Hyde Park

sights / Parks & gardens

Hyde Park information

Location
Sydney , Australia
Address
Elizabeth St
Getting there
Train: St James & Museum
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It sounds like a cliche, but Hyde Park really is the city’s lungs. It’s a formal park with manicured gardens, ibises probing the undergrowth (and the rubbish bins), homeless hombres sleeping on benches and a giant chess set attracting nods and whispers from spectators. The tree-formed tunnel running down its spine looks particularly pretty at night, illuminated by fairy lights.

The park’s northern end is crowned by the richly symbolic art deco Archibald Memorial Fountain , featuring Greek mythological figures. At the southern end, the shallow Pool of Remembrance fronts the Anzac Memorial.