Colac Botanic Gardens, Colac

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The Colac Botanic Gardens is a regional botanical garden, located at the corner of Fyans and Gellibrand streets, on the shores of Lake Colac in Colac, Victoria, Australia. Land was allocated in 1865, with the garden being established in 1868 by Daniel Bunce, and later remodelled in 1910 by Melbourne Botanical Gardens director William Guilfoyle.The Colac Botanic garden covers fifteen hectares, and contains over a thousand specimens (more than any other provincial garden in Victoria). The garden hosts variations of trees such as bunya bunya pine, Elia Keightley, Firewheel Tree, Bird Plant. Several trees in the garden have been placed on the Victorian Significant Tree Register.The gardens are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
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  • The Colac Botanical Gardens have some great floral displays but also some historic trees. There is a National Heritage listed Bunya Pine. It contains a number of well established rare trees and a numb...  more »
  • Do your self a favour and visit. The residents of Colac are very fortunate the early forebears of this district set aside this land and planted such a beautiful garden.  more »
  • Gardens are pleasant, nothing special. Sometimes they have nice floral displays. Good playground and barbeque facilities.  more »
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  • The gardens are beautiful. The playground needs some more exciting equipment as it's very boring.
  • The owners especially the lady of the house was very rude to guests. Cabin was shocking. Exhaust fans were disgusting and when we approached owner re tea and coffee we were told for 85.00 per night you won't get tea and coffee!! Bed uncomfortable would have been better on floor but carpet was filthy. Would not recommend this place to anyone, human or otherwise.
  • Surprisingly attractive part of Colac. Would spend my holiday here because why the hell would you go to Colac for an extended stay? But good for a night's stop. Roomy cabin. Could throw in some tea and coffee just sayin'. You can't swim in the lake it's full of crocodiles
  • It was the worst experience of my life, the owner Margaret, is rude and obnoxious . Holidays are meant to be relaxing right, so I thought.. Margaret would yell at you and speak down to you like you were a child, she comes past on a regular basis in her hoon buggy, and tells people what to do and how loud to talk, she is the worst person I have ever come across. She has appalling customer service and communication skills and should not be in business, I didn't realise I was staying in a retirement village.... ***BAD REVIEW***
  • Lake Colac caravan park is a real oasis, and a shelter from the storm - quite literally! After our tent was totally flooded by heavy wind and rain, the wonderful staff at the park insisted we spend the night in one of their spare caravans. So much gratitude to¬† them! We enjoyed our stay so much we stayed an extra night. We received such a warm welcome and felt we were being taken care of the whole time. Their prices are extremely reasonable and the facilities, though basic, offer everyting you need and are really well kept. Despite the beautiful lake and wildlife right on the doorstep, there isn't loads to do in Colac, but it offers a great base to explore nearby attractions like the Otways and the Great Ocean Road. Definitely worth a stay. Thanks :)

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