Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Cranbourne

#2 of 42 in Parks in Mornington Peninsula
Gigantic Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne sits on 145 hectares (360 acres). The landscaping is designed to accommodate interactive displays that let you walk through garden areas, cross over wetlands, and even play in water features. See large areas of native bush, heath, and other plants as well as contemporary sculptures. The red earth section brings the outback into the suburbs. You will see lots of birdlife, butterflies, and maybe even a wallaby. One area warns you to beware of snakes, so you might see one of those too. Shaded areas throughout the complex make walking a pleasure. Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Cranbourne Edition.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Walk in the bush with th kangarros and bandicoots or visit the mire formal Australian Garden Either way is a great way to spend time eithee alone or with friends or family. I am inspired by the planti...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Great place very relaxing great variety of plants to look at great place to visit so peaceful just to sit and watch the the birds.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    My husband and I decided to see this on the spur of the moment, so much to see the beautiful gardens and displays, truly a hidden gem that is free.  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Probably the best native botanical garden I've seen. They've quite obviously spent a lot on the design and landscaping. One of the signs said it took 18 years to design & construct. The interpretive signage is excellent, with pointers for your home garden. This place is excellent, when quiet, to reflect on the simple majesty of the Australian landscape. Keep away from pestilential groups (that seem to follow you) with children that you can hear for a mile. There are at least 2 cafes that I saw. The gift shop has tasteful & quality goods. Pricey, not unexpected.
  • July 18, 2017
    Lovely day out! You can walk around at your own pace. It’s pram friendly, and you can grab a coffee and something to eat in the cafe. Entry is free. It’s kids friendly, there is a play area and if it’s warm enough they can paddle in the water feature.
  • August 13, 2017
    What a gorgeous place! We spent our time exploring the Australian Gardens which are an amazing landscaping feat. So wonderfully thought out with plenty to interest the whole family; Waterfalls, bridges, wading ponds, installations. Pram-friendly (ramps) and baby change tables available at the visitor centre. We'll be back!
  • July 18, 2017
    I love strolling around the gardens on a beautiful sunny day, either on a tour or by yourself. A good variety of different gardens to see . Did not dine in the cafe so can't review the meals or service
  • June 4, 2017
    A nice, long walk in the fresh air with so many interesting plants to see. The displays are interesting & the 'hills' give great viewing across the landscaping. Would not recommend visiting on a hot day. There is a cafe & gift shop at the entrance & a kiosk at the far end of the gardens.

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