Hyde Park, Sydney

4.4
#7 of 101 in Parks in Sydney
Visit the oldest public park in Australia, Hyde Park. From the very early days of the colony, the open area was a top spot for sports such a cricket, rugby, and even organized bare-knuckle fights. Today, it remains an ideal spot for a morning jog or a stroll among fig-lined avenues in the park. The gardens are well-kept and home to approximately 580 trees. There are many monuments to stop and see, such as the Archibald Fountain, the ANZAC War Memorial, an obelisk with Egyptian features, and a monument to Captain James Cook. You can do what the locals like to do, grab a latte, people watch, or read a book on the grass. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hyde Park and many more Sydney attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sydney day trip website.
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  • Lined with beautiful gum trees and natural fauna and chock full of monuments to explorers, soldiers, arts and engineering, this park is well worth your visit. Surrounded by trendy eateries and...  more »
  • Huge park in the busy city - a lot of benches, amazing fountain, giant chessboard, parrots, ibis birds and also great museum...  more »
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  • What a glorious Park, the first public park in Australia! So much history - if only those stunning old trees could talk! The magnificent Moreton Bay Fig Trees have to be my favourite. This park is beautifully maintained and presented. It has a restful, peaceful ambience. A space beckoning you to sit, rest a while, breathe, enjoy being at peace, before going on with your day. I highly recommend it.
  • Fantastic green space - lungs of the city - that is great to rest in a lunchtime. Check out the Sandringham Garden, Archibald Fountain and Giant Chess Board,. Children-friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Good place to sight Bin-chickens. Best train station is St James. Various bus routes. Best car-parking is Domain.
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