Darwin Botanic Gardens, Darwin

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Experience one of the Australia's most interesting planting areas at Darwin Botanic Gardens. On over 42 hectares (103 acres) from the sea to an inland plateau, you'll find natural marine and estuary plants, a rarity in botanic gardens. Take a self-guided tour to watch marine birds and view 11 species of cycad plants. Walk around the waterfall and ponds of the Rainforest Gully, where you can see many of the 450 species of palm trees the Gardens contain. Admire coastal plants and a mangrove near the gardens' beach. A shady playground is also available to entertain children. Make sure you put on sunscreen and insect repellent before your visit. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Darwin Botanic Gardens and many more Darwin attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Darwin vacation planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The Gardens are simply delightful. Peaceful surrounds and meandering pathways makes for a perfect 'wind-down' location. Easy to access and 'Eva's Cafe' at the end of your walk is perfect for some sort...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Darwin Botanic Gardens are an oasis in the city. Set between two main arterial roads, you could be miles away. It has some lovely walks, lots of well established plants and a cafe. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    We saw a lot of different bird species and the different gardens were beautiