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Hyde Park

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Address: Macquarie St | Darling Harbour Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Absolutely beautiful scenery with the War memorial, fountain and views of St Mary's Cathedral. Loved listening to the buskers at th fountain, only downside the young not so good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Porirua, New Zealand
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84 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good to have some green space in the centre of the city, but not much more than grass and trees. Perhaps because of the time of year there was not much flowering. Also statues and the ANZAC memorial to see.

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Patong
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful scenery with the War memorial, fountain and views of St Mary's Cathedral. Loved listening to the buskers at th fountain, only downside the young not so good skate boarders practicing their moves in front of the war memorial not giving a damn about people trying to take in the serenity or beauty of this place.

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Santa Rosa, California
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful city park! Super clean, great walking paths, lots going on. Plan on spending some time here.

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Herndon, Virginia
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276 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hit Hyde Park on a beautiful day after lots of walking around Sydney. The park was a nice shady respite from the mid-day heat. There are lots of benches, with lots of foliage and birds (sacred ibis, magpies). Good people-watching spot from a bench near the Archibald Fountain, accompanied by pleasant music from a guitarist promoting his CDs. The... More 

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Virginia Beach
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Upon arriving in Sydney for an extended visit, I rented an apartment overlooking Hyde Park. for several months I have enjoyed sitting on the balcony overlooking the Park, watching people below. The Park hosts big events like the annual LGBTQ Mardi Gras and a huge Anzac Day event, but most days the Park is serene and peaceful. There are lots... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love having lunch on the grass on sunny days, it gets very popular with locals and tourists, catching the rays, in a peaceful environment. However, our favourite spot within the park, is Sandringham Gardens, a beautiful space, with a lovely view to the cathedral, with seating, shade and terraced flowerbeds surround the fountain, a perfect sanctuary from the hustle... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Highly recommend watching the big chess game during the day, even get involved, walk through the greenery, have a picnic, etc.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Large city park with a lot going on, nice spot for a stroll or to sit and absorb the views. Easy access by transportation.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Anzac Memorial ahead of Anzac Day....a very moving building. Walked through the park, almost in the heart of the city, with lovely shaded areas with attractive features, such as sculptures and a fountain.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful and well kept gardens. Very clean. Archibald fountain is quite impressive too. Nice and peaceful break from the buzzing city

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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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