Just a six-minute walk away from the Opera House, this delightful free garden is a third of the size of Sydney CBD and has more than a million plant species spread out over grassy lawns. If you get sick of walking, you can hop on the red train and hop off any part of the Gardens you like. Take a leisurely stroll around the Gardens past Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, or venture into the gardens to explore one of the fantastic exhibitions on display. When the sun is shining on a perfect Sydney Summers day, enjoy the views across the harbour from one of the best located Botanic Gardens in the world. With plenty of free exhibits and ticketed events, there is something for everyone to enjoy. And with the gardens only a short walk from The Russell Boutique Hotel, it is the perfect day out for those with a few extra days to explore around Sydney and Circular Quay.
Top Tip: The Botanic Gardens are the best place to snap a photo of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge together in one shot!