Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, Port Augusta: Hours, Address, Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

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
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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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Spike009
Sydney, Australia44 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
We always visit when we go through Port Augusta. Each visit we see something new and learn something about arid area plants. There are always lots of birds and the cafe is a must for good coffee, great cake. On two occasions now I have found the perfect gift in the shop.
Written 22 June 2022
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Gle E
Yarra Valley, Australia14 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
Well set out grounds, clear plant labels, lots of walks, the cafe food was sensational. Wife had the Banjo Tuna patties & native bush herbs. Go the native-flavoured ice-cream sampler: quanong, native lime, lemon myrtle, wattle seed (all using Laura’s Golden North ice-cream) ~A must taste. Delicious
Written 20 June 2022
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Emanpee
Sydney, Australia2,725 contributions
May 2022
Is an extensive area celebrating the arid expanses of the Australian continent. Well laid out but could do with trail maps. Did the Highlights Walk and side trip to viewing platform. Overall enjoyed but getting into the Aussie outback remains my preference.
Written 25 May 2022
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Thank you for your review Emanpee. We can provide visitors with trail maps from our gift shop, grab one when you visit next.
Written 8 June 2022
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Rotiman1
Sydney, Australia1,490 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Arrived as the visitor centre closed which to a degree coloured our visit. Did one of the shorter walks and found it underwhelming. Best part we’re some of the statues.
Written 1 May 2022
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sophie
14 contributions
Mar. 2022
It is quiet and peacful, no dogs.
A excellent place to get ideas for landscaping an "aussie" low water garden.
Written 23 March 2022
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Coastal722692
26 contributions
Dec. 2021
Enjoy the garden then have lunch or a coffee and cake at the café. A selection of gifts and other interesting items to buy as well.
Written 7 March 2022
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Nigel L
Adelaide, Australia602 contributions
Feb. 2022
Came here for breakfast (very good) and then wandered around the gardens and marvelled at the array of arid plants and shrubs plus the odd crawling reptile. Had a vrery relaxing experience.
Written 22 February 2022
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travellingpixie
Adelaide, Australia194 contributions
Jan. 2022
We stopped here after a long drive and it was a good opportunity to stretch our legs and enjoy a walk for an hour or two. Sadly there were not many flowers in bloom so I would recommend the spring when I assume there would be more to see. The weather was cool, cloudy and trying to rain so there were no animals out to see either. Went into the visitors center and no one acknowledged us.
Written 11 January 2022
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Steph G
Adelaide, Australia303 contributions
Oct. 2021
Very attractive and interesting native bushland gardens - we were lucky enough to visit during flowering time, attracting lots of birds, so it was even better! The cafe is great for a light lunch or breakfast and the gift shop has some beautiful, quality merchandise. Just a short drive out of Port Augusta, so make sure to put it on your itinerary
Written 29 October 2021
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia2,613 contributions
Oct. 2021
Well worth a bit of a wander around this very different garden. There are many paths leading off in different directions and it is very pleasant just to wander around, the plants are very interesting and it is obvious that there has been a lot of thought put into this botanic garden.
Written 28 October 2021
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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