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The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

Macquarie St., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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On a sunny day - Magic

The walk from the Opera house is easy. Sydney cove has a great old sandstone wall around it. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wollongong, Australia
One of the best walks of my life

So I walked from the Opera House past Mrs. Macquires and past Andrew Boy Charlton Pool to the dock... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Samantha F
Melbourne, Australia
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Macquarie St., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The walk from the Opera house is easy. Sydney cove has a great old sandstone wall around it. The botanical gardens are amazing and very spacious. There is a kiosk and swans, ducks and other birds around the old structures and ponds. A lazy picnic,...More

Thank AussieRicho1
Reviewed yesterday

So I walked from the Opera House past Mrs. Macquires and past Andrew Boy Charlton Pool to the dock there. I found this a rewarding walk. I was luck enough to witness all the war ships docked there.

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sprawling grounds, lots of shady patches. Love walking around the harbour as it reminds us of home but quite a bit of rubbish in the ocean ruins the lovely view on the coastal walk.

Thank Kylie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is adjacent to the Opera House. We killed two birds in one stone by confirming our guided tour time for the Opera House and used the time in between to see this garden. It is a huge area to cover within a short time....More

Thank acbchan543
Reviewed 4 days ago

must see place when in Sydney. Walk round view the harbour and watch the world go by while having a drink or meal.

Thank Bazza199
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On a nice day, it seems like the Botantic Gardens are the place to be. We walked through the Gardens on the way back to our hotel after visiting the Harbour. It was a lovely walk--lots of families, couples, friends just relaxing.

Thank Simone A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After experiencing the opera house, just detour slightly and take a walk into the botanical gardens. The walk along the foreshore affords you both the harbour views and the garden experience. There are so many opportunities to experience something authentic. I love the gardens in...More

Thank Tryatleastonce
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This walk is incredible. There are so many plants including trees, succulents, flowers, even a greenhouse with orchids. We even saw what I believe is the largest green wall in Australia though have not verified that. It was so neat to see the engineering and...More

Thank hmk703
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We watched pods of kayakers challenge the waves from passing harbor traffic. Great views of the Opera House and occasional welcomed moments of shade. Watched fast splashy harbor shuttles, brightly colored harbor taxi traffic. Many ferries and sightseeing helicopters and seaplanes. This is not a...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 6 days ago

You could nearly spend the whole day in the park - lovely gardens lots to see - places to relax have a coffee or just watch the world go by

Thank belfast-jj
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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