Hyde Park, Sydney

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#10 of 78 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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  • This is a beautiful park, ample of things to do for kids and adults alike. This is a huge park, separated by road in between. It is flanked by St Mary's on one side. It's lovely!  more »
  • If you plan to walk through the center of Sydney, the Park is going to be one way or the other in your way.
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  • This park strikes a good balance of the features which might be expected in a city centre park. There are not too many flowers, the trees are well spaced and the fountains and statuary are not out of ...  more »
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  • We enjoyed a lot there. Its not different from any other park but it's opposite to Church. So many newly married couples were busy in photo session. There was some German festival organized so lot many young boys and girls were passing through. It's was so colorful evening. If I say Australia was there for the event
  • Generally speaking it's a nice park if you go in and only focus on the park, if you look around though and take everything in you'll notice some of its bad sides. Currently under construction at the war memorial end. There is constant foot traffic of homeless and junkies that utilise the park. Major lack of public toilets, relying on one or 2 timed automatic toilets dotted at each end of the park. Other than all that though you have some great old fig trees and the occasional event hosted here.
  • I have had many great photo opportunities here. I enjoy this beautiful place right in the middle of the city. You can never tell what you will find, one of the last times I was here met a friendly local brush tail possum.
  • Nice city park with the smell of China Town near by. Take a train from near by Martin Place to Town Hall and have a relaxing scroll towards Darling Harbour. Hyde Park is an ideal place to show of some of your magic tricks to walkers/joggers.
  • The ANZAC memorial is on one end and the St Mary's Cathedral on the other..in between lies the Hyde Park. Also the museum is nearby. The Park is clean and well manicured. You have places to sit around. You can catch a glimpse of the Sydney eye tower from here .

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