The enchanting Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, is a tranquil oasis to visit on the foreshore of one of the world’s greatest natural harbours. You’ll enjoy spectacular views and take memorable photographs of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House, and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The beautiful gardens are a short walk from Circular Quay, the city centre and Hyde Park. Wander by the thousands of plant specimens and join a tour including a guided Aboriginal heritage tour of the gardens. Wildlife in the gardens includes colourful birds, fruit bats and water dragons.
Volunteer guides will lead you through the gardens on free walks, daily at 10.30am, except on public holidays. The walks are for 90 minutes and depart from the Information Counter in the Palm Grove Centre in the centre of the gardens where you’ll also find a restaurant and café.
Discover the area’s rich Aboriginal history on the 90-minute guided Aboriginal Heritage Tour. You’ll explore traditional plant uses and culture and taste some bush foods. Reservations are essential. The tour departs at 10am on Fridays and is available for groups on request Monday to Friday.
Entry is free into the gardens, open daily from 7am. The nearest train stations are Martin Place and Circular Quay.
For more information:
Tel: +61 2 9231 8111