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Area (sq km): 7,686,850
Population: 20,434,176
Nationality: Australian
Local Name: Australia
Language: English
Time Zone: +8 - +10 GMT
Currency: 1 dollar =
100 cents
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Canberra
Dialling Code: +61
Electricity: 230V/50Hz
Internet Code: .au
Religion: Catholic,
Anglican,
Other Christian
Climate: Arid,
Temperate,
Tropical
Government: Federal Parliamentary Democracy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Not required
Banking: M-F 9.30-17.00
Major Airports: Adelaide(ADL),
Brisbane(BNE),
Canberra(CBR),
Darwin(DRW),
Melbourne(MEL),
Perth(PER),
Sydney(SYD)

Sydney Botanic Gardens & Sydney accommodation

Overlooking the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour, you will encounter the amazing Sydney Botanic Gardens with their dazzling landscape of trees, plants and flowers, little bridges and sculptures. What an unexpected pleasure it is to find a piece of paradise which is also home to birds, cockatoos, bats and other wildlife, so close to Sydney’s central business district and many options for Sydney accommodation.

Sydney Botanic Gardens
Sydney Botanic Gardens

Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens

It is an ideal place for simply relaxing or having a picnic when you stay at Australia accommodation in Sydney. Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens are indeed one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. It is said that more than 1,000 specimens, both native to Australia and from all over the world are tenderly cared for in its 30 hectares.

The origins of Sydney Botanic Gardens date back almost 200 years. They were founded in 1816 by the Governor Macquarie and in 1817 the first colonial botanist, Charles Fraser, was appointed. Many botanists have contributed ever since, with their knowledge and enthusiasm, to achieve such beauty right in front of the gleaming waters of Sydney Harbour.

Sydney Tropical Centre

You can join any of the lively walking tours at any time of the year. The gardens are open to the public every day from 7:00 a.m. until sunset. The walking tours are free of charge and there is no entrance fee, however, there is a small charge to enter the Sydney Tropical Centre in its pyramid-shaped glasshouse.

There are various sections in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens that are just gorgeous. For instance: the Fernery, the Succulent Garden, the Cadi Jam Ora, the Oriental Garden, the Rare and Threatened Plants Garden and others.

Botanic Gardens Restaurants

If you are feeling peckish, there are some good restaurants and cafes at the Sydney Botanic Gardens. Among them are the Botanic Gardens Restaurant, serving lunch or the Botanic Gardens Cafe, where both breakfast and lunch are served. Both are located in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens tropical rainforest area.

Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House

When you book Sydney accommodation, make time to visit the glorious Sydney Botanic Gardens. With beautiful flora all around, don't forget to take a moment to look out across the Harbour and see the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from a slightly different perspective.

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