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“Loved the gardens”

Royal Botanic Gardens
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Sydney: Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Tour plus Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise
Ranked #7 of 474 things to do in Sydney
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Chantilly, Virginia
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“Loved the gardens”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The botanic gardens are charming. It is right near the governors house. There is a charming tea and gift shop. Lots of fascinating plants and it is right on the harbor so the views are fab. This is a must do. They have free guided walks at 10:30am and I wish we had done that. There was probably a lot we missed. There is a little train that goes through the gardens which is perfect for children and older people. They do charge for the ride. The nearest station is Martin Place but we walked from the opera house. Very close and a scenic walk..

Visited June 2014
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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The gardens were superb. Right along the harbor with wonderful views of the Opera house and the busy waterway, there are tons of little garden areas with different types of gardens. We'd planned on spending an hour or two there but ended up spending almost the whole day. Watching the birds were fun, too, and just sitting by the harbor and watching the boats go by was so relaxing and wonderful. My favorite place in Sydney.

Visited January 2014
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Moreno Valley, California, Usa
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“Beautiful and relaxing”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

If you are on your own, take a map. This is a large garden with many paths, each leading you to another area. There are many entrances and exits. My wife and I got lost, but were rescued by a friendly local. On our second visit, with a tour group, we saw other parts of the park. Give yourself several hours to just wander. Great views of the Bridge too.

Visited March 2014
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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“Sydney's first market garden”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

when visiting Sydney, take time to breathe in the fresh air of Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens situated on the edge of world famous Sydney Harbour. make sure to visit the offerings of the Botanic Garden Society where plants and information are on offer to all. A sheer delight and tranquil transportation in the middle of one of the world's busiest and most beautiful cities.

Visited August 2014
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

A nice place to stroll and picnic! Calm, beautiful and serene. Exotic plants, well laid out! Flying foxes are no more there.

Visited August 2014
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