One of the best free attractions in Sydney, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney offers 30 hectares (74 acres) of colorful native Australian plants, decorative fountains and statues, and animals such as possums, flying foxes, water-dragons, blue-tongued lizards, Australian birds, and butterflies. The free daily morning walking tour will introduce you to the gardens, while the scenic Choo Choo Express train tours departing throughout the day cover more of the site's expanse. Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
Tours to Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Bike Tours BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $74
Duration: 5 hours
Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $27
Duration: 2 hours
Sydney Harbour Coffee Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $36
Duration: 2 hours
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney reviews
The gardens are very old, hence some of the trees are magnificent. The flowers this time of year are in full bloom the the whole Park is kept immaculate. more »
Absolutely beautiful. Ideal for picnic or meet up some friends and chill on the cool green grass with the Harbour Bridge and Sydney opera on the background. Lots of birds too. more »
The Royal Botanic Gardens are absolutely beautiful. They are a great spot for a picnic with family or friends, a stroll, or enjoying nature and the sea. There are so many beautiful plants and trees, and lots of people around; the gardens are really buzzing with a great energy. I loved walking around the seawall and taking in views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. It was also really cool taking in the views of the city; what a contrast with the gardens and city so close, but I love it! Relax in the shade of a tree, go for a run, people-watch; oh, there is just so much to do here! Highly recommend!
Really well kept gardens. Lots of nice lush grass to picnic on, plus there is quite a lot of shade. Under the magnificent Fig trees especially. Go and be amazed by the fish in the lake! All with the backdrop of the city skyline, Harbour Bridge and the Opera House in view. Its a great way to spend a few hours at little or no cost.
Plan your trip to Sydney
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
Side trips from Sydney
Hidden gems in Sydney
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Sydney
Plans to Royal Botanic Garden Sydney by other users
9 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM JAPAN September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Australia, Singapore & Dubai BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, kids, popular sights Preferences: October, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 50 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, kids, popular sights Preferences: October, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 55 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, kids, outdoors, romantic, popular sights Preferences: October, kids, outdoors, romantic Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium