Colac Botanic Gardens, Colac

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#146 of 843 in Parks in Victoria
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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  • A great spot to just relax and enjoy the peace. The mighty oaks and perectly kept gardens were a joy.  more »
  • Coming to Colac late; a nice relaxing walk before dinner. a stretch of the Lake by observing the tremendous amount of birds and then I lose myself to the Botanical Garden. A real treat, beautifully maintained. It's worth for a relaxing walk, and a stop, even for a good book on one of the numerous benches
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  • Gorgeous green space perfect for a moment's contemplation. Nice cafe in the gardens and overlooking the lake.  more »
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  • Have used this park on the lake thru necessity, due to fires. Could not be more friendly and helpful. Dogs must be on leads. Lovely walks. Pretty park. If need facilities and van doesn't have them need to take an ensuite. In all a pretty and friendly park
  • My sister myself and her son and his partner all stayed in a very tiny cabin. The lady of park was very rude to us and stated you have not obeyed my rules my sister was apparently black banned from the park until she said she was sorry what a flamin joke as if where going to go back and stay. It was dusty cob webs inside and out. My sister and I slept in children's bunks yet the lady knew that it was for four adults. My sister had to climb up on a chair to get into her bed I had to lay on the floor and roll in . Funny at the time but not when you have rudeness and filth . There was no tea or coffee. What a disgrace.
  • We stayed in a clean cabin with a great view of the lake. The hot water and air-conditioning worked perfectly. We came during what seemed like a busy weekend when many of the local hotels and motels were booked out. There was a pre-season AFL match between Geelong and Essendon and also a wedding. We were lucky to book the last cabin. The botanical gardens and playground next door were perfect for some exercise and let playtime for the kids.
  • Very nice caravan park. Pet friendly as my travel companion is a dog. Only down side so far is supplying my own teabags
  • Friendly and helpful, lovely spot next to gardens and lake. Lovely shady areas.
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