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Royal Botanic Gardens

Neighbouring the Sydney Opera House is the Royal Botanic Gardens, an oasis in the heart of the City of Sydney. The Gardens occupy 30 hectares and offer a diverse range of smaller gardens to visit, from Palm Grove and Rainforest Walk to the Oriental Garden and fourteen others. At the northern-most tip of the Gardens is Mrs. Macquarie's Chair, which has the best view of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Address:Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Enquiry:61-2-9231-8111
Transportation:Entrance next to Sydney Opera House or from Mrs Macquaries Road behind St Mary's Cathedral
Hours:November to February: 7.00am to 8.00pm; March to October: 7.00am to 6.30pm; April to September: 7.00am to 6.00pm; May to August: 7.00am to 5.30pm; June to July: 7.00am to 5.00pm
Fees:Free
Website:http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/royal_botanic_gardens


Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is the second largest in Australia. The gallery holds significant collections of Australian, European and Asian arts, and presents nearly forty exhibitions annually. Admission to the gallery is free but charges apply to some exhibitions.
Address:Situated between the Royal Botanic Garden and St Mary's Cathedral, at Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Enquiry:61-2-9225-1744 or Freecall 1800-679-278 within Australia
Transportation:Walk across Hyde Park from Museum Station, then walk pass St Mary's Cathedral
Hours:10.00am to 5.00pm daily, closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day
Fees:Free but charges apply to some exhibitions
Website:http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/
Attraction:Art After Hours
Opens from 5.00pm to 9.00pm every Wednesday

St Mary's Cathedral

St Mary's Cathedral with its Gothic design is a major church in Sydney as well as Australia. Its architecture is impressive in both interior and exterior design and attention to detail. The amazing mosaic paved on the floor of St Mary's Cathedral's crypt took sixteen years to complete and is a must-see during a visit to the cathedral.
Address:St Mary's Cathedral House, St Mary's Road
Enquiry:61-2-9220-0400
Transportation:Walk across Hyde Park from Museum Station
Hours:9.00am to 5.00pm on Monday to Friday
Website:http://www.sydney.catholic.org.au/Cathedral/

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