Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens is a must for all international and interstate visitors, and for Sydney residents as well.
First, it is located near most of the most attractive icons of Sydney such as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the Rocks, etc. Thus, it is convenient to walk to the Gardens when you are visiting Sydney's Opera House.
Second, it is accessible by a variety of public transport such as buses and subways. If you get there by car, you can find metered parking at reasonably low costs.
Third, the Gardens are very attractive in their own right. There are a variety of plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers from all over the world, including native ones. In fact, there is nothing more enjoyable than walking in the Gardens on a sunny afternoon, regardless of the season. Inside the Gardens, you can take photos with the beautiful Opera House in the background. This will serve as a nice reminder of your trip to Sydney.
To us, the most enjoyable thing is the opportunity to feed birds including rainbow lorikeets and cockatoos. If you plan to do this, come with some mixed bird seeds although the cockatoos' favourite foo id sunflower seeds. You need to come to the right spot and If you are patient enough, the birds will come for sure.
Importantly, there are no fees whatsoever to enter the Gardens.
In short, if you are visiting Sydney, especially for the first time, please include its Royal Botanic Gardens in your itinerary.
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