The Domain, Sydney

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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. Plan to visit The Domain during your Sydney vacation using our convenient Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • Very much enjoyed my visit to this Park, following a visit to the National Gallery of New South Wales. A rolling green oasis with views of the city skyline. At dusk so many birds congregate here - the...  more »
  • We enjoyed a walk across the Domain on our way to the Art Gallery of NSW. They were setting up for a festival so some of it was blocked off.  more »
  • This Park is nice, but it suffers in comparison with others nearby. It is neither especially put in value, like Hyde Park, or filled with essences floreal and woodland, such as the Botanic. When we passed a second time, a large tent was up there for the Australian Catholic youth day. Probably is that the main attraction: the facility to organize great festivities.
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  • The Domain is a beaut spot to sit and relax and take In the fresh air from the harbour. There are many shade trees to have a picnic. Throughout the year concerts are performed in this space so keep your eye and ears open so you hear about what's on....Symphony under the stars, Opera under the stars and soforth. The Art Gallery of NSW is very nearby. If you have time for a visit you will be enchanted by the collection. You can dine in a beautiful setting overlooking the parkland, harbour and the restored and very beautiful Finger Wharf at Wooloomooloo Bay
  • A great open park space only one block from the centre of Sydney's main business district. During the day its full of people exercising or having their lunch. There are occasional events on here with a large stage constructed at the Southern end. Surrounded by large Morton Bay figs, its a nice park to walk around. Sometimes due to the various events that are on, the grass becomes a bit damaged, making for empty patches across the park.
  • I attended here for the Christmas Carols and it was sensational. I would highly recommend attending if you get the chance. We had pre purchased tickets, but the free sitting area was good to view and listen from too. Easy walk into the harbour for a feed too.
  • One of the treasured public spaces in Sydney as part of the wider Royal Botanical Gardens. A lovely area to take in the many free summer events that are held there as part of the Sydney Festival. There are good facilities available around the precinct.
  • Excellent shoping center well designed parking and Harvey Norman stands above the standards. You choose what you buy but staff sometimes needs more initiative learning about their products?
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