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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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Address: Queens Domain | Lower Domain Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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+61 3 6234 6299
08:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is Australia's second-oldest...

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is Australia's second-oldest established in 1818. These gardens are home to the largest collection of mature conifers in the Southern Hemisphere and it also has the only subantarctic plant house in the world. A great restaurant and cafe is available onsite and it is a wonderful place to visit all year round. Visit our website for more information.

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Beautiful way to spend an afternoon. Stunning & relaxing despite the many people there! The autumn colours were dramatic & beautiful.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kelly S
Adelaide, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pleasant gardens even if a little small. Nice to sit and have a sandwich and a stroll. Could be a bit bigger.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful way to spend an afternoon. Stunning & relaxing despite the many people there! The autumn colours were dramatic & beautiful.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Relaxing place quite close to the city. We specially enjoyed the sub-antartica vegetation room and the japanese garden. I would recomend the visit.

Thank areqdom
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I always love going to a city's botanical gardens and we were seriously not disappointed here. Beautiful walks through different themed environments, great views out over the water, easy to spend a whole day here in great weather, especially if you book lunch or breakfast at Succulent, the lovely restaurant.

Thank oohl
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here to kill time waiting for another tour. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and we thoroughly enjoyed our walk through the garden. The Japanese Garden was beautiful! The volunteer at the gate was excellent and told us the highlights to maximize our time.

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Appleby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice day you can spend here looking around these lovely, well kept gardens. The Japanese Garden is wonderful.

Thank LellieK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very hard to get there using Hobart Metro Bus. There is the explode red bus just at the gate that cost $3 to the city. Inside the garden there's no map which very hard to get around. Japanese garden was the best, very lovely at the end of the garden, but the rest is just average.

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Took the opportunity to visit to celebrate this fantastic man's 90th birthday Great crowd Seen snippets on the ABC of this great spot. The community garden is a must visit

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To get to the gardens its either a good walk along the river (good bridge views) or through the War Memorial gardens. The Botanical Gardens are certainly worth a visit while in Hobart. A relaxing few hours can be spent here. In April the Monet bridge lily pond area was looking beautiful, with ducks and water birds everywhere. The Tea... More 

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Botanic gardens are to be found in most cities with a British heritage. This is a great place to see cool climate plants including heritage cottage flowers, shrubs and trees. It is well located and overlooks Hobart's Derwent Estuary. Well worth a few hours. Restaurant could be open a bit longer.

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