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The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

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Sandstone and Botanical plants

It is hard to think what this area looked like in 1788. The walk around the Botanical Gardens is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
StiffleEverywhere
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Sydney, Australia
An interesting walk.

A comfortable walk past beautiful restaurants, enjoying the view of the Opera House and the Harbour... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

It is hard to think what this area looked like in 1788. The walk around the Botanical Gardens is peaceful however for elderly it can take it toll in summer as it is rather hot walking along the pathway, so walk through the canopy of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StiffleEverywhere
Reviewed yesterday

A comfortable walk past beautiful restaurants, enjoying the view of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge with all the ferries sailing by. The Botanical gardens so peaceful and beautiful in the spring, swans on the lake and cafe and toilets to enjoy a cuppa...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jenny P
Reviewed yesterday

With the entrance located right at the Opera House on the water the views are amazing on a clear day. Short distance to eateries. Stroll through the various gardens or take a lunch for a peaceful break.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WATravelgirl1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stunning views on a clear sunny day in Dec. The harbour was full of party boats in the leadup to Xmas and I lost count of how many wedding ceremonies I saw in action on a Sat in early Dec! Most of the paths were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The walk is stunning , next to the harbour and the Botanic Gardens . Bicycles cannot be ridden but can be pushed! The gardens are always so well maintained and the view of the Opera House from different spots does not disappoint.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Use this entrance to enter Botanical Gardens saves you time and effort over the official main entrance as this routh is well connected by Circular Quay when non driver will welcome. Walking along Circular Quay towards Opera House will led you to this entrance as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Good_Partner
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful walk with harbour views, but can be very busy with joggers who makes u keep your head up. Take your camera for shots of opera house. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OntarioCanuck1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I appreciate you’re on a tight schedule while in Sydney; but you will be kicking yourself if you miss out on doing this walk. Go early morning and collect a coffee on the way. It’s the perfect way to watch the city come alive, before...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 336Chelsea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spotted this lizard in the Botanical Garden. Beautiful animals, birds, flowers, plants and trees. Great spot to hang out and enjoy Sydney.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ursulaf942
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a stroll along the waterfront then inland to the gardens, there are often interesting exibits in the gardens. or Cheat and take the train that goes from Gardens Opera House entrance and get your bearings... just 10 dollars/person. Amazing views on a sunny Sydney...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kala R
2 March 2018|
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Response from 363bev | Reviewed this property |
If you go on the Opera house web site it will give you all the shows that are currently on. If you are staying in a hotel the reception or concierge will be able to help you.
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NickZivs
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
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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) .
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