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The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

Macquarie St., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Great Walk along greens and the harbour

A little undulating, some steep climbs, but an amazing walk. You could walk along the area with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Delhi, India
Great walk

I didn't really intend to walk along this path, but it was a pleasant surprise. Great views and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cebu City, Philippines
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“opera house” (2,104 reviews)
“lovely walk” (237 reviews)
Macquarie St., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little undulating, some steep climbs, but an amazing walk. You could walk along the area with loads of food joints, and then some quaint neighbourhoods, and then finally to the botanical garden

Thank Suchi51
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't really intend to walk along this path, but it was a pleasant surprise. Great views and atmosphere. I'd recommend it for people who have extra time in Sydney. You also get to walk to Macquarie's Chair which has a great view of the...More

Thank kteecee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked around the gardens on the vivid botanical gardens tour at around 9 pm, heaps of people a real buzzy scene. Worth the trip . The view of the Opera House under a flow of colour whilst you wait to go through the gardens amazing...More

Thank Rose B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pleasant walk but I don't know if it is worth a review. It isn't far and certainly worth it to see either site.

Thank Rxgeek
Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful easy mostly flat walk starting from the opera house and following the foreshore around and up to the cafe and calyx exhibit. can then walk up to the train station, or back around to circular quay. perfect for photos of the back of the...More

1  Thank Bellablu2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful walk. Lots to see. Views of the harbor are spectacular. You can stop in at the Botanic Gardens Cafe for a quick bite if you need a break...make sure to eat inside as there are lots of birds looking to eat your...More

Thank Susannah L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My visit to the Opera House was not only a dream came true. but it is a 2 birds in one shot type one as I never thought that there is this Botanical Garden just a few steps away. Nice walk around the Opera House...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved being able to walk from the Opera house straight into the botanical gardens. It was a beautiful walk with well maintained gardens. Lovely!

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned to visit the botanic gardens and went on this walk intentionally so that we could enjoy all the beauty of Sydney harbour including views of the harbour bridge, opera house enroute to the gardens. It's a flat walk and very accessible for wheelchair....More

Thank manicjeang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Opera House it is so iconic and amazing to see, if you take in a show even better because you can have lunch or dinner to further enjoy the experience. One of my favourite things is to walk from the Opera House...More

Thank SaltPepper2017
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I plan on driving into Sydney from Katoomba on a Monday morning during mid-January. Would it be ostentatious of me to believe that I can see the harbour front, Opera House, and Botanic Gardens all in one day while still leaving time for lunch, dinner, and checking into an AirBnB nearby?
13 December 2016|
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Response from Terralee P | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to do all that in the morning. There are tours of the opera house you might not have time for if you want to wander around the gardens longer - but they are all right in the same place, so if you have an... More
barry o
Trying to get a handle on the weather in early April in Sydney. Would appreciate any help. This walk sounds like a 'must do' on our list. We'll be there for three days prior to our cruise, in April, 2016.
10 September 2015|
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Response from Bondi_Phil |
April in Sydney is Autumn : it's warm but not as hot as in the summer months. Very nice for walking about. Expect daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F) cooling down at night to 15°C (58°F) .
Should I book tickets to see the Opera House in advance?
6 July 2015|
Response from chezba | Reviewed this property |
you do not have to pay to see the opera house from the outside. if you would like to see a performance you would book on line and there is a cost its lovely to walk around the opera house have drink and a meal at one of the... More