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. 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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  • OASIS next to the St. Mary's Cathedral, in the middle of the city that is the place. It is the perfect place to stroll around town and get little breath
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  • A lovely walk down through the giant Moreton Bay Figs at night. We had been to Vivid and were quite truthfully a bit stressed from the experience - it's very crowded. Hyde Park proved to be just the t...  more »
  • A large park right in the center of the city that is popular with tourists and locals alike. Popular with runners and walkers and close to a lot of the sights.  more »
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  • This is one of the most beautiful and well kept parks I’ve visited. There is lots to see and lots of history, it’s easy to spend the day just wandering around. There is an excellent restaurant in the park with a great choice of food and drink, however I would recommend taking a pick-nick. The views of the harbour from the park are stunning. A must when visiting Sydney.
  • Large, impressive park in the Sydney CBD. One of Sydney's premiere parks with statues, fountains and lots of picnic spots. Being close to high density offices, the park can get quite busy at lunch time through the working week. Hyde Park also hosts various festivals over the year, including food and wine festivals, music and other shows. The park is well lit and generally safe, but for BBQ facilities or sports activities would choose another option like the nearby Botanic Gardens. Otherwise, Hyde Park is a picturesque slice of inner Sydney and worth a visit.
  • Great statues of memorable people of Sydney's past. Grand old trees. Flower beds full of colour. People walking, strolling, lunching, picnicking or just taking in the ambience. One of the great aspects is that there are several magnificent buildings on its edges - St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, The Australian Museum, St Andrew's Anglican Cathedral and St James Church.
  • Always a retreat for the mind, body and soul! And right in the middle of the Sydney city mayhem. Great quiet place for a quick recharge. So underrated.. but amazing greenery. Love it everytime in my lunch visit.
  • Beautiful park. Very clean and very well maintained. People go in groups or by themselves and sit on the grass and just enjoy the day. Very family friendly and plenty to see.
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