The Royal Botanic Gardens are a eight minute walk away from The Russell Hotel and right next door to the Sydney Opera House. This delightful garden oasis is a third of the size of Sydney CBD and has more than a million plant species. Take a leisurely stroll around the Gardens past Mrs Macquarie’s Chair with unparalleled views of the harbour, Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Venture into one of the dedicated regional gardens to explore the fantastic plant species that are 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. Manicured grass lawns make it a perfect spot to bring a picnic and sit watch the world go by.
The Royal Botanic Gardens are free to enter and open at 7am and close 5pm in Winter and 8pm in Summer.
Next to The Royal Botanic Gardens is The Art Gallery of New South Wales and The Domain.
Top Tip: The Royal Botanic Gardens is the best place to snap a photo of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge together in one shot from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair.