Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Sydney

4.7
#2 of 931 in Parks in New South Wales
One of the best free attractions in Sydney, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney offers 30 hectares (74 acres) of colorful native Australian plants, decorative fountains and statues, and animals such as possums, flying foxes, water-dragons, blue-tongued lizards, Australian birds, and butterflies. The free daily morning walking tour will introduce you to the gardens, while the scenic Choo Choo Express train tours departing throughout the day cover more of the site's expanse. Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Sydney Edition.
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  • The Royal Botanical Garden was absolutely beautiful, all of the staff from the entrance to the exit were very helpful, courteous. The flowers were in various stages of bloom, and the birds were very u...  more »
  • Beautiful gardens bigger than I thought , very tranquil in a busy city . Beautifully kept , walked around the Harbour bro see the sunset . Lovely walk and the views on the bridge and then opera house ...  more »
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  • Amazing variety of plants. The gardens are huge and will take you a while if you take your time looking through all it has to offer. Went three days in a row for a few hours each to explore the gardens. The Plants With A Bite exhibit at The Calyx was phenomenal with a wide range of carnivorous plants. Even without stopping for information at each plant the garden offers beautiful scenery for a nice walk along the water towards the Sydney Opera House.
  • To describe this thirty hectares botanic gardens in a few sentences wouldn't do it justice and I cannot use enough adjectives to even sum it up thoroughly! It's located in the most spectacular positions this city has to offer. Much more than just a garden; it's a scientific institution with amazing collection of plants, local and international. There's plenty to explore here; from rare and threatened species to delightfully exotic plants. They also run regular shows, exhibitions and tours with great emphasis and acknowledgement of the Aboriginal heritage. These tours are very popular and booking is recommended. This is a place that benefits everyone of all ages and backgrounds. There are public lavatory throughout this garden and free wifi. Absolutely booked out on special occasions and especially NYE fireworks. School excursions are very popular and tourists, both local and international, alike. It's accessible by public transport. There's limited meter parking along the roads surrounding this garden but walkable from anywhere in the city. A maze of surprising delights!
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