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The Domain

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Address: Art Gallery Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Lovely area near the botanical gardens with great views

This park is the site where Mrs. Macquarie's Chair is located; the chair was carved into rock by convicts so she could sit and look at ships arriving from her homeland of England... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Athens GA
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Athens GA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is the site where Mrs. Macquarie's Chair is located; the chair was carved into rock by convicts so she could sit and look at ships arriving from her homeland of England. There are lovely views of Sydney Harbor. It is a restful location.

Thank AthensBulldawg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Covering over 80 acres this is a very big green space, very popular with the locals especially at lunch time, when games of touch, soccer and other team games spring up. Also famous for hosting outdoor events, such as opera, symphony, and concerts. On The woolloomooloo side hidden under the grass is a 1200 space carpark, with a 200 meter... More 

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Join the office workers having their lunch or a quick jog. You may walk through here on the way to the Art Gallery of NSW. It is a large area and has many places to sit and relax.

Thank wombatdavid
Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The Domain is many things to many people. For some it's a buffer between the city and the Art Gallery and on to Potts Point and Woolloomooloo, for others it's somewhere to kick a ball or throw a frisbee in your all too short lunch break, for still others it's a venue for opera and a wonderful array of other... More 

Thank Bunburyoz
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We walked through this park on our way to the art gallery. It had some benches and pretty flowers and trees in one section. You can also look out over the city.

Thank Diane K
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

To visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales, which is a distance from the central shopping grid, you'll have to pass through The Domain (on foot or by bike, bus, car or taxi). It is a broad grassed expanse set aside in the 19th century. It is cut by some paths and roadways, and is often busy as it... More 

Thank Alys-Schatzi
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Located at Macquarie Street and the Art Gallery . Pleasant Park , is nothing especially . Botanical Gardens which is nearby is much more interesting .

Thank Ogi0
Melbourne Australia
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

The Domain is a nice large bit of parkland that most visitors and residents know as the green space surrounding the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Its most easily approached from Macquarie St on the eastern edge of the CBD. Its a very pleasant area to wander around and if you are visiting the Art Gallery anyway its a... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

The park is right behind Macquarie St, and St. Mary's Cathedral. It really is a continuation of the Botanical Gardens, except they are separated by a freeway that crosses thru. The park is popular with athletes, sports fields and concerts. If you want beauty stick with the Botanical Gardens.

Thank bob2bkk
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

The Domain is a park that is just behind the Art Gallery and off Macquarie St near the CBD. Its a great area of open to relax and walk around, whilst watching the jogger and lunchtime boot camps for the office staff near by. A nice area to escape the busy CBD

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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 or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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