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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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Wow! This backdrop is incredible, and with far fewer tourists than coming from circular quay! The Sydney Opera house is elluminated by the sun and the reflections off the water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! This backdrop is incredible, and with far fewer tourists than coming from circular quay! The Sydney Opera house is elluminated by the sun and the reflections off the water, with the Harbour Bridge nestled in the background. This view of the opera house is a must see. I could sit and admire this view for hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must do while in Sydney! Very pretty garden, lots of exotic birds can be spotted and of course the view of Opera House and Harbour Bridge behind it can't be beat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful day out. Wether you arrive by train, bus or ferry a walk from the Quay to the Opera house then along the walkway to the Botanical gardens is memorable. Lunch in the gardens is peaceful and the gardens provide paths to stroll through enjoying the plants and birds. You can then walk up to the art gallery and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and lovely place, strongly recommended. Very relaxing and stress-free walk around. Very pleasant. Awesome

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

One can start at either end, that is near the Art Gallery and walk along past Lady Macquarie's Chair and then around Farm Cove to the Opera House or start at the Opera House if one is already in the city and go the other way. There are many detours to take through the beautiful gardens, especially in spring and... More 

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

The walk from the Opera House and ending up in the Botanic Gardens is a must for any visitor to Sydney! It not only offers views and close inspection of some of Sydneys iconic landmarks but it also takes the visitor on a trip back in time, visiting the landing spot of the First Fleet, some early buildings and sites... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of different plants to enjoy. There's even a section with different lawn grasses so you can compare!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It ia a nice way to explore and photoshoot the beauty of this man made architecture, Opera House on one hand and the nature and the greens in the form of Royal Botanical Gardens on the other. A leisurely walk along the coast gives you various views of the city as well. A treat for people found of walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great for a lazy day stroll, beautiful harbour and lovely park.cafe for refreshments, feed the ducks, sit in the sun and enjoy the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You must bring along a camera. Whether you are local to Sydney or not. The views are spectacular every time. Allow an extra hour plus to visit the Art Gallery and have a cup of tea and a cake at the cafe there. The trees in the Botanical Gardens are very exotic by today's standards and were brought in from... More 

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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.