Royal Botanic Gardens
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 87%Family Travelers
- 61%Green Travelers
- 60%Local Culture
- 60%Budget Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (31)
- Royal Botanic GardensMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsDec 21, 2013
An outstanding bit of real estate bordering Sydney's inner harbour, and adjacent to Circular Quay, the opera house, and the tall buildings of the financial district, the botanical gardens form a perfect frame for the city's greatest natural resource. With endless acres of gorgeous landscaping and historic buildings, it's a place that should occupy at least a morning when combined with a wander through the aforementioned sights, and has special surprises like giant fruit bats and cockatoos to be seen amongst all the blossoms and foliage.Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
- Royal Botanic GardensAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 28, 2013
Most cities have a botanic garden, and I've walked through many of them: London, Melbourne, Christchurch, Vienna, Queenstown. Sydney's didn't seem too particularly unique, but I strolled through them anyway, because I could not get enough of the enticing summer sunshine and sparkling harbor in this city. The sprawling lawns are perfect for lovers and picnics (or both), and they incline on a gentle hill, so on my last night in Sydney, I found a perfect little perch and watched the sun set behind the opera house. It was absolutely magical.
- Royal Botanic GardensOct 20, 2013
The Royal Botanic Gardens were my absolute favorite attraction in Sydney. I could sit in the sun on the grassy hills for hours every day if I could! There are great walking trails lined with beautiful plants and flowers, as well as great views of the harbor and the Opera House. We literally sat on a bench in the gardens for an hour and people-watched; such a great spot in Sydney!
- Royal Botanic GardensMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Mar 29, 2013
I loved wandering the many trails of the botanic garden. You get great views, can delight in the plantings, and stretch out a bit. Warning: do not walk under the trees that are full of flying foxes. Trust me. The RBG is trying to evict them, but success is iffy.
- Royal Botanic GardensJan 04, 2013
These expansive grounds are found a short walk away from the opera house. Despite being in the middle of the city, it is still quite possible to find areas where there is nobody else around and seating (benches) are available. One can easily spend more than an hour just walking around the park and not see anything more than once.
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- Royal Botanic GardensMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Nov 09, 2012
The Royal Botanic Gardens are a great free park open during daylight hours on most days. Besides the botany, the birds that accompany the plants and trees are most interesting. At the waters edges there's a view of the opera house. This is a great way to experience Sydney without breaking the bank.
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