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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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  • Hyde park is lovely and it's usually cool when it's hot in other places in Sydney. It's a lovely walk from Paddington into the city. Has lots of nice places to sit, and a good aspect onto the CBD. 
  • For me, there's nothing better than grabbing my camera, and heading off to Hyde Park in the early morning to catch the sun's rays. I love to walk the entire length, starting at Liverpool Street. There...  more »
  • Sandringham Garden is the key feature for me, planted in honour of King George V and King George VI. Plenty of space to sit and wander, plenty of trees to offer shade on a hot day. 
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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.