Royal Botanic Garden

Macquarie St. (Cahill Express Way), Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Wed–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
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The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, is a place of natural beauty, where people come for peace, relaxation, education, and to learn more about plants and horticulture. The surrounding parkland of the Domain is a place for sport, entertainment and recreation.


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  • ELS Universal English College

    Entry is free. There are so many sections to the Botanic Gardens and it is just beautiful! This is a great spot for a picnic.

  • Macquarie V.

    Amble over to the Palace Garden Gate to admire the light installation inspired by Lady Macquarie's love of horticulture. Careful though, the water is too shallow for diving. Read more

    Macquarie Visions · June 3, 2010
  • Kelpen H.

    Great spot for a stroll - on the edge of the city with harbour views

    Kelpen Hagen · March 7, 2010
  • Michael M.

    awesome place for a picnic in Sydney. Great views of the harbour, peacedul environment, and just a sweet location

    Michael McKerlie · December 22, 2009
  • 高手놀리밑™

    Come see the Sakura blooming around mid-September! Bring a camera!

    高手놀리밑™ · September 24, 2011
  • STA Travel U.S.

    TRAVEL FACT: Founded in 1816, the Royal Botanic Gardens was established as the oldest scientific institution in Australia.

    STA Travel U.S. · July 21, 2011
  • Sean

    fall asleep on the grass in the sun

    Sean · June 22, 2010
  • Jovina L.

    looking for a place for photoshoot? check this place out. The tropical nature made u feel like you are in paradise.

    Jovina Liong · February 20, 2011
  • cave l.

    Agh the great outdoors! The locations of these gardens is amazing!! if you are visiting Sydney, you must visit here!!!

    cave laborem · February 7, 2011
  • K☤te K.

    Wonderful plantings. Strolling through the immaculate and expansive gardens is a breathtaking experience. * Bring some bread to feed the gorgeous colourful birds.

    K☤te K · October 19, 2014
  • Lissa L.

    Next to the opera house. Huge area to stroll around after visiting the opera house. Has an array of beautiful floras too.

    Lissa Laila Angking · December 15, 2013
  • CACi

    Great park

    CACi · December 12, 2013
  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

    Start your Perfect Day in Sydney with a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens and taking in the spectacular view on Sydney Harbour from Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Read more

  • Arnd G.

    Take a morning run along the coast line up to Macquaire's Point and to the west until reaching the Sydney Opera House. Great!!

    Arnd Go · October 2, 2011
  • Perrine S.

    Astonishing wildlife & plants in the Heart of Sydney.

    Perrine Sacré · February 18, 2011
  • Amy C.

    Relax and enjoy the view

    Amy Chapman · November 16, 2010
  • Johanan O.

    There are beautiful little secret gardens to find, with roses or veggies or fragrant flowers, try to find your own secret spot!

    Johanan Ottensooser · April 26, 2014
  • Jardel F.

    One of the best spots in Sydney to just relax and take in the spectacular view!! And all that for free :) Highly recommended!

    Jardel Ferreira · March 18, 2014
  • Czar T.

    It's a shame the marauding groups of runners terrorise everyone off the public walkways.

    Czar T · July 30, 2013
  • Crumbs Cake Art

    FREE entry & a MUST to see when visiting Sydney. Explore the beautiful grounds of flowers and fauna. Amazing restaurant setting in the gardens. Also a really great place for getting married.

    Crumbs Cake Art · July 15, 2013
  • Anto M.

    Splendid place near the city....also marvelous view of the harbor :)

    Anto Murpratomo · July 6, 2013
  • Zakwan R.

    beautiful places..

    Zakwan Rahmat ™ · March 20, 2013
  • Ed G.

    One of the best gardens I've ever been

    Ed Goles · February 17, 2013
  • Peita L.

    Love looking around a the view

    Peita Lind · February 1, 2013
  • Ander E.

    Nice place to relax!

    Ander Estruch · August 5, 2012
  • Alex G.

    Get your wedding photos taken here!

    Alex Guibord · December 21, 2011
  • Hostelling International

    Botanical Gardens and park jon the other side of the Opera House are great, with tons of free wildlife right in the park! - Natchee (USA)

    Hostelling International · September 23, 2011
  • Francis M.

    Better off in this part of the gardens at lunch time, escape the city.

    Francis McCarthy · June 23, 2011
  • thomas j.

    Lovely altair to chill within

    thomas jay · January 6, 2011
  • Crave S.

    On October 10, enjoy a unique spring picnic menu by acclaimed Chef Tim Pak Poy and Belinda Franks Catering hosted by ABC's Simon Marnie as part of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival. Read more

    Crave Sydney · September 27, 2010
  • masa k.

    I lost!!

    masa k · February 10, 2010
  • Anita

    Head to Mrs Macquarie's Chair after dark for an exclusively breathtaking scene of Sydney without the crowds

    Anita · 1 day ago
  • Joel S.

    Enjoy a walk through the beautiful gardens!

    Joel Savitzky · 2 days ago
  • Vitor B.

    Beautiful gardens and best scenic view of the opera house.

    Vitor Brock · 2 weeks ago
  • Vitor B.

    Beautiful gardens and scenic view of the Opera House.

    Vitor Brock · 2 weeks ago
  • John B.

    Great views of the bridge and opera house, good for some shade on a sunny day.

    John Booth · January 17
  • Thenomadonroad

    Good place to take close up pics for flowers and trees

    Thenomadonroad · December 30, 2014
  • Allison L.

    picnic view of the Opera House

    Allison Loftus · December 28, 2014
  • Ali C.

    Beautiful gardens to roam around in

    Ali Cotter · December 27, 2014
  • Lina Y.

    Pretty large garden. It took us 30 mins walk from Sydney Opera House to Mrs Macquarie's chair.

    Lina Yippy · December 10, 2014
  • Max

    A place of quietness in a busy city. Must see and get relaxed by the shades of one out of thousand different palm trees.

    Max · November 20, 2014
  • J. I.

    Free entry. Nice place for a walk. Beautiful views

    J. I.G. · October 31, 2014
  • Kay S.

    Bring food for the birds and take amazing pictures

    Kay Salcedo · August 31, 2014
  • Pirmin S.

    Bring a good book and time. Walk in the herb garden and smell the air.

    Pirmin Schuermann · August 16, 2014
  • Quentin L.

    The green lung of Sydney. Peaceful atmosphere. Ideal for chilling !

    Quentin Lafon · August 2, 2014
  • Hans v.

    Pack a picnic and head to the Royal Botanic Gardens.

    Hans van de Bruggen · July 28, 2014
  • Danijel  J.

    Did you find the native Australian stingless bees? They're in a tree trunk! Explore the cactus gardens, you'll feel like you're in Mexico!

    Danijel  James · July 7, 2014
  • Ben C.

    Go for a wander and get lost in the sprawling gardens

    Ben Carter · May 6, 2014
  • Itana A.

    Que lugar lindo é esse Royal Botanic!

    Itana Ayres · March 14, 2014
  • Dmitry A.

    Впечатляет то, что по газонам можно ходить

    Dmitry Ada · 4 days ago

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