Sydney’s extensive 30 hectare Royal Botanic Gardens are located right in the heart of Sydney – next to the CBD, around the corner to the Opera House and Circular Quay, along the harbour.
“Opened in 1816, the garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical institutions in the world. It is open every day of the year and access is free. Its stunning position on Sydney Harbour and immediately adjacent to the Sydney CBD, the Sydney Opera House and the large public parklands of The Domain ensure it is one of the most visited attraction in Sydney.” – Wikipedia
The gardens are beautiful and there are hours of pathways to wander and explore and different styles of gardens and structures within this domain.
Birds enjoy the gardens as well.
Walking along Farm Cove you skirt the gardens and head toward Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair at Mrs. Macquarie’s point. It is said that Mrs. Macquarie, wife of the governor, used to sit here and watch for ships arriving from Great Britain. From here you also have a view across the cove toward Sydney’s icons.
The central location of these beautiful and interesting gardens next to the CBD and the Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay, and the Opera House, means that these gardens are a definite destination when in Sydney.