Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

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Explore the many paths at Australian National Botanic Gardens. They will take you through the national collection of Australian native plants, including banksias, grevillias, and callistemons. The main loop is about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) of mostly flat terrain and well-marked paths. The glasshouse features ferns and pitcher plants, while the treetop walk and gully boardwalk showcase the colors and sounds of the rainforest. Birdlife is abundant (honeyeaters, wattlebirds, and even a Satin bowerbird). It is not uncommon to also see wallabies and echidna bumbling about and lizards sunbathing on rocks. Plan your visit to Australian National Botanic Gardens and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Canberra road trip planner.
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  • There are various zones in the garden for different kinds of climate regions. The native plants were beautiful and many were blooming in April. I saw an echidna in the garden and was very excited. The...  more »
  • Parking is expensive but venue entry is free, so OK on balance. Went to the visitor centre to begin with and met a wonderful woman staffer who talked to our grandchildren and spent time showing them t...  more »
  • Loved the gardens and how there was a space to represent the different types of climate around Australia. Great spot to give a taste of Australia. The rainforests were gorgeous. The main track was a v...  more »
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