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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Opens in 29 min: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
Aboriginal Heritage Tour at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
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Aboriginal Heritage Tour at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
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The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is a major botanical Garden located in the heart of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Opened in 1816, the garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9231 8111
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All reviews opera house rose garden trees and plants fruit bats government house gardens are beautiful bird life busy city mrs macquarie's chair few hours art gallery nice walk couple of hours sunny day walk around harbour bridge picnic
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Reviewed today

We went to the botanical gardens on New Years Eve to watch the fireworks It was a great place we got a superb view of the bridge opera house & fireworks We also visited the gardens during the day Had a ride on the train...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank susanlP3764JU
Reviewed today

The Royal Botanic Garden is located in the centre of Sydney ans has several access riads, amongst which one close to the Opera. The garden has several subdivisions, each with a different theme. There is a restaurant. The panorama on Sydney Opera and Harbour bridge...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Guy9120
Reviewed yesterday

The beautiful, huge, amazing trees! About sunset by one of the largest ficus trees close to the Opera House we watched phenomenal activity of bats flying overhead and coming back to land in the tops of the tree and hang upside down.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LEY12345
Reviewed yesterday

walked through to get to Mrs McQuarrie's chair and it was very nice. Part of the path was closed due to construction of a film festival, but still it was amazing. We didn't find the carnivorous plants that were on display sadly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kimncris
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Botanic Gardens are a treasure in the city. An amazing array of trees, flowers, birds in a idyllic setting near the Opera House and other attractions. And free wifi! I was able to share the experience with my mother over FaceTime. There is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Haitimedic
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed a great scenic walk through the gardens, so.many different plants, some wild life wondering around also. Cafe to have food and drink at also. Must visit if your visiting sydney.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank C2961XYleem
Reviewed yesterday

A lovely walk and lots of lorikeets, cockatoos and kookuburas to see. Some of the trees are spectacular

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank worldwanderer2019
Reviewed yesterday

Some wonderful flora and fauna on display. A lot of different ones to see. Despite missing out on probably the best season to see these (spring), was still worth the visit. Loved the rose garden in particular. Great photo opportunities and great scenic views, including...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Free to enter and free garden tours. Lots of well manicured pathways suitable for all ages and abilities. Sydney city skyline is pretty impressive from here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 2 days ago

A pretty dull day, so aft wander round the Opera House, we went to the Gardens, and spent a very pleasant few hours wandering round. Very impressed how tidy it was, and plenty of information plaques against the many varied plants. Particularly interesting was the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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1 June 2018|
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Response from Myriou_S | Reviewed this property |
Hello Annie :) Yes the entry to the garden is free. And I’m not absolutely sure but if I remember well, the Vivid lights event is free as well ! Enjoy :)
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22 May 2018|
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Response from Traveller879 | Reviewed this property |
To see the plants and wildlife
Sushil G
22 May 2018|
Response from Tursi65 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I don’t understand the question?