Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

(4.7/5 based on 6,000+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Whilst for plants people the gardens are not in the same class as their competitors in Melbourne they are superior in the spectacular views that they provide. From the many paths their are stunning vi...  more »
  • Not as lush as we had hoped. Not much in the way of flowers. Some beautiful palms and native plants, however. 
  • If you enjoy botanic gardens this is a great one! With backdrops of the Harbor and lots of variety of plants you can spend a short amount of time or spend a long time exploring! Very central and a gre...  more »
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  • As far as I am concerned, the Royal Botanic Gardens are a must for anyone visiting Sydney who enjoys gardens. Quite expansive, you can wander from the Mitchell Library near none corner right down to the Harbour and the Opera House at the other corner. This is not really a flower-type garden, albeit flowers can be viewed here. It is more a tree and bush type garden. The cafĂ©/restaurant in the middle is quite nice and the place has a real family feel to it. Think of it being our equivalent to Central Park in New York.
  • How beauty the nature besides the main city... wanna know? Plz come and enjoy your day. What a combination of sea, park and famous iconic views. Good for all ages. Seasonal flowers, birds and many more things...
  • 200 years on and the Royal Botanic Gardens on the edge of Sydney Harbour are getting better with age - so much to see and experience, you can't take it all in on one visit - they even have art events from time to time. The only thing missing are more places dotted around the gardens to sit under shelter and buy good food and drinks, while resting and taking in the scenery - the gardens a big and it's a long walk to only one food area.
  • Little did I realise the layers of history and importance this garden holds for the City of Sydney. As the RBG welcomes its 200 years birthday, it's a MUST VISIT on anyone's itinerary, tourists or locals alike. There're tours lead by volunteers, and you'll discover a gold mind of enjoyment, on a both meaningful and scenic journey, through this natural wonderland for all seasons. MUST SEE!
  • This is an amazing place to let you get away from the noise and rush of the city life. The whole grounds are well maintained and the government house is just a beautiful establishment with exquisite grounds and flora. It was great to see so many families and couples enjoying the shaded areas to spend time together. Highly recommended when visiting the area.