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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
Been meaning to visit every time we pass through Port Augusta and finally we made the effort. If you have any interest at all in gardening and/or Australian flora then you will enjoy this garden. Very easy walks take you through a variety of landscapes...More
Very well organised, lots of information as you move around. There are a number of walks of different durations to choose from, from quick walks around the gardens close to the visitors centre to 2.5hr walks around the outer rim. Even if you don't have...More
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago
Thanks so much for the lovely review - really glad you enjoyed your visit.
Apart from a great café, the gardens and the ever present wildlife were amazing. We visited the gardens three times, the latter two visits to have meals at the café as we passed through Port Augusta the three times on our trip.
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018
Thanks so much for the wonderful review - I'm really glad you've enjoyed your visits.
The gardens are well worth a visit and provide some good details about Australian outback flora that grow in arid conditions and in particular areas of South Australia. The garden is well laid out and species well signed. There are a number of walking tracks...More
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018
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