We went on a rainy weekend, but on the Friday it cleared. There was buses in the car park, so we knew it would be busy. Free entry.
There is a bus that goes around the whole site,for $8 each, it was booked out for a time so we had time a snack ot Vireara, homemade food, nice.
Our bus driver was Orson, our fun loving bus peole called him Awesome and he was very informative, and allowed me time to take camera shots. Recommend him when you go. Worth the money
We bought some items in the shop and staff were lovely.
We went around ourselves to a few of closer beautiful areas.. We recommend a definate visit to the Rhododendrum gardens.