Royal Botanic Gardens and The Domain
The Royal Botanic Garden of Sydney, and the surrounding Domain occupies a vast area adjacent to the centre of Sydney, the Opera House and the Harbour. The Royal Botanic Gardens is a large collection of plants that focusses on plants from Australia and the South Pacific. The gardens host a number of tours and events during each year, as well as hosting school visits. Within the gardens research is conducted into plant systematics, ecology and horticulture.
The surrounding Domain is a vast area that provides open space and playing fields for sports and physical activities such as the aptly titled “Pain in the Domain”, a running session held between 12:50pm and 1:30pm on Tuesdays. The Domain is open to the public 24 hours each day. It is the venue for a number of concert events each year.
No entry fees apply to the Domain (unless a special event is on), or to the gardens, but an entry fee applies for the Sydney Tropical Centre.
Free guided tours, and Aboriginal Heritage Tours are available. It is advisable to book ahead.
How to get there:
You can walk to the gardens from a number of train stations in the city, including Circular Quay, Wynyard, Town Hall, Martin Place, St James, and Museum. The closest station is Martin Place, with St James and Circular Quay being the next closest. The Sydney Explorer Bus enters the gardens.
The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: (02) 9231 8111 or weekends (02) 9231 8125
Bookings: (02) 9231 8134