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Hyde Park, Sydney

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Visit the oldest public park in Australia, Hyde Park. From the very early days of the colony, the open area was a top spot for sports such a cricket, rugby, and even organized bare-knuckle fights. Today, it remains an ideal spot for a morning jog or a stroll among fig-lined avenues in the park. The gardens are well-kept and home to approximately 580 trees. There are many monuments to stop and see, such as the Archibald Fountain, the ANZAC War Memorial, an obelisk with Egyptian features, and a monument to Captain James Cook. You can do what the locals like to do, grab a latte, people watch, or read a book on the grass. A visit to Hyde Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sydney vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Perfect spot to relax sitting on the grass or even take a nap. It is very pretty and green. Great to take a walk and take pictures. The park has its own train station and it is large enough to spend t...  more »
  • Passed through Hyde Park on our way to St. Mary's Cathedral. Relaxed atmosphere. Tourists' favorite spot in this park is the Archibald Fountain. A very nice attraction. Visit this place for a nice str...  more »
  • We walked here from Sydney Harbour. It was a perfect spot to stop and enjoy the shade and rest up a bit before continuing on. There were a few musicians performing so we listened to them for a bit too...  more »
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  • What an awesome chillout place in the city! The peace and tranquility that is much needed in the busy CBD.
  • Nice park for everyone! Alot of people come here for lunch, always have people playing live music's. Sometimes you even get artist selling really nice paintings of their own.
  • Lovely park, nice to enjoy on a good day, beautiful church in the back drop, local street performers frequent here. Perfect for those days to lay on the grass, look up at the sky and do absolutely nothing.
  • An absolutely wonderful space. Great place to bring a book, sit on a bench (or lay out on the grass if it's a nice day), and read. Periodic events change the feel of it, but hard to turn noodle markets and such... certainly a place to go, regardless of what's in town.
  • It's a quite place in the middle of the city. Good place to relax and even get a picnic, has a beautiful building and good vegetation.