Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden was established in 1993 to research, conserve and promote the wider appreciation of Australia’s arid zone flora. Located on the shores of Upper Spencer Gulf with spectacular views to the ancient Flinders Ranges, the Garden showcases a diverse collection of arid zone habitats in a picturesque setting of more than 250 hectares.As well as its stunning selection of arid zone plants, the garden is also home to more than 100 species of birds, and has a diverse population of repltiles, mammals and insects.It features a children's animal discovery trail, AridSmart display gardens where you can see how to use the plants in you home garden, and a visitor centre, which incorporates the Bluebush Cafe and the AridSmart Gift and Garden Shop. The cafe has mouthwatering menu choices and you can't go past the Quandong Smoothies. The AridSmart Gift and Garden Shop is where you can purchase a piece of the garden to take home. Its range of AridSmart plants will not only reduce your water bills but will bring the beauty of Australia's plants into your garden.
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Mimi
Kalbarri, Australia21 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Stroll around the native gardens and see such a diverse collection of Australian flora .. beautifully kept , obviously well loved . We did the big walk also and it was a great experience
Written 3 September 2023
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sawn463
Greater Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Friends
An interesting Botanic Garden featuring arid regions flora from all over Australia. Wonderful cafe & gift shop with quality products. I bought some excellent picture books for grandchildren. Place to recharge phones. Guided tours & walks to do.
Written 1 August 2023
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Ginger151219
Adelaide, Australia258 contributions
Jul. 2023
Every time we travel this way we allow time to visit the Arid Lands. No matter what season, there is always something of beauty and interest to see. Staff are great and the visitors' centre is lovely.
Written 15 July 2023
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GView
Dunkeld, Australia6 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Excellent gardens. Fascinating to see an arid landscape garden. Lovely cafe set in the garden surrounds. Very helpful staff.
Written 3 July 2023
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R W
4 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
Just spent a magical day at this wonderful garden. It gets better and better, and we now can’t go past Port Augusta without calling in. The plants are extraordinary -varied and unusual. It’s a birder’s paradise! To top it off lunch is always unusual and delicious. Thanks Port Augusta. Congratulations on providing this wonderful garden which we consider to be among the best in Australia, and we’ve been to most.
Written 8 June 2023
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Deb S
178 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this attraction. Lots to see and interact with and the cafe has excellent food. The staff are also friendly and obliging.
Written 6 June 2023
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sallymyrtle
6 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Family
Great visitor centre with cafe and shop. Reasonable cost meals - no entry fee so happy to spend money here!
Gardens are beautiful, enjoyed wandering around on warm autumn morning through the red sand and thousands of plants. Great info for bird watchers so you know what you're looking out for.
Written 26 April 2023
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4chillis
Adelaide, Australia995 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
I'm not normally into plants but I enjoy visiting the Australian Arid Lands Botanical Park. It is a gorgeous area and the sign posting is very engaging. Lots of different areas to explore so there is something for everyone. And it's continually changing as different areas grow! Fantastic free attraction in Port Augusta. They have a lovely visitor centre as well.
Written 8 April 2023
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bobjanh
Brisbane, Australia2,179 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
Located just a few know north of town , this place is great.

A lovely area with a wide range of native flora, well labelled and accessible by way of a number of walking tracks, the plants are lovely and attract an interesting array of birdlife.

An excellent, modern Visitors centre with cafe is on the grounds: the coffee was good and there were gluten free cake options. Provides a bit of respite from the heat on warmer days.

Well worth half a day to visit here.
Written 4 April 2023
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Asailorstravels
Forth, Australia70 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
Called in here on our way from the Yorke to the Eyre , I had read in a tourist brochure it was worth checking out. The gardens are indeed amazing , have a walk around and then go elsewhere for coffee. Ordered takeaway so we could drink / walk around the paths. Both coffees thrown in the bin minus 2 sips. Worst coffee I’ve had in SA . I even had a double shot , the only taste was strangely thick , Luke warm milk. Have had better coffee from a vending machine sorry. Everything else lovely
Written 20 March 2023
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm