Australian National Botanic GardensCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Black Mountain, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2601, Canberra
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +02-62509540
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Botanical Garden, Walking Area, Family And Kids
Australian National Botanic Gardens - Review
The Botanic gardens are welcome change from the heat and dust of the city. They have a prized collection of plants and the gardens beckon a tired soul to rest and reflect. Spread over 90 hectares, the gardens do a brilliant job of educating people about botany and preserving rare flora and fauna.
Take advantage of the free guided tour that is quite informative. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Canberra itinerary 1 day.
Australian National Botanic Gardens Information
- For public safety in dangerous or potentially dangerous weather conditions, such as high winds or high fire danger, Gardens' staff may decide to close parts of the Gardens.
- Be safe in the Gardens. Walk on the paths and look out for those less sure-footed than you.
- To discourage animals that damage the collection there are no rubbish bins in the Gardens - please take your rubbish home with you or use the bins in the car park.
- To protect the special collection the following are not permitted within the Gardens: ball games, frisbees, kites, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, BBQs and fires.
- Domestic pets, including dogs (other than those registered to assist a visually impaired person), are not permitted in the Gardens.
How To reach Australian National Botanic Gardens by Public Transport
- During the week ACTION bus route 3 runs through the Australian National University, along Daley Road, and stops close to the gardens.
- The closest stop is on Daley Road, across from Burton and Garran residential halls.
Restaurants Near Australian National Botanic Gardens
- The Gardens cafe
- Teatra Vivaldi Restaurant
- Subway restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Australian National Botanic Gardens
62.11% of people who visit Canberra include Australian National Botanic Gardens in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
74.21% of people start their Australian National Botanic Gardens visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Australian National Botanic Gardens
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Australian National Botanic Gardens
Australian National Botanic Gardens Trips
Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra Reviews
The gardens are very nice and have a relaxing vibe. We waited for the volunteer tour and she was amazing. Insightful while answering out very basic questions. It was a relaxing walk and we were able to explore the gardens. The ramps above the jungle section had a great view and would be great on a spring day.
The Botanical Gardens have some awesome school holiday programs for the kidlets. We took along a picnic lunch and ensconced ourselves on a blanket under the trees, next to a creek and enjoyed listening to the water and the birds while relaxing with our meal. Explore all the different gardens and see how many different types of lizards you can spot while you wander around.
Wonderful gardens with an a number of easy walking paths. Fantastic views and atmosphere with almost not city noises only bird calls and the sound of wind through the trees it very peaceful. Wheelchair access is available almost anywhere in the gardens. There is a cafe but it closes early at 3pm even though the gardens don't close till 5. So if you want a cup of tea after your wonder through the gardens go early.
Lots of parking, but you need to pay. Wonderful botany, some plants I did not expect to survive in our climate. Loads of outdoor nature play for little ones, things like poo sticks, chasing ducks, running climbing. Cafe is great too, with higher end choices (for a Cafe) and prices to match.
This is an enjoyable activity to do in Canberra. There is lots of open space and area for the kids to run around. There is a wide variety of plants the attention unique and the mist in the valley is magnificent, definitely my favourite part of the Botanical Garden.