A 5k Tourist Run in The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Note: This post has been updated since its first publication in November 2017. Despite the fact that I now live in Sydney, Australia, my spirit has always been that of a fascinated, grateful tourist, whom to date have had the privilege to travel 23 Countries (and counting!).  Not a day goes by where I am […]

Note: This post has been updated since its first publication in November 2017.

Despite the fact that I now live in Sydney, Australia, my spirit has always been that of a fascinated, grateful tourist, whom to date have had the privilege to travel 23 Countries (and counting!).  Not a day goes by where I am not in awe of something new or beautiful, and where I don’t lift my head up from my phone and get out into the fresh air to see and experience what is actually going on around me.  On November 19, 2017, I opted for a Tourist Run through the magnificently manicured gardens of The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

Botanic garden run Sydney
Perfectly manicured gardens

I passed my favorite tree in the world for a quick hello and headed down to The Calyx which was again boasting another world-class, completely free flower exhibition besides with Australia’s largest indoor green wall.  From there the accessible paths took me past The Fernery and I reached the famous Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair after seizing a few breathtaking photo opportunities of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

After being completely mesmerized by the panoramic views from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, which allows spectacular sunset pictures of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, where the famous Sydney Running Festival commences. 

Read my Sydney Marathon race report here.

I finished my beautiful run halfway around the majestic Sydney Opera House and warmed down with a walk back to my starting point.

If you are ever in Sydney and plan to do this run, I’d be delighted to accompany you and share the magic that Sydney has to offer.  Feel free to email me at anna.edwards@gettothestart.com. 

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