Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

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One of the best free attractions in Sydney, Royal Botanic Gardens offers 30 hectares (74 acres) of colorful native Australian plants, decorative fountains and statues, and animals such as possums, flying foxes, water-dragons, blue-tongued lizards, Australian birds, and butterflies. The free daily morning walking tour will introduce you to the gardens, while the scenic Choo Choo Express train tours departing throughout the day cover more of the site's expanse. Put Royal Botanic Gardens at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sydney trip itinerary planner.
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  • Not much to say. The gardens are beautiful, the smells are magnificent, and the views of the Sydney Opera house are some of the best. The little cafe that's located in the park serves a wide variety o...  more »
  • Enjoyed walking through the gardens today after visiting the Sydney Opera House. Even though there was a slight mist in the air, we still enjoyed the beauty within the city.  more »
  • these are well-maintained gardens. you can have a walk. the light show is creative and fun. great views of the harbor and opera house as well.  more »
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  • The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney are beautiful all year round. Tourist and locals can bring a picnic lunch and sit on the grass looking out at the harbour. Or you can buy food at the cafe and then wander around looking at the beautiful flowers, trees, plants and ducks around the ponds. The Royal Botanic Gardens come to life at night for 3 weeks in June when the magical lights turn on during Sydney's Vivid Festival. It is truly amazing.
  • 201 years old, the garden is perched beside the Opera House for easy access. It has among the most diverse selection of native and non native flowers, plants and trees. The Calyx is a paid glasshouse that is featured with the park. Highly recommended for tourists as part of their walk to Mrs Macquaries Chair.
  • Awesome place for a walk. Plenty of various plants. Bring umbrella if there's a chance of rain for there are no shades along the way. There is only one restroom in the garden and a long walk from anywhere. A considerable section is secured and off-limits to the public as it is reserved for the governor general 😏
  • What all you need!! Opera house connected with beach and botanical gardens gives a pleasant feeling once you visit. The ferns and petals in the garden will make your camera feel happy. The path beside the sea will be quite interesting.
  • Beautiful setting for a days walk or a picnic. Certain ethnic groups need to share views and picture places. Gardens very interesting and plants well marked. Nice central restaurant with good variety. Long lineup to restaurant.