The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

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#2 of 865 in Parks in New South Wales
One of the best free attractions in Sydney, The Royal Botanic Garden 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. The Royal Botanic Garden is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Sydney Edition.
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  • Just had dinner at The Oyster Bar on the harbour and what a better way to finish off the evening with a walk through the gardens at dusk.  more »
  • I celebrated my birthday with my family in the botanical gardens. What a lovely day we picnicked on the beautiful lawns overlooking the harbour and strolled around many paths looking at the trees and ...  more »
  • Don't miss the herb garden, the duck pond and the succulents. lovely for a stroll along the harbour with paths that take you into the gardens. great for kids. There's a "train" ride for the little kid...  more »
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  • Outstanding! A very relaxing and pleasant time in the gardens. First and foremost, the entrance is free. Then you walk around hundreds of types of plants, or you take a train that takes you on a tour. You can just chill and have a picnic or walk around to see what the garden has to offer. The plants, the birds, the statues. All very clean and with a great view of Sydney looming in the background. Definitely a nice way to spend a couple of hours. Huge thumbs up!
  • Love the whole set up. Well designed and very lovely to walk. It's peaceful and serene walking under canopies and through old gardens. We even had lunch at the Botanic. Lovely place overlooking a small lake with plenty of greenery to ease a weary soul. Great food and ambiance!
  • It was during Vivid couple of weeks ago that I visited Royal Botanical Garden with my friends. The light works in the garden had made it look mesmerizing and colorful. The 3D light music was heart touching and magical. Whole of the park was decorated and was made it look like the place for royal wedding. I thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of the park (both natural and decorative) in my visit of two hours. I would highly recommend all the people to be there if you are making any visit to Sydney.
  • Cherry Blossoms were the best. The lake in the Japanese garden is clear and the place is so serene. It's got a wide range of wildlife exhibits coexisting in one spot. Very nice place. Definitely recommended for a quite day or a long walk. Be sure to bring cash coz they don't take card for entry fee.
  • BEAUTIFUL! Spent 10 days in Sydney but we found this amazing garden the day before we left. I could spend a week looking at all the flowers and walking the paths. The harbor view is also spectacular. Lots of walkways, places to sit, acres of well groomed grass to picnic, cloud watch or take a nap. Make sure to have a good camera 📷 with you. **The only disappointing thing is that it closes in the early evening. ++++Watch for closing times. The caretakers have golf carts that they drive around to push everyone out. ***They lock the gates and strollers couldn't get out the spinning door gates.
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