Hyde Park, Sydney

4.4
#9 of 105 in Parks in Sydney
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hyde Park and many more Sydney attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sydney day trip website .
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  • There were a lot of flies, and it was noisy. When I went to see cook's statue, i was homeless and couldn't read the inscription. Why are there so many flies?...
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  • It is a large park in the center of the city. It was crowded with families and tourists. There are also St Mary's Cathedral and the Queen Victoria Building nearby.
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  • What a great well maintained park for a walk around. Definitely recommend a stroll with a coffee and a cake!  more »
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  • What a glorious Park, the first public park in Australia! So much history - if only those stunning old trees could talk! The magnificent Moreton Bay Fig Trees have to be my favourite. This park is beautifully maintained and presented. It has a restful, peaceful ambience. A space beckoning you to sit, rest a while, breathe, enjoy being at peace, before going on with your day. I highly recommend it.
  • Fantastic green space - lungs of the city - that is great to rest in a lunchtime. Check out the Sandringham Garden, Archibald Fountain and Giant Chess Board,. Children-friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Good place to sight Bin-chickens. Best train station is St James. Various bus routes. Best car-parking is Domain.
  • Hyde Park is definitely a better park to stroll through compared to its neighbouring botanical gardens. More of a view to see and photos to be taken of. A more preferable location to visit and to simply just get fresh air.
  • Beautiful park in the heart of the Sydney. This is definitely my favorite park in this city. It is very relaxing, when I went last time there was a guy playing some classic music which was so beautiful. It's very green, there are a lots of birds... Just bring some book and towel and enjoy your afternoon in the nature!
  • A wonderful place to take some time off to relax and learn about the sacrifices made by Australians during the wars around the world. The staff were also very friendly and approachable, ready to teach and educate those willing to know more. The facilities are well made too. There's also toilets and lockers available on site
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