Gardens and parks in Sydney


Relax in Sydney's parks and gardens

With its abundant green spaces, leafy parks and fragrant gardens, Sydney’s natural environment is the perfect place to embrace the warmth and energy of the great outdoors in Sydney.

Sydneys natural attractions

Sydney offers boundless opportunities to enjoy nature, whether its picnicking near Sydney Harbour, kicking a ball around with friends and family, cycling through tranquil parks or simply watching the sun set.

Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden, an oasis of 30 hectares in the heart of the city, occupy one of the city's most prominent positions next to the Sydney Opera House on the harbour. It's a place where locals and tourists retreat for peace, relaxation, education and learning about horticulture. Aboriginal Heritage Tours of the Royal Botanic Garden are available and free guided walks kick off daily at 10.30am from the Garden Shop.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Image; DNSW

People-watch in Sydneys central green space, Hyde Park, and take a stroll under its arbour of trees. Nearby, youll find Hyde Park Barracks Museum, a World Heritage-listed site where you can learn about Australias convict past. Enjoy zen tranquility in Darling Harbours serene Chinese Garden of Friendship and experience a dose of rich cultural history.

Sydney Harbour meanders through the heart of the city, the foreshore lined with parks and gardens. Pirrama Park, Pyrmont, at the end of Pirrama Road, is a great location to enjoy expansive harbour views, barbecues, shaded areas and a childrens playground.

The showpiece of Headland Park is Georges Heights Lookout. Marvel at the stunning panoramic views of Sydney Heads, the Pacific Ocean, the eastern suburbs and city skyline. The park also has extensive bushland, with walking tracks, picnic spots and cafes. Nearby, Clifton Gardens in Mosman is like finding hidden treasure, well-loved by the locals for its great childrens playground and large park by the harbour.

In the eastern suburbs, Centennial Parklands has 360 hectares of wide-open space for cycling, walking, horse riding and lazy lakeside dining. Also in the east, Nielsen Park, part of Sydney Harbour National Park , is a popular recreation area. The harbourside park at Watsons Bay is a great place to devour fish and chips while watching the sun set over the city. Catch the ferry back to Circular Quay for a final treat.

West of the CBD at Sydney Olympic Park, youll find barbecues, picnic shelters, walking trails, cycling paths, playgrounds and fountains, perfect for an active day in the outdoors.

Your Sydney Your Garden

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    Prospect Reservoir

    Prospect Reservoir was the first earth fill embankment dam in Australia. It remains an integral part of Sydney's drinking water supply and is required in times of high demand for water. Lookouts give you unimpeded...

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