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Royal Botanic Garden

Botanical Garden and Garden
Central Business District, Sydney
  • The scenic views at Royal Botanic Garden is a can't miss
  • Vitor B.
    "Beautiful gardens and best scenic view of the opera house."(8 Tips)
    Julie V.
    "@sunset, view on Opera House and Harbour Bridge"(3 Tips)
    Arnd G.
    "Point and to the west until reaching the Sydney Opera House."(3 Tips)
    Anto M.
    "Splendid place near the city....also marvelous view of the harbor :)"(27 Tips)
129 Tips and reviews
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  • Ab T.
    Ab TOctober 6, 2016
    Took the tram around the gardens. $10 for adults, $5 for children. Really worth it for the guided tour and an overview of the place. After that we took a walk around and had a nice cuppa in the cafe.
  • Merve O.
    Merve O'KeefeFebruary 8, 2016
    Huge, beautiful garden with over 40 thousand types of plants and trees. I recommend using the little train inside the park as it is very very big plus the train driver doubles as a guide of the park.
  • Liliána B.
    Liliána Balogh🌺December 25, 2015
    Nicest garden I have ever been, super cool that it is in the middle of the city center, you forget you are in Sydney! You need days here, it's huge so many things to explore!
  • Crumbs Cake Art
    Crumbs Cake ArtJuly 15, 2013
    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.
  • Margherita B.
    Check out the Calyx, to admire an inside wall made out of 18k flowers, and Mrs Macquarie's Chair for lovely views of the city and the Sydney Opera house
  • Johanan O.
    Johanan OttensooserApril 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There are beautiful little secret gardens to find, with roses or veggies or fragrant flowers, try to find your own secret spot!
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer EvansJune 8, 2015
    Seriously stunning and worth strolling to as you make your way to the opera house. On nice days, grab a sandwich somewhere and enjoy a picnic on the grounds.
  • Feisal F.
    Feisal FeiMarch 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    one of Sydney's famous icon...good for picnic, escaping the summer heat and enjoying fantastic harbourside view
  • Lady H.
    Lady HobolinaJanuary 25, 2016
    Go from circular quay and follow the docks to the opera house, move from there to the gardens, after go visit the art museum at the end. Take the bus back to wherever from the museum.
  • Lucas G.
    Lucas GuterresMay 27, 2015
    So beautiful! Lots of greens, places to relax, and great views of the city as well! Worth a walk.
  • Pin T.
    Pin TakaiOctober 26
    Beautiful and wide Garden. I love that many people come talking and sitting here. There are many giant trees that I cannot find in my country
  • Simon C.
    Simon CrerarFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Where else in the world does the nation's best botanical garden abut the nation's best view? As old as white Australia itself, this magnificient garden is horticultural heaven: with Opera House views
  • Jardel F.
    Jardel FerreiraMarch 18, 2014
    One of the best spots in Sydney to just relax and take in the spectacular view!! And all that for free :) Highly recommended!
  • Lissa L. A.
    Lissa L. AngkingDecember 15, 2013
    Next to the opera house. Huge area to stroll around after visiting the opera house. Has an array of beautiful floras too.
  • Max
    MaxNovember 20, 2014
    A place of quietness in a busy city. Must see and get relaxed by the shades of one out of thousand different palm trees.
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MargheritaJune 7, 2016
    They'll close the gates at 5:30pm i got locked in... 😂 but everywhere there is the phone number of the ranger who will come and let you out.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HoweJanuary 6, 2016
    Make sure you take the free tour at 10.30am from the information point. It's so interesting and lots of information. Plus, it's free!
  • Nikhil
    NikhilOctober 14, 2016
    You can take a tour of governor's house free of cost. Carry your Photo identity for a free ticket. Like passports or driving license.
  • Czar T.
    Czar TJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid lunch hour. That's when the Gardens staff do most of their driving, mowing, sawing, clipping, and generally disturbing as many people as possible. Try earlier or later and it will be tranquil.
  • 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.
  • Babak E.
    Babak ElinMarch 22
    Wonderful ! I recommend to visit this park, you need at least 2 hours !!
  • Markus I.
    Markus IofceaDecember 27, 2016
    Scenic view of the harbour bridge and the Opera House. Great spots to relax and enjoy the views.
  • 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
  • Kyriaki V.
    Kyriaki VasilakiApril 17, 2015
    Great views at the Opera and Harbour Bridge. A piece of terrific nature in the city centre.
  • Laurie D.
    If you like free outdoor beautiful spaces, you can't miss this if you're in Sydney
  • Sarah A.
    Sarah AlSaudAugust 18, 2015
    Very calm place, so clean an quite, the best for walking
  • JH H.
    JH H-DFebruary 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful sprawling areas for hanging out and relaxing
  • John B.
    John BoothJanuary 17, 2015
    Great views of the bridge and opera house, good for some shade on a sunny day.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DennyApril 28, 2015
    Make sure to check out the eels in the duck pond
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MJuly 14
    No better place to escape the rat race and enjoy the sensational views of Sydney Harbour.
  • Chris D.
    Chris Donnelly2 weeks ago
    A beautiful garden on the worlds most beautiful harbour. What's not to like.
  • cave l.
    cave laboremFebruary 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Agh the great outdoors! The locations of these gardens is amazing!! if you are visiting Sydney, you must visit here!!!
  • Danijel  J.
    Danijel  JamesJuly 7, 2014
    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!
  • Roger P.
    Roger PalmerFebruary 11, 2016
    Great views of the Sydney Bridge and Opera House. And bring your sun screen.
  • Macquarie V.
    Macquarie VisionsJune 3, 2010
    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
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonAugust 2, 2014
    The green lung of Sydney. Peaceful atmosphere. Ideal for chilling !
  • Arnd G.
    Arnd GoOctober 2, 2011
    Take a morning run along the coast line up to Macquaire's Point and to the west until reaching the Sydney Opera House. Great!!
  • Anto M.
    Anto MurpratomoJuly 6, 2013
    Splendid place near the city....also marvelous view of the harbor :)
  • Catherine K.
    Catherine KlafferMay 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There are some great park benches under trees for relaxing with lunch
  • Lina Y.
    Lina YippyDecember 10, 2014
    Pretty large garden. It took us 30 mins walk from Sydney Opera House to Mrs Macquarie's chair.
  • Megan R.
    Megan RadcliffeAugust 28, 2015
    So many different types of plants and great place to be
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AptekarNovember 6
    Rainbow lorakeets and sulfur-crested cockatoos! What a nice bird-filled garden
  • Mike H.
    Mike HodgsonOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The roses are in full bloom this time of year (Spring/Summer) - check out the Rose Garden, it's beautiful.
  • hello_emily
    hello_emilyMarch 6, 2015
    The Aboriginal Heritage Tour is well worth going on! Fridays 10-11:30am (book on phone) 🍃🐨
  • Julie V.
    Julie VerstraetenAugust 13, 2015
    @sunset, view on Opera House and Harbour Bridge
  • Vitor B.
    Vitor BrockFebruary 8, 2015
    Beautiful gardens and best scenic view of the opera house.
  • Juan Esteban M.
    Juan Esteban MendezAugust 1, 2016
    Beautiful and calm place to visit is Sydney, Australia
  • Pirmin S.
    Pirmin SchuermannAugust 16, 2014
    Bring a good book and time. Walk in the herb garden and smell the air.
  • Zach S.
    Zach Stockwell1 week ago
    Must see and walk on a visit to Sydney
  • Josh L.
    Josh LeyvaJune 26, 2015
    The views are pretty incredible
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.October 31, 2014
    Free entry. Nice place for a walk. Beautiful views
  • Damla T.
    Damla TurgutJuly 12, 2015
    In the heart of the city, very mediative and calm. Perfect!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooJuly 7, 2015
    Come and say hi to these cute creatures
  • Jason B.
    Jason BishopApril 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best spots in Sydney to go and just chill out.
