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Hyde Park, Sydney

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#10 of 96 in Parks in Sydney
Visit the oldest public park in Australia, Hyde Park. From the very early days of the colony, the open area was a top spot for sports such a cricket, rugby, and even organized bare-knuckle fights. Today, it remains an ideal spot for a morning jog or a stroll among fig-lined avenues in the park. The gardens are well-kept and home to approximately 580 trees. There are many monuments to stop and see, such as the Archibald Fountain, the ANZAC War Memorial, an obelisk with Egyptian features, and a monument to Captain James Cook. You can do what the locals like to do, grab a latte, people watch, or read a book on the grass. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hyde Park and many more Sydney attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sydney day trip website .
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  • One of best attributes is size, alongside CBD so very accessible but large enough to enjoy a park atmosphere of trees and gardens and just relax  more »
  • Went to see the statue of the captain the captain. Can you escape from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding greenery, thanks. It is near the Basilica of Saint Mary.
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  • It was actually better looking at this park from above (meaning the Observation Deck of the Sydney Tower Eye just about a 10-minute walk away) than seeing it on the ground which "mostly" is just a tre...  more »
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  • What a magnificent park. Wide walking paths with large trees which form a canopy over them. Plenty of benches to sit on and enjoy the surroundings. Great place for people watching. In the middle of bustling Sydney, here is a place to enjoy a quiet time. It's grand!
  • This. Place. Is. Beautiful. I love it, awesome for taking pictures, exploring different types of plants, or just walking around in general. There are no fees needed to go in, but if you want, there's boxes for donation to the garden. The plants and flowers are beautiful. But if you don't want to walk too much, then don't come here. Totally recommend.
  • What a lovely historical place in the heart of Sydney. Lots to see. Many seats to enjoy your time. Great historical statues. Brilliant foundation. A well used beautiful shortcut from one point to another. Best of all- easily accessed by train - the museum stop.
  • I’ve known Hyde Park all my life and somehow Sydney hasn’t destroyed it yet. As we destroy lots of other public amenities. Convenient situation next to lots of public transport this park has Lots of seating areas for picnickers and the beautifully contemplative Anzac memorial.
  • What a delightful oasis of greenery this is. To be found smack in the middle of the central business district, it affords great opportunities for many pleasant walks. Whilst there are lots of notices up explaining what is to be found within the Park, my only criticism concerns an absence of directions to places of interest beyond the Park.

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