Royal Botanic Garden

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Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Reviews

christl3 christl3
171 reviews
Quiet and Picturesque Mar 11, 2013
The Royal Botanic Gardens in the centre of Sydney are not to be missed.

You can walk from The Sydney Opera House along a lengthly path that give you a great view of the Northern Suburbs, the bridge and the opera house.

They run a free walking tour daily at the gardens.

There are loads of open green areas to sit and have lunch or just read while enjoying the steady, pleasant breeze from the harbour.

There is a shop and a cafe located in the gardens too if you feel like it.

The array and different styles of flowers and foliage and greenery displayed here are stunning and pretty.

We've seen many a wedding entourage there as it's ideal for a stunning wedding.

A huge array of bird and plant life exist here. The other day we saw a guy feeding the beautiful wild Cockatoos. They were swarming all over him and nipping his fingers! Cheeky fellas.

It's free in so it's definitely worth a visit.
The entrance
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uk_traveller uk_trave…
7 reviews
Great to get some quiet in the heart of the city Mar 07, 2012
The Royal Botanic Gardens are gorgeous in Sydney, especialluy in the Summer months (Nov-Feb).

I have spent many an afternoon aimlessly wandering the gardens, taking pictures of the beautiful flowers there. I particularly like the area on Sydney Harbour where you can relax in the sun and look at the blue sky over the Opera House. You kind of lose yourself and forget that you are actually in the biggest city in Australia!

I have heaps of photos but I will share my favourite one for you guys!
laurenciminera laurenci…
3 reviews
A Picnic at Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden Apr 27, 2011
In a city where money seems to flow and disappear more quickly than you can say "G'day!" the Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney provide a rare waterfront sanctuary, peaceful green gardens, and scenic vistas of Sydney.

I've traveled to Australia six times, and with each visit I'm compelled to return to the Royal Botanic Gardens. Not only is it a beautiful city park, but it's proximity to the famous Opera House allows you to stroll along the harbor-front, pick a sunny park bench, people watch, read, relax and just soak in all the beauty Sydney has to offer- and all for free! Just watch out for the huge "flying foxes" (bats) who live in the park. They are quite a sight to see and very photogenic.
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JH_1979 JH_1979
2 reviews
Great place for a picnic Mar 10, 2011
The botanic gardens is a nice place to spend an afternoon with friends on a picnic... there are so many places to walk around and enjoy!! and its free!
petit_gooroo petit_go…
69 reviews
So beautiful ! Oct 17, 2009
I loved my outing to the Botanic Garden of Sydney ! Just nearby the Opera House and the City, it is a haven of peace... Both lively and calm, very green with so many different colours, smells, types of plants, trees, flowers and birds (so many bats !)...

And everything is done so we can take the most of it and enjoy it as much as possible ("please walk and the grass", "hug the trees"...).

It is just amazing.

I spent 2 hours there but I could have spent an entire day as I have not even see half of it!

It is incredible to have such a big park so close to the city as an escape for few hours. A must-see as, in addition, it is on a touristic way with an entrance from the Opera House!
sylviandavid says:
Thanks for sharing this... nice pictues.... always good to have a haven to duck into in a city...
Posted on: Oct 28, 2009
mrkrueger13 mrkruege…
11 reviews
Best Park ever Jun 15, 2009
Free. Sprawling. Full of wildlife and gorgeous people. Please do spend a decent portion of time wandering the Royal Botanical Gardens. So much to see you won't get it all in... but that's ok... because she beckons you return to take a jog on her track, take a nap on her soft grass, or send chills up your back at night when the families of fruit bats take life.

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