Come lunch hour and you will see many business attire-clad office workers sprawled on the lush green lawns of the Royal Botanic Garden – and you’ll want to follow suit! Spread over 30 hectares, there is an afternoon nap spot for every slumping head, whether that be by the lake, overlooking the harbour or on the manicured grass of the rose garden. Grab a quick coffee at the kiosk to perk up before returning to your desk after your snooze in the sun. Enjoy a leisurely stroll and savour some peace and quiet right in the heart of the bustling Sydney CBD. Just watch out for over-friendly ibises, families of ducks and errant schoolchildren on excursions.
Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000. 9231 8111. rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au