Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 5,500+ 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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  • Numerous walking paths allow visitors to wander through a variety of plantings in this 200-year old garden. Unique endemic species as well as a succulent, fern, tropical, and herb garden all add to th...  read more »
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens is a must see for all travellers to Sydney. Commence at the State Library and walk around or thru the gardens to Lady Macquarie chair. view the harbour scenes all the way to ...  read more »
  • Difficult to express the beauty of this park. Have not seen anything like it. The Park is watered by the Pacific Ocean is the most beautiful thing. When you look in the background is the magnificent Opera House. Sensational postcard. When I was in blossom. Too beautiful. I had the privilege of seeing a wedding there. How beautiful it is. Is a tip for those who would like a wedding.
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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 café/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.
  • Every world class city must have a park near by, and this one is Sydney's. With a huge amount of biodiversity you are bound to learn something new about Sydney's flora and fauna. Boasting one of the largest colonies of grey headed flying foxes, be sure to look up! Meanwhile head towards the Art gallery of NSW for a free lesson in classical and aboriginal art. This is surely one of Sydney's best treasures on a budget!
  • What an amazing public park. The range of plants was extensive, the views amazing and it is a must visit in Sydney. Give it a walkthrough, a whole day, or just a picnic break. Lots of birds (kookaburras, parrots, waterbirds), good city views, and an insane array of well kept plants from around the continent and the world. The best public botanical gardens we have seen and it is FREE. Amazing
  • Fantastic green space right in the city. Love the favt that during lunch time you can jog here and enjoy the sun shine The views from the end of the botanical garden onlooking the sydney harbour bridge and Opera house is breathtaking. Very energizing to walk and jog here during lunch time ,inspiration drawn from people who are doing the same..
  • This is a beautiful part of the city where you can enjoy a break or go for a jog. They sometimes run big events here and close sections off for private functions so check in advance. Otherwise open to the public to enjoy. Great views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. They did a great Vivid showcase here in 2016. There is paid parking available as well as toilets.
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