Best gardens in Sydney

Check out the top gardens in Sydney, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Centennial Park
1. Centennial Park
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215 local reviews
Grand Dr, Centennial Park, Sydney
+61 2 9339 6699
Park
James
A fantastic park with beautiful ponds, gardens and views. Watch people horse ride in some areas, have a family…
Louise
This beautiful park is great for cycling, walking and has lovely duck ponds for picnics as well as a fabulous …
Binks
A grand park in the Victorian period tradition featuring formal gardens, ponds, grand avenues, statues, histor…
1. Centennial Park
1. Centennial Park
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215 local reviews
Grand Dr, Centennial Park, Sydney
+61 2 9339 6699
James
James
A fantastic park with beautiful ponds, gardens and views. Watch people horse ride in some areas, have a family picnic, use the BBQ's or take…
Louise
Louise
This beautiful park is great for cycling, walking and has lovely duck ponds for picnics as well as a fabulous cafe & restaurant, a cyclery …
Binks
Binks
A grand park in the Victorian period tradition featuring formal gardens, ponds, grand avenues, statues, historic buildings and sporting fiel…
2. Sydney Opera House
2. Sydney Opera House
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232 local reviews
Bennelong Point, Sydney
+61 2 9250 7111
Opera House
Christopher
A leisurely 30 minute walk through the Botanic Gardens from your flat, this iconic venue is very photogenic! …
Jane
One of the manmade wonders in the world. You can see theatre, opera, classical music, entertainers etc. Inside…
Ollie
Beautiful against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour, the iconic Sydney Opera House is a thriving hub of art, cult…
2. Sydney Opera House
2. Sydney Opera House
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232 local reviews
Bennelong Point, Sydney
+61 2 9250 7111
Christopher
Christopher
A leisurely 30 minute walk through the Botanic Gardens from your flat, this iconic venue is very photogenic! There are two performance hall…
Jane
Jane
One of the manmade wonders in the world. You can see theatre, opera, classical music, entertainers etc. Inside there is a world class restau…
Ollie
Ollie
Beautiful against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour, the iconic Sydney Opera House is a thriving hub of art, culture and history. It's one of t…
3. Fagan Park
3. Fagan Park
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5 local reviews
38-48 Arcadia Rd, Sydney
Open now
+61 2 9847 6791
Garden
Joanne
Beautiful gardens of the world. Walking tracks, ideal for picnics and BBQ. Historical Netherby Homestead and R…
Catherine
Large park with some good specimen gardens. Great picnic spot. Also has a historic homestead open to view and …
Paul & Debbie
Fagan Park is an area of about 55 hectares on Arcadia Road at Galston (about 7-minute drive from the Cottage)…
3. Fagan Park
3. Fagan Park
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5 local reviews
38-48 Arcadia Rd, Sydney
Open now
+61 2 9847 6791
Joanne
Joanne
Beautiful gardens of the world. Walking tracks, ideal for picnics and BBQ. Historical Netherby Homestead and Rural Museum
Catherine
Catherine
Large park with some good specimen gardens. Great picnic spot. Also has a historic homestead open to view and antique farm machinery display…
Paul & Debbie
Paul & Debbie
Fagan Park is an area of about 55 hectares on Arcadia Road at Galston (about 7-minute drive from the Cottage). You can have a picnic, BBQ, g…
4. The Winery
4. The Winery
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39 local reviews
285A Crown Street, Surry Hills
Closed now
(02) 9331 0833
Establishment
Ollie
Laneway wine bar serving Modern Australian food. This quirky garden oasis in the heart of Surry Hills, offers …
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Surry Hills’ favourite wine bar. Winner for the Best Wine List: Alia Awards 2015. A quirky urban garden oasis …
Merrilee
A true local experience. The decor is amazingly quirky, there are birds hanging upside down on the ceiling, co…
4. The Winery
4. The Winery
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39 local reviews
285A Crown Street, Surry Hills
Closed now
(02) 9331 0833
Ollie
Ollie
Laneway wine bar serving Modern Australian food. This quirky garden oasis in the heart of Surry Hills, offers over 30 meticulously selected …
L'Abode Accommodation Specialist
L'Abode Accommodation Specialist
Surry Hills’ favourite wine bar. Winner for the Best Wine List: Alia Awards 2015. A quirky urban garden oasis in the heart of Surry Hills, T…
Merrilee
Merrilee
A true local experience. The decor is amazingly quirky, there are birds hanging upside down on the ceiling, cow print chairs, a large chess …
5. Norfolk Hotel
5. Norfolk Hotel
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11 local reviews
305 Cleveland Street, Redfern
Closed now
(02) 9699 3177
Establishment
Nicola
Great beer garden, tacos downstairs and crab upstairs
Dean
Lovely beer garden, great food, drinks specials, very hipster, very laid back and check out the crabs upstairs…
Karen-Louise
Great pub vibe
5. Norfolk Hotel
5. Norfolk Hotel
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11 local reviews
305 Cleveland Street, Redfern
Closed now
(02) 9699 3177
Nicola
Nicola
Great beer garden, tacos downstairs and crab upstairs
Dean
Dean
Lovely beer garden, great food, drinks specials, very hipster, very laid back and check out the crabs upstairs.
Karen-Louise
Karen-Louise
Great pub vibe
6. Courthouse Hotel
6. Courthouse Hotel
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16 local reviews
202 Australia Street, Newtown
Open now
(02) 9519 8273
Establishment
Lawrence
Pub with the best beer garden in Newtown. Perfect on a sunny day.
Kaz
A very famous and lively pub with a great beer garden and exciting menu that is a pleasant walk from the studi…
Simon
Back street Newtown pub. A great place to repair to for beers and boutique pub food after an afternoon spent a…
6. Courthouse Hotel
6. Courthouse Hotel
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16 local reviews
202 Australia Street, Newtown
Open now
(02) 9519 8273
Lawrence
Lawrence
Pub with the best beer garden in Newtown. Perfect on a sunny day.
Kaz
Kaz
A very famous and lively pub with a great beer garden and exciting menu that is a pleasant walk from the studio.
Simon
Simon
Back street Newtown pub. A great place to repair to for beers and boutique pub food after an afternoon spent at the Newtown Festival or loun…
7. The Bank
7. The Bank
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10 local reviews
Bar
Matt
Long standing local pub. Large open spaces for groups. A beer garden that is a restaurant with burgers & pizza…
Tom Trevor
Cocktail jugs and hearty food in a bar with an open street view, plus a vibrant, leafy beer garden.
Rebecca
Known as "The Bank," it is conveniently located in the heart of Newtown. It usually gets packed out on weekend…
7. The Bank
7. The Bank
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10 local reviews
Matt
Matt
Long standing local pub. Large open spaces for groups. A beer garden that is a restaurant with burgers & pizza. Sports bar upstairs.
Tom Trevor
Tom Trevor
Cocktail jugs and hearty food in a bar with an open street view, plus a vibrant, leafy beer garden.
Rebecca
Rebecca
Known as "The Bank," it is conveniently located in the heart of Newtown. It usually gets packed out on weekend nights. A little classier and…
8. The Rose Hotel
8. The Rose Hotel
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11 local reviews
54 Cleveland Street, Chippendale
Closed now
(02) 9318 1133
Establishment
Penny
Pub - total pub, good pub :) nice beer garden...
Michelle
Trendy, down to earth pub & food, beer garden, pizza, jugs, good food, cheap drinks good night out but closes …
Emma
Iconic Sydney pub. Great beer garden and kitchen!
8. The Rose Hotel
8. The Rose Hotel
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11 local reviews
54 Cleveland Street, Chippendale
Closed now
(02) 9318 1133
Penny
Penny
Pub - total pub, good pub :) nice beer garden...
Michelle
Michelle
Trendy, down to earth pub & food, beer garden, pizza, jugs, good food, cheap drinks good night out but closes at midnight
Emma
Emma
Iconic Sydney pub. Great beer garden and kitchen!
9. Andrew "Boy" Charlton Pool
9. Andrew "Boy" Charlton Pool
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31 local reviews
Andrew "Boy" Charlton Pool
(02) 9358 6686
Establishment
Elliott
Open-air saltwater swimming pool with sun loungers- great views of the naval port, located in picturesque Roya…
Ray
Sydney has a series of excellent outdoor pools, but the location of the Boy Charlton is pretty magical. Tucked…
Catherine
Andrew Charlton Pool is an eight-lane outdoor heated salt-water 50-metre swimming pool on the shore of Woolloo…
9. Andrew "Boy" Charlton Pool
9. Andrew "Boy" Charlton Pool
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31 local reviews
Andrew "Boy" Charlton Pool
(02) 9358 6686
Elliott
Elliott
Open-air saltwater swimming pool with sun loungers- great views of the naval port, located in picturesque Royal Botanic Gardens
Ray
Ray
Sydney has a series of excellent outdoor pools, but the location of the Boy Charlton is pretty magical. Tucked down the side of the Royal Bo…
Catherine
Catherine
Andrew Charlton Pool is an eight-lane outdoor heated salt-water 50-metre swimming pool on the shore of Woolloomooloo Bay in the Domain in Sy…
10. Circular Quay
10. Circular Quay
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73 local reviews
Circular Quay, Sydney
SublocalityPolitical
Sydneysider
Ferries are about 25 minutes walk away, through the Botanic Gardens. Allow 30 mins if you don't have a ticket
Lazarus
Sydney Opera House, Art Museum, Botanic Gardens, Ferries to Manly and other points of interest.
Alastair
A great area for sightseeing with only a very short stroll to either the Opera house, Sydney Harbour Bridge, B…
10. Circular Quay
10. Circular Quay
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73 local reviews
Circular Quay, Sydney
Sydneysider
Sydneysider
Ferries are about 25 minutes walk away, through the Botanic Gardens. Allow 30 mins if you don't have a ticket
Lazarus
Lazarus
Sydney Opera House, Art Museum, Botanic Gardens, Ferries to Manly and other points of interest.
Alastair
Alastair
A great area for sightseeing with only a very short stroll to either the Opera house, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Botanical Gardens, CBD and also…
11. The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen
11. The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen
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11 local reviews
74 Rose Street, Chippendale
Closed now
(02) 9319 4415
Establishment
Clark
Cute old pub with a nice beer garden out the back. Popular with locals. Really good food.
Danni
Hearty pub food in a relaxed space with rustic furnishings, a packed bookshelf, and a beer garden.
Kaz
It's a beautiful old pub with a lovely beer garden, but the food is exceptional, especially the duck!
11. The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen
11. The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen
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11 local reviews
74 Rose Street, Chippendale
Closed now
(02) 9319 4415
Clark
Clark
Cute old pub with a nice beer garden out the back. Popular with locals. Really good food.
Danni
Danni
Hearty pub food in a relaxed space with rustic furnishings, a packed bookshelf, and a beer garden.
Kaz
Kaz
It's a beautiful old pub with a lovely beer garden, but the food is exceptional, especially the duck!
12. White Rabbit Gallery
12. White Rabbit Gallery
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64 local reviews
30 Balfour Street, Chippendale, Sydney
Closed now
+61 2-8399-2867
Art Gallery
Simon
One of our favourite galleries in the city (especially for Simon as a sinophile). It has one of the largest co…
El
This gallery displays works from contemporary Chinese artists, always something interesting with a fantastic …
Suzy
Contemporary chinese art. Amazing 3 storey gallery in a converted warehouse with a teahouse on the ground floo…
12. White Rabbit Gallery
12. White Rabbit Gallery
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64 local reviews
30 Balfour Street, Chippendale, Sydney
Closed now
+61 2-8399-2867
Simon
Simon
One of our favourite galleries in the city (especially for Simon as a sinophile). It has one of the largest collections of contemporary Chin…
El
El
This gallery displays works from contemporary Chinese artists, always something interesting with a fantastic library on the top floor and a…
Suzy
Suzy
Contemporary chinese art. Amazing 3 storey gallery in a converted warehouse with a teahouse on the ground floor. DJs some evenings too.