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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is a major botanical Garden located in the heart of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Opened in 1816, the garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9231 8111
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While the gardens are very beautiful, I had expected more. The setting is very picturesque and the landscaping is well taken care of. We were there during a heat wave so I am sure the flowers were not at their best.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a very pleasant time in the Royal Botanical Gardens, especially as the entrance is free ! We arrived via the 441 bus and entered through the Woolloomooloo gate. The majority of the tall trees are round this part of the gardens so there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank fatbear2000
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's just next to Sydney Opera House, and easy to access through the surrounding walk next to it. It's large and a great place to jog/walk an enjoy yourself here. Lots of birds and plants here making it a place for wildlife lover as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank seanliutravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a lot of walking to do inside. However, if you catch a mini train steps away from the Opera House, it takes you for a 25 min train ride inside the Royal Botanical Gardens and you really get a gist of the whole...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank A and Z
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a walk in the Botanical Gardens in Sydney yesterday. We joined a free tour which had a historical and botanical flavour which was superb, thanks to our guide Denise. It was nice and peaceful just to wander about the gardens...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NZGavinD
Reviewed 4 days ago

Located in a magnificent position at the harbours edge in the heart of the city. The views are spectacular over the water , the gardens include a palm collection herb gardens and lots of space to relax in. A great spot to sit and watch...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not the best botanical we’ve been to in Australia, but worth a walk around on a lazy Sunday afternoon, you’ll find a peaceful spot somewhere. Plants and trees are well signed

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank T3SSU
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not the best garden we have been to but it gives great views of both the bridge and the Opera House. Easy walk from the circular quay and Opera House itself. I would consider it to be more of a park than garden.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank TeeGee26
Reviewed 5 days ago

Carnivorous plants display very well done. Many very old tress planted over a century ago are wonderful. Wild cockatoos topped it off with antics in the trees.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wayne N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took the little train around the gardens which was fun, interesting and very informative. A great way to see all of the highlights and sites, birds, eels and beautiful fauna and Flora. For 10$ it was worth it.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
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1 June 2018|
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Response from Myriou_S | Reviewed this property |
Hello Annie :) Yes the entry to the garden is free. And I’m not absolutely sure but if I remember well, the Vivid lights event is free as well ! Enjoy :)
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22 May 2018|
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Response from Traveller879 | Reviewed this property |
To see the plants and wildlife
Sushil G
22 May 2018|
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