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The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

Macquarie St., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Must go in Sydney

The beautiful and artistic Opera House is a must go in Sydney. Great walk nearby with shops and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Justin T
Hong Kong, China
Great walk, great views.

If you enjoy walking or strolling, this is a wonderful walk to take. It goes along the harbor, but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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“lovely walk” (234 reviews)
Macquarie St., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The beautiful and artistic Opera House is a must go in Sydney. Great walk nearby with shops and restaurants.

Thank Justin T
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you enjoy walking or strolling, this is a wonderful walk to take. It goes along the harbor, but you can also stray off the path to check out the plant life, sit on a bench and watch people.

Thank jpavlek
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely walk on a sunny day out. Be prepared for lots of people. Must do once in your life. Bring the sunnies on a sunny day.

Thank Jen W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a born & bred Sydneysider I've done this walk more times than I can count. It is an easy flat walk that takes in some of the most iconic Sydney sights. Take a camera and hat - in summer it is hot and lots...More

Thank thehungrymum
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth doing if in sydney to see the iconic operah house and relax around the gardens. Nice views , plenty of areas to chill and enjoy the beautiful weather .

Thank Blair P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Feel healthy and alive as you walk this beautiful path from the Opera House to the Botanical Gardens. Easy, flat and paved, surrounded by beautiful gardens on one side and the magnificent Sydney harbour on the other. Walk alone to clear your mind and observe...More

Thank CattleClassTraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago

Many visitors to Sydney, Australia are not aware and never visit the beautiful Botanical Gardens. There are numerous exotic and native species set on acres of cultured lawns right next to the Sydney Opera House and CBD. If you stand on the Opera House steps...More

Thank Rod G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This walk although not long, is a beautiful meander with Farm Cove right at the north of you, Sydney city to the south, the Opera House to the west and the Botanical Gardens in the middle. I noted much bird life as well in the...More

Thank Ross C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Recently visited Sydney and stayed within a 5 minute walk from the Opera House and Botanical Gardens. Lovely places to while away the hours with magnificent views of the Sydney skyline and Harbour. You may also be lucky enough to see some of the amazing...More

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Start at the Opera House and take the train to the gardens to get a vast panoramic view of the gardens with numerous stopping points. Its virtually impossible to do this all by foot.

Thank rojersey
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I plan on driving into Sydney from Katoomba on a Monday morning during mid-January. Would it be ostentatious of me to believe that I can see the harbour front, Opera House, and Botanic Gardens all in one day while still leaving time for lunch, dinner, and checking into an AirBnB nearby?
14 December 2016|
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Response from Terralee P | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to do all that in the morning. There are tours of the opera house you might not have time for if you want to wander around the gardens longer - but they are all right in the same place, so if you have an... More
barry o
Trying to get a handle on the weather in early April in Sydney. Would appreciate any help. This walk sounds like a 'must do' on our list. We'll be there for three days prior to our cruise, in April, 2016.
11 September 2015|
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Response from Bondi_Phil |
April in Sydney is Autumn : it's warm but not as hot as in the summer months. Very nice for walking about. Expect daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F) cooling down at night to 15°C (58°F) .
Should I book tickets to see the Opera House in advance?
7 July 2015|
Response from chezba | Reviewed this property |
you do not have to pay to see the opera house from the outside. if you would like to see a performance you would book on line and there is a cost its lovely to walk around the opera house have drink and a meal at one of the... More