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The Domain, Sydney

(3.7/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Wide open and verdant, The Domain serves as a green oasis amid the urban sprawl that is contemporary Sydney. Enveloping the Royal Botanic Gardens, the park also served as a cricket ground, as well as a location for military and ceremonial events and political gatherings. The Domain provides evocative views of the Sydney skyline, and also marks the spot where Queen Elizabeth II first set foot in Australia. For The Domain and beyond, use our Sydney itinerary planner to get the most from your Sydney vacation.
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  • Large park in front of the Cathedral of St. Mary's Park, leading to the Sydney Opera House. Adjacent the State Library and State Capitol. Close to Town Hall. There are brackets relaxed over lunch, a recreation park in Sydney.
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  • Join the office workers having their lunch or a quick jog. You may walk through here on the way to the Art Gallery of NSW. It is a large area and has many places to sit and relax.  more »
  • The Domain is many things to many people. For some it's a buffer between the city and the Art Gallery and on to Potts Point and Woolloomooloo, for others it's somewhere to kick a ball or throw a frisb...  more »
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  • Gorgeous park in the middle of Sydney. I have been several times. Last time was to watch the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the park which was really lovely. With Sydney's crazy alcohol laws it was refreshing to have a beverage in the park without the fun police taking over.
  • Nice with one of the longest motor walk in sydney.
  • Not as impressive as the Royal Botanical Gardens but impressive nonetheless.
  • Wonderful public park in the middle of the city. A place of manicured lawns, ancient trees and flocks of native birds. (The bats - which were a feature for so many years - have gone). Sydney's arguably coolest coffee shop - Cafe De Capo is nearby in the Sydney Hospital. The NSW Art Gallery with its dreams of expansion is here. The magnificence of St Mary's cathedral overlooks the Domain - and there are some interesting statues about the place - Robbie Burns, John Robertson and Brett Whiteley's irreverent two matches - one burnt, one unlit "Almost Once". Always open.
  • Great parking and really affordable weekend rates. Best parking spot if you are going to the Art Gallery of NSW