Royal Botanical Gardens
In the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District, the Royal Botanical Gardens are a 30-acre (12-hectare) oasis of greenery. If you have an interest in science, plants and horticulture, this is a perfect day out. The gardens are also home to the oldest scientific institution in Australia, as well as many interesting species of plants, insects and animals. Frequent events are held here, with tickets available to book online. If you’re just looking to spend a day relaxing in the sun however, the Botanical Gardens are surrounded by The Domain, which has beautiful parklands for sports and days in the sunshine, as well as for meeting up for picnics with friends and family.