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A GUIDE TO HYDE PARK, SYDNEY

Another lovely green space in Sydney CBD

The entrance to Hyde Park when you cross the road at Park Street

There is nothing like a lovely green space in a busy city, where you can escape to for some quiet time or wander amongst the tree-lined pathways and forget your daily worries. Well, Hyde Park offers you just that.

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The beautiful fountain outside the War Memorial in Hyde Park
War Memorial

There are several notable statues and monuments in the park, such as the ANZAC Memorial, which is housed in a large marble art deco building, surrounded by fountains at both entrances. If you have been to the beautiful War Memorial in Canberra (>>>>> CLICK HERE >>>>>), you will notice that both memorials are very similar in style. Here you will find a collection of artifacts from the World Wars, as well as other conflicts up until the 1990s. It is free to enter.

The beautiful façade
I love the details on the building and wow – look at that door!
A shot of the interior from above

There is a statue of Captain Cook, who helped to discover Australia and map the east coast. He is stood high on a plinth, holding a telescope, and looking quite serious. Also, check out the Archibald Fountain, named after J.F Archibald, with its beautiful water feature and surrounded by imposing-looking statues. It is a popular meeting point in the park. When you walk here from the ANZAC Memorial towards the fountain, you’ll notice some of the trees lean towards each other and form a

The Captain Cook Statue
The wonderful Archibald Fountain
Are we at the Dark Hedges (Kings Road G.O.T.)?

cathedral-like roof. It’s really cool and reminds me of the Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland, where the King’s Road was filmed for the TV show Game of Thrones.

The Archibald Fountain

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Thanks for reading my post on my visit to Hyde Park in Sydney. It’s a great place to visit from the sometimes overwhelming crowds that can descend upon the city, so this is a lovely little green space to go, for some fresh air and a bit of nature.

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Captain Cook Statue
The famous Coca-Cola sign in Kings Cross
A beautiful shot of the Sydney Tower Eye
I love this beautiful tree, but DON’T be a whopper and draw on trees!
St Mary’s Cathedral
Archibald Fountain
The Sydney Tower Eye view from Hyde Park

30 thoughts on “A GUIDE TO HYDE PARK, SYDNEY

    1. Lol I used to love Neighbours but stopped watching it years ago. However, it always inspired me to want to come here one day and see it for myself. There’s quite a lot of great architecture around here, especially St. Marys Cathedral, which would even give some European ones a run for their money 🙂

      1. I have never heard of Hyde park before lol. That’s probably weird lol. But it is so beautiful. I would love to visit Hyde park one day and that statue looks so cute. You always give me travel goals. Thank you for sharing x

        1. Thanks so much for commenting Ruth. It really is a great place to visit, but the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney are even better 🙂 It really is an amazing city!

  1. I’ve been to Hyde Park before. I like it there. I miss visiting Sydney. It’s a lovely city. I wish to travel there again in the future. Thank you for this virtual tour.

  2. It amazes me just how many things in Australia are named after places in the UK, you’d think for a country that loved to explore that they’d be a tad more creative. When I saw the title of the post I first assumed in was Hyde Park in London, but I was wrong. Beautiful photos by the way

    1. Thanks so much! I know Australia has named so many places after English towns! I remember about 10 years ago my husband and I were catching the train south from Sydney when we passed a stop called Scarborough 🙂 LOL

    1. Thanks so much for reading Molly. I do love wandering around here as there’s lots to look at. I really want to head inside the War Memorial based here so that I can add it to this post 🙂

  3. Great post and photos! I feel like a wimp saying this but I’m actually kind of scared to go to Australia haha, the animals terrify me! Hyde park looks beautiful though, the water fountains and architecture all look beautiful so maybe I’ll try and go anyway. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Lol, I used to feel the same way as I’m petrified of spiders, but I never see any! We have flying screens on all windows and doors and it keeps them out. Hyde Park really is great. You should definitely come to Australia. It really is as wonderful as you think it will be 🙂 Thanks so much for reading.

  4. I have been to parks in Melbourne, but am sorry I missed shooting off to Sydney during my trio to Australia! The fountains and architecture are simply galore!

    1. They really are so lovely Jaya. At least you’ve visited Melbourne, I’m itching to get back there 🙂 Yes, I would definitely recommend spending more time in Sydney. Keep a look out for my Sydney guide coming later this year 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! I agree I’m a bit of a mad researcher before I go anywhere. I literally want to explore the place and read everything before even getting there, so I know what I want to do when I arrive. I guess I like to walk people through a place I’ve visited and then let the reader decide if it’s worth visiting. Thanks so much for reading!

  5. Thank you for this guide! I’ve never been to Sydney and am now so intrigued and would love to visit post-COVID someday! It’s just a really long flight from NYC lol

    1. It really is such a long flight, isn’t it? But trust me it is well worth the pain LOL! Sydney really is a great city and an awesome starting point to tour the rest of the country. I hope you make it over here one day 🙂

  6. Thanks for this guide! I haven’t been to Sydney and am now really intrigued and would love to visit AUS post-covid. It’s just a really long flight from NYC lol

  7. Wow such lovely photos you’ve included and I miss Australia so much – hopefully can come back to visit family once things are a bit better travel wise! What an awesome post.

    1. Awww that’s so sweet of you to say Alex, thank you. It’s hard, isn’t it? I’m originally from the UK and live on the NSW south coast so not seen my Mum for 3 years 🙁 I so hope you get to see your fam soon. Fingers crossed the borders open next year and we can all be reunited 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Cristina! I’m so glad you enjoyed reading 🙂 It’s a lovely park. I hope you get to visit Sydney one day. Hopefully the borders will be open next year.

  8. I traveled to Australia years ago with my parents & the first stop was Syndey. I would love to go back one day as we were only there for a couple of days.
    I love all the photos!

    1. I’m so glad you’ve had the chance to visit Australia. It’s such a wonderful country, isn’t it? I hope you get to come back again! I’ve got heaps of Sydney posts to inspire you 🙂 Thanks for reading.

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