Sydney’s best place to entertain someone for free is shockingly idyllic considering how close it is to our busy harbour and skyscrapers. From the herb garden to the rainforest walk, admire the Royal Botanic Gardens’ impressive array of international plants, most labelled with their botanical name and country of origin. The gardens are open from 7am until sunset with spectacular views of Sydney harbour. Take a free daily tour, eat at the café and visit the garden shop, or just plant yourself under the shade of a Choricarpia leptopetala and Zen out at your new default picnic spot.
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, 2000, www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
Written by: Alexia Derbas