A great spot for a lazy afternoon, the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney is an exceptional picnic spot...

Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Some botanical gardens are just extra special and Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney certainly belongs to that category. So lovely that it is frequented by as many locals as it is tourists, well almost (it draw a record-breaking 5.2 million visitors a year…), it was founded in 1816 and has an exceptional collection of flora and fauna. With picture-perfect views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, in summer you can take a picnic and dine against jaw-dropping vistas. There are free guided tours every day at 10.30 if you want to geek out on plant knowledge (or tire out the kids…)

LOCATION: Sydney Harbour, Sydney
HISTORY: The Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney is the oldest botanic garden and oldest living scientific institution in Australia.
ENTRY: Free.
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