Sydney Royal Botanic GardensFree: All time

Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens sit on what was then the first farmland on the Australian continent. The farm failed and the endeavor to build the area into a botanic garden started in the early 19th century. The area is home to a colony of over 22,000 Grey-headed Flying Foxes (megabats native to Australia). There’s also a free guided walks inside the garden daily at 10:30am. Walks depart form the Information Counter at the Palm Grove Centre.

Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd., Sydney 2000
Opening hours: Daily 9am – 5pm
Direction: Train to Martin Place, St. James or Circular Quay Station; Bus No. 441 to Art Gallery of NSW stop
Phone: +61 29 231 8111