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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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  • We walked through the Hide Park enjoying the cool of the shady avenues and being in a park in a middle of the city. An amazingly beautiful park not too far from the Royal Botanic Garden. Do not miss t...  more »
  • We took a sunny winters Sunday stroll through the Park to capture another side of Sydney. The canopy of Fig trees highlights the foresight of this City's fore fathers.  more »
  • Whether you take a break and have some lunch in the Park, or visit the War Memorial, or just stroll through the gardens, or come back after dark and walk along the lit walkways - Hyde Park is a beauti...  more »
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  • Beautiful park. Well maintained gardens. This is a great place to wander on a warm autumn day. Good place to read a book or sit with friends and have lunch. There are some great exhibitions held in the park too. They also have the night time noodle market and a range of other events here.
  • Always lovely and laid back. Usually just sit on the grass and enjoy the sunshine. It always seems to be clean and well maintained. The fountain is nice and usually surrounded with freshly planted flower displays.
  • Excellent city park to wander around during lunchtime or simply explore on the weekend. The Archibald Fountain has grand features and is worthy of a photo or two! Free walking tours start here, run by volunteers and are well worth the effort to go on them. The volunteers​ simply ask for a donation at the end. Tip them well as they are a wealth of free knowledge!
  • Central Park of Sydney, massive Archibald Fountain and Sydney's impressive art deco war memorial is located here and surrounded by many inner city landmarks. Well worth the visit
  • Lovely quaint parklands in the heart of the city. Great spot to get some sun on your afternoon lunches. There's also the St James cafe near the waterfall for a cheeky wine or an excellent mocha.