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The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

Macquarie St., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Beautiful walk along the waterfront

Our favourite walk was from the Royal Botanic Garden. That way you get to enjoy different... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Niko P
via mobile
Very pleasant stroll

You get fantastic views of the Opera, Harbour bridge and CBD along this walk. Plus some lovely... read more

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“opera house” (2,148 reviews)
“lovely walk” (249 reviews)
Macquarie St., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our favourite walk was from the Royal Botanic Garden. That way you get to enjoy different perspectives of the opera, from far to near. The walk is pleasant and offers many beautiful photo spots.

Thank Niko P
Reviewed 5 days ago

You get fantastic views of the Opera, Harbour bridge and CBD along this walk. Plus some lovely trees from the Botanic gardens.

Thank travel2dive
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I did both opera house and botanical garden walking tour my last afternoon in Sydney. Fun exercise, it's a big botanical garden. Not sure how far I walked but considerable distance. Walking around the opera house and then through the gardens is a moderate hike...More

Thank george60898
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk is not too long, and there's great views of the Opera House, harbor, and botanic gardens. Make sure to make it all the way from the Opera House to Mrs. Macquarie's Chair in the botanic gardens.

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 1 week ago

just do it. It is worth it. Beautifull and fun to do. It doesnot take that long either. At least we felt so after walking this walk.

1  Thank Theo V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the opera house, bridge and harbour as you walk. Just watch the time the gates close as you need to get out of the botanical gardens before closing time!

Thank julesthumper
Reviewed 1 week ago

What great views on any sunny day to see the Opera house but the views on the botanical gardens are awesome as well. We could not believe how green everything is and we visited during their winter. If you like a little nature you have...More

Thank UDbill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a peaceful and scenic walk from the Opera House steps along the harbours edge to the Botanic Gardens. It was an easy walk and not strenuous. We plan to return and take the grand children.

Thank MarionMH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The opera house to botanic gardens walk, the location just around the opera house which surrounding by botanic gardens with a wonderful view.

Thank Reception498
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a really nice trail along the water with great views. The walk is not long, some people are jogging and others are strolling. Plenty of room and really well maintained

Thank Kelly M
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14 December 2016|
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Response from Terralee P | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to do all that in the morning. There are tours of the opera house you might not have time for if you want to wander around the gardens longer - but they are all right in the same place, so if you have an... More
barry o
11 September 2015|
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Response from Bondi_Phil |
April in Sydney is Autumn : it's warm but not as hot as in the summer months. Very nice for walking about. Expect daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F) cooling down at night to 15°C (58°F) .
7 July 2015|
Response from chezba | Reviewed this property |
you do not have to pay to see the opera house from the outside. if you would like to see a performance you would book on line and there is a cost its lovely to walk around the opera house have drink and a meal at one of the... More