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Royal Botanic Gardens

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Central Business District
As featured in 3 Days in Sydney and 8 other guides
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Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9231 8111
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Today
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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US$113.77*
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I had a picnic with my friends after wAlking around the opera house and the Sydney bridge. The place is very nice to sit for a while and enjoy. You can walk a lot around it or... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I had a picnic with my friends after wAlking around the opera house and the Sydney bridge. The place is very nice to sit for a while and enjoy. You can walk a lot around it or just chill and enjoy the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a lovely place to visit, some beautiful plants and wildlife, from lovely cockatoos to eels in the pond!! If you go take your camera because there are some beautiful views to be seen. We walked from the opera house to the other end where there was loads of navy ships. We sat down and had a ice cream at... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are so many amazing plants and trees in the botanical gardens. There are several fig trees that are over 150 years old. The lily ponds had lotus flowers that stood 5 feet tall. There is a gift shop with really beautiful, different and reasonably priced items. We didn't ride it but there is a cool train to take you... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not miss this place. There is a part in the park where you can read their history. Do not miss the macquarie chair and the picnic site. good spot for people watching especially during lunch time

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Thank vlad0930
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful park, so close to the CBD. There are many hectares of wonderful gardens, free guided walks, open spaces, ponds, picnic areas ... I love coming here to wander and relax and makes this a regular destination when I am in Sydney for work or pleasure!

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Thank Terry P
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I chanced upon the garden while walking to the Sydney Habour. Definitely worth the visit for after dinner to enjoy the sights and smells of flowers

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An iconic Sydney experience. Wander through the gardens to Mrs Macquarie's Chair and down to the Opera House via the waterfront. You'll have the best photo opportunities of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge along this route.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It would be quite easy to spend the whole day at the gardens. There is lots to see and do and offers the best views of the city. There is currently an outdoor cinema in the gardens, book early if you want to see a screening, they fill up quickly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a last minute decision as we were going to explore the rocks. The temperature rose up to the 40c so we decided a train trip around the Botanical garden would be nice. I thought it was really just for kids but it was a 25min trip with a commentary as we rode past the places and plants of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Besides all the nature, don't miss Mrs Macquaries Chair spot, this is one of the best views of the bay, Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Once there, sit down and relax, it's a totally different vibe, very peaceful and relaxing. Definitely recommended!

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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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