  • Thenomadonroad
    ThenomadonroadDecember 30, 2014
    Good place to take close up pics for flowers and trees
  • Crave S.
    Crave SydneySeptember 27, 2010
    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
  • Joao F.
    Joao Ferreira1 week ago
    Great to explore or just chill in one of the many sunlit lawns
  • Joy L.
    Joy Ludwig-McnuttJuly 23, 2015
    Beautiful, relaxing gardens in middle of the city!
  • Vitor B.
    Vitor BrockFebruary 8, 2015
    Beautiful gardens and scenic view of the Opera House.
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™September 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come see the Sakura blooming around mid-September! Bring a camera!
  • Hostelling International
    Hostelling InternationalSeptember 23, 2011
    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)
  • Gavino B.
    Gavino Balucos JrOctober 16, 2013
    Great food, authentic japanese experince:)
  • Elliot C.
    Elliot ChanceJune 22, 2016
    Nice place for a picnic... If you're into that sort of thing...
  • Wayan S.
    Wayan SusilaAugust 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful garden for family picnic
  • STA Travel U.S.
    STA Travel U.S.July 21, 2011
    TRAVEL FACT: Founded in 1816, the Royal Botanic Gardens was established as the oldest scientific institution in Australia.
  • Bec A.
    Bec AMay 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to go to get away from the daily grind at lunch.
  • Josh A.
    Josh AartsJune 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The best place in sydney for a picnick or a run
  • Katarina O.
    Katarina O.March 13, 2014
    Beautiful place for nice walk
  • Michael M.
    Michael McKerlieDecember 22, 2009
    awesome place for a picnic in Sydney. Great views of the harbour, peacedul environment, and just a sweet location
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander ShvetsJanuary 8, 2016
    Amazing views on Sydney Bay and beautiful nature
  • Davin C.
    Davin ChuaSeptember 12, 2015
    Beautiful garden, nice place in Sydney
  • Miles N.
    Miles NgMay 16
    Scenic views!! Really nice place to relax!
  • Joel S.
    Joel SavitzkyFebruary 25, 2015
    Enjoy a walk through the beautiful gardens!
  • Czar T.
    Czar TJuly 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's a shame the marauding groups of runners terrorise everyone off the public walkways.
  • Anita
    AnitaFebruary 26, 2015
    Head to Mrs Macquarie's Chair after dark for an exclusively breathtaking scene of Sydney without the crowds
  • Francis M.
    Francis McCarthyJune 23, 2011
    Better off in this part of the gardens at lunch time, escape the city.
  • Simon
    SimonFebruary 21, 2014
    Just walk through - it's beautiful
  • Ben C.
    Ben CarterMay 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for a wander and get lost in the sprawling gardens
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MargheritaJune 2, 2016
    Amazing, it's a must!
  • Ed G.
    Ed GolesFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best gardens I've ever been
  • Kay S.
    Kay SalcedoAugust 31, 2014
    Bring food for the birds and take amazing pictures
  • Maximilian B.
    Maximilian Badier-RosenthalSeptember 15, 2015
    Walk, peace, running, nature, romantic
  • Ali C.
    Ali CotterDecember 27, 2014
    Beautiful gardens to roam around in
  • Erez E.
    Erez EgilmezNovember 23, 2016
    Love never dies always live in memories
  • Glenda U.
    Glenda UyJanuary 12, 2014
    GreT place to walk anytime of the day.
  • Birgul E.
    Birgul EmertJune 22, 2016
    Picnic's with scenic views... Very romantic
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateDecember 28, 2014
    picnic view of the Opera House
  • Kathleen S.
    Kathleen SullivanMarch 10, 2015
    Go here - it's a gorgeous walk.
  • Perrine S.
    Perrine SacréFebruary 18, 2011
    Astonishing wildlife & plants in the Heart of Sydney.
  • Raluca Bastucescu
    Raluca BastucescuJanuary 27, 2016
    Beautiful to spend the day relaxing
  • Jeff
    JeffMarch 10, 2015
    Stop rushing around, get a patch of grass & chill 😊
  • Sabrina Goh S.
