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Royal Botanic Gardens

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Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9231 8111
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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A Brief Walk Through History

If you only have a short time in Sydney, do yourself a favour and visit the Royal botanic Gardens. They were first laid out not long after the first settlement at Sydney Cove, and... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you only have a short time in Sydney, do yourself a favour and visit the Royal botanic Gardens. They were first laid out not long after the first settlement at Sydney Cove, and many of the early structures still remain. From Mrs Macquarie's Chair to Government House and east to the Art Gallery of NSW you'll get an idea... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely place to explore. Hard to believe you are still in such a busy place when you are meandering through the trees and sculptures in the gardens. An escape from the hustle n bustle of Sydney streets with gorgeous views over the water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So, am down from Brisbane for a couple of days on business, company head office is in Sydney, and a team building exercise in the botanical gardens for the day! Personally, let me just wander and read the print off every notice board and name tag and I would be over the moon, add in spectacular Sydney weather, and a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an enjoyable walk around the Botanic Gardens. Great views of the Opera House. Colourful flora and trees. Nice cafe on site too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During our recent travels to Sydney, Australia, we took the time to walk from the Opera House to the Botanical Gardens to see Mrs. Macquaries Chair and it was a long leisurely walk in the Gardens at the end of a very long day. We had just enough energy to see Mrs. Macquaries Chair and then take the first available... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large botanical gardens next to the Opera House, so combine the 2 on a days sightseeing. Well laid out and has plenty of information on the plants. Lovely just to relax in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just next to the Sydney CBD, this garden is relaxing and when you look up, exiting skyline of the city is just behind. Close to Opera house, Hyde park, and historical the rocks district where you will enjoy walking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

when i was there i'm very happy. beautiful old trees . Lovely place but it looked not quite done yet? Great example of what to do if you have lots of shade. Nice tributes to loved ones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have this fantastic view of the City and the harbour from all areas of the Gardens, as well as the great sights within the Gardens themselves. A must visit to Sydney. I was there photographing for work and its just a nice peaceful place to be.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this oversized beauty it's just fabulous a must see for everyone ,there is a good cafe in the gardens and a gallery it's peaceful and a really good place to go with children or couples just to visit one of my favourite places the flowers are amazing

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Staying in Central Business District

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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.
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