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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Simply the best

Went for lunch & had the Beef,Cheese & Native Herb Bush Spice Pie,Chips & Salad & Coffee.Wow the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dianne H
A must

What a wonderful surprise when we arrived at the Arid lands garden. As we wondered around the sign... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MarkKT1970
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Adelaide, Australia
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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...more
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Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for lunch & had the Beef,Cheese & Native Herb Bush Spice Pie,Chips & Salad & Coffee.Wow the whole meal was excellent.The Pie was delicious & the herbs in it were great to try & amazing.Salad & dressing were lovely.The staff are very friendly &...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful surprise when we arrived at the Arid lands garden. As we wondered around the sign posting on what seemed every plant was amazing. This place is a must if you love the outback, plants and animals. Excellent food and gift shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for your wonderful review - I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed your visit & we hope to see you again some time. All the best.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This unique centre is well worth a short visit for everyone. It's very well presented and the staff are eager to answer your questions. Even if you think it's not for you, take the short highlights walk and then enjoy something at the café. You'll...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 10 December 2018

Visited this garden briefly on our way through Port Augusta. Very inpressive modern & artistically designed information centre, including a well stocked shop selling books, seeds, mementos, and a good range of Australian native plants suited to low rainfall areas. The cafe sells ice creams...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Wow, what a lovely review - thanks so much. Really glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

In cooler weather it would be a lovely place to walk around. Mathew Flinders lookout is a great place to overlook Port Augusta. Great plant shop and wonderful meals. Worth stopping and taking the time to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mans71
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thanks so much for the lovely review. Maybe we'll see you again for an Autumn/Winter visit 😊

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The lunches are simple and good in a nice humble coffee shop. The setting is nice with good views to the red sands and the A/C is refreshing. Could do better coffee but it’s worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give a review. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the coffee, if you would like to provide more info on what the issue was we would love the opportunity to improve our coffee offering.

Reviewed 29 October 2018

The gardens are fully designed by the landscape architect, well planned and interesting. It showcases Australian dessert plants but also includes imported plants from arid areas all over the world.There is a cafe, gift shop and interpretative center available. This botanical garden has friendly hours...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thanks so much for your review - I will just correct you on one thing, we focus on plants from Arid zones around Australia but not from other countries though. All the best. 😊

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

As an introduction to the flora of Australia’s vast arid zones, an afternoon spent wandering here cannot be beaten. Well laid out and sign-posted, you can wander the paths just for the sense of an Aussie explorer. The cafe is good for lunch too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thanks so much for the lovely review, really glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Located just outside Port Augusta on The Stuart Highway, the park has several interesting walks including a Children's walk. Excellent botanical displays, souvenir shop and café. Well worth a visit- and even better- it is free to enter!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thanks so much for the lovely review 😊

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Finally got a chance to visit after passing though Port Augusta. Lots to see and well marked out paths and information there. large shady car park. We had coffee and cake before exploring then came back for lunch which was a platter of local produce...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thanks so much for the lovely review and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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SueM3892
12 February 2018|
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Response from yhi904 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed in most of the gardens. There is a lot of wild life just roaming around so I expect that’s the reason. If you get in touch with the site there are nearby kennels which will Board dogs for the day
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Beth H
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Response from Grandma07012007 | Reviewed this property |
The entry to the gardens was free
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