    Sabrina Goh ShanJune 1, 2016
    So relaxing. Lovely place for a stroll.
  • Peita L.
    Peita LindFebruary 1, 2013
    Love looking around a the view
  • Alex T.
    Alex TorranceFebruary 13, 2014
    Beautiful park and grounds.
  • David B.
    David BernalSeptember 19, 2015
    Don't forget to bring a nice picnic
  • Dmitry S.
    Dmitry StarkeyJuly 15, 2015
    Check out the eels in the pond
  • Cherrie S.
    Cherrie SunDecember 31, 2013
    building around the garden
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MargheritaJune 2, 2016
  • Martin D.
    Martin DoubekNovember 19, 2010
    Lay on the grass and look for batman tree :) there is lot of bats.
  • Zhongjian W.
    Zhongjian WangJanuary 31
    really great place to have a rest
  • Kelpen H.
    Kelpen HagenMarch 7, 2010
    Great spot for a stroll - on the edge of the city with harbour views
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJanuary 25, 2014
    Have a picnic under a big tree!
  • Ivan S.
    Ivan SanchezJanuary 5, 2014
    Look at the succulent plants
  • karen l.
    karen liebsJune 19, 2011
    The Herb garden smells
  • Mirai U.
    Mirai UchiSeptember 1, 2015
    very beautiful :)
  • Ander E.
    Ander EstruchAugust 5, 2012
    Nice place to relax!
  • Joanna T.
    Joanna TrubeNovember 17, 2011
    Dandylions for kids is great!
  • CACi
    CACiDecember 12, 2013
    Great park
  • Alex G.
    Alex GuibordDecember 21, 2011
    Get your wedding photos taken here!
  • Zakwan R.
    Zakwan Rahmat ™March 20, 2013
    beautiful places..
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LambkinMarch 29, 2012
    Watch out for low-flying white cockatoos.
  • thomas j.
    thomas jayJanuary 6, 2011
    Lovely altair to chill within
  • Ben R.
    Ben RolnikApril 17, 2013
    Find the birds!!!
  • Steve H.
    Steve HOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Closes at 6.30pm
  • Sean
    SeanJune 22, 2010
    fall asleep on the grass in the sun
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChapmanNovember 16, 2010
    Relax and enjoy the view
  • David C.
    David Cohen-SkalliDecember 15, 2010
    Go to the herbal garden
  • masa k.
    masa kFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I lost!!
  • Renata C.
    Renata CamposJanuary 18, 2016
    Lindo jardim, bem tranquilo, se for cedo tem cafés e restaurante dentro também, termina com uma bela vista da Ópera House e Sydney Harbour
  • Javila
    JavilaNovember 10, 2015
    Uno de los botánicos más grandes y agradables que conozco. Al lado de la ciudad y se te olvida por completo el ruido del tráfico. Las vistas de la bahía geniales.
  • Nao
    NaoMarch 12
    王立植物園。Garden Palace跡地に出来た広大な公園です。ミセスマッコリーズポイントからこの植物園を抜けてオペラハウス方面へ散策しながら抜けられます。
  • Vikentiy L.
    Vikentiy LJune 3, 2016
    Ооооооочень красивый и познавательный парк! 😻😻😻Всем рекомендую!
  • Dmitry A.
    Dmitry AdaFebruary 23, 2015
    Впечатляет то, что по газонам можно ходить
  • Soojin L.
    Soojin LeeOctober 22, 2016
    다양한 새소리와 나무내음.바람불면 들리는 소리까지 최고인곳
  • Lidiane M.
    Lidiane MendesOctober 14, 2013
    Dormir na grama é uma boa pedida...
  • Itana A.
    Itana AyresMarch 14, 2014
    Que lugar lindo é esse Royal Botanic!
  • Soojin L.
    Soojin LeeSeptember 26, 2015
    새소리,공기..너무너무 좋다
  • Angélica L.
    Angélica LabrañaJune 9, 2012
    Me encanta ...
  • Mario C.
    Mario CazzaniFebruary 25, 2014
    Anche io sono stato li. Mario .
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