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Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia

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Occupying 30 hectares of waterfront land in the heart of Sydney, the Royal Botanic Gardens offer walking and relaxation among 200 year-old trees and plants. Within the grounds, there is a formal Rose Garden, Succulent Garden, Oriental Garden, Herb Garden and Fernery.

A network of paths meander among the plant collections and along the waterfront to Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Contemporary sculptures are located throughout the gardens. The garden also contains a historic vegetable garden planted by Governor Phillip and the popular Sydney Tropical Centre.

Landmark Attractions

Sydney Opera House
- Internationally recognised architectural icon and leading performing arts venue.

State Library of New South Wales
- Holding historically important works in an extensive collection.

Mrs Macquarie's Chair
- At the Eastern edge of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie's Point offers one of the best views of Sydney Harbour. Mrs Macquaire's Chair is carved from a rock ledge - a gift to Elizabeth Macquarie, wife of the former Governor, Lachlan Macquarie.

Sydney Tropical Centre
- Within a dramatic glass pyramid in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Tropical Centre recreates tropical ecosystems in minature. The Centre contains many rare plants, including one of the world's rarest trees, the Wollemi Pine.

Art Gallery of New South Wales
- The Art Gallery of New South Wales houses collections of art from Australia and Asia across a wide range of disciplines. Exhibitions and special collections form a rolling programme throughout the year. Running in 2001, the notable 'World Without End' collection presents the art of photography in the 20th century.

Government House
- Government House was, until 1996, the residence of the Governor of New South Wales. Now open to the public, everyone can enjoy the impressive Gothic Revival architecture, State Rooms and attractive colonial gardens. Gardens open daily, house open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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