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The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

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Address: Macquarie St., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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the Botanic gardens are beautiful, set against the backdrop of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, you cannot go wrong.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

the Botanic gardens are beautiful, set against the backdrop of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, you cannot go wrong.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

the walk from opera house to the botanical gardens along with the harbour side walk inside the garden are a treat for your eyes. the view of the harbour bridge, the north sydney skyline, the waves and the cool breeze blowing across your face can make your day!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

Gorgeous scenery, a fabulous oasis in the city, allows you to pause and take it all in. Even if you just cut through the gardens to get to Macquarie street, it's worth the diversion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

What a lovely waterfront manicured area! We really enjoyed this walk and ended up doing it a few times. It was so nice to see how much the city cares for its public spaces.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

You can easily spend a couple of days walking around in downtown Sydney and around the harbor. The Botanic Gardens are beautiful and tranquil. The Opera House is not to be missed.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

A wonderful walk for locals and visitors alike. Spectacular view of harbour bridge and opera house. Start at Mrs Macquaries chair and walk around to the Opera house.

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Warilla, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just walking and taking time to smell the roses is a lovely way to see Sydney. Even though you are minutes away from the CBD you can escape the hustle and bustle and take time out to revive your soul. Lay under a tree, practice yoga, have coffee, explore and recharge in this peace of paradise in a busy dynamic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went here for a walk at 7 am of July 6th. The atmosphere was cold but refreshing. The gardens are beautiful and the walkway is very well maintained. The views of Sydney harbour bridge and of the Opera house are stunning , especially if you reach upto the Mrs. Macquaire's chair viewpoint.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015

Visited this area twice. Once running (Sydney is a great city for running) and once walking with my wife. The Opera House is impressive and the gardens are a delight. They have great variety and interesting nooks. Walking along the seaside to Mrs McQuarrie's (?) Chair is wonderful way to experience the harbor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015

So was to get around this city and it was nice to walk from one attraction to another all in one day. And, you're surrounded by a gorgeous harbor!

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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.
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