The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

4.7
#2 of 82 in Parks in Sydney
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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  • Very nice this botanical garden, which offers a wide variety of trees, walks with a fantastic view of the Bay. There is also a large amount of birds, as you can see almost everywhere in the city.
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  • If you enjoy parks, gardens and nature then you’ll love the Botanical Gardens. I took some lunch and had a picnic before walking around but I wish I’d gone there for my daily run. It’s wonderful and o...  more »
  • I never need an excuse to walk through any part of the Botanic Gardens at any time. It is one of the most beautiful spots in Sydney. So when a friend recently said that she had heard of a new, small f...  more »
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  • What an amazing and tranquil place. We spent the afternoon in this Seaside heaven. The grounds are kept remarkably clean. The staff do an amazing job. Plenty of washroom facilities and water fountains around the park. Our kids loved all the beautiful trees and remarkable views. 5 stars isn't enough. truly heaven.
  • These gardens are stunning and well worth visiting on any trip to Sydney. They have some of the most amazing views of the harbour and the Opera House. The botanical gardens are remarkably well kept with manicured lawns, amazing gardens and trees. The cafe is very good and reasonably priced. Loads of toilets and drinking fountains, it is very well serviced. Personally I preferred the botanical gardens of Melbourne, the setting and views are second to none.
  • absolutely loved this place. it's a huge park that you can walk leisurely or relax in many of the shaded areas. it's quiet and peaceful, beautiful to run through. right on the harbor so you can see the bridge and there are free tours. eateries are great too. a LOT of birds that can take your food though...
  • Fantastic gardens. Wonderfully tended and clean. Great views of the Syd bridge and Opera House. Many paths to lose yourself on. Just a wonderful way to reconnect with nature even while being in the heart of the city.... and its free and easy to get to by most public transport as its close to Circular Quay.
  • Fantastic gardens in the heart of the city. Nearby is the Christchurch Museum with many interesting attractions. The gardens feature a NZ themed garden, maple tree walk and several lawns where occasional events take place over summer. It's bordered by the Avon River and has a car park nearby. We'll worth visiting if you're a tourist or even local. Great for a picnic.

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