. Wonderful views of the Harbour.

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Thank SonNY2002
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have walked from the Opera House through the Botanical Gardens many times and love it each time. The views from the Opera House of the harbor are spectacular and then you turn around and stroll through the trees and gardens within the Botanical Gardens. The city seems to disappear and you can sit and read or chat in peace. I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a fabulous birthday buffet lunch at Cafe Opera in the InterContinenial Hotel Sydney, we walked through the beautiful Botanical gardens down to Lady Macquarie's Chair Mrs Macquarie's Chair which is an exposed sandstone rock cut into the shape of a bench, on a peninsula in Sydney Harbour, hand carved by convicts from sandstone in 1810 for Governor Macquarie's wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can see the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge,mthe harbour itself, and get some lovely photos along the waters edge and in the botanic gardens itself. I really don't understand some of the negative reviews of the gardens - people writing things like 'it's just gardens' - well, yes, it is just gardens - what exactly were you expecting? I'd... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely harbour views. The gardens are a peaceful oasis in the busy City, all year around. Spring is always special and the flowers are on show. There is a cafe in the gardens, or you can take your own picnic. My grand kids loved rolling down the grassy slopes and climbing some trees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tiles that make up the roof looks absolutely beautiful , a slow walk around the building taking in the breath taking structure is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful way to spend some free time is to take a walk around the Opera House, also to head to the Botanic Gardens. It is a truly beautiful setting where you can admire some of the rarest species of plants and trees, besides other surprises. You can see the harbour and all its beauty. Something not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Coming from the Art gallery we walked through the Botanic Gardens before heading out as recommended by Gardens volunteers via the furthest gateway exiting onto the sweeping concourse that leads to the Opera House. The stone walls and stone stairs are dramatic as is the splendour of the Opera House. So popular for photos. Rightly so!

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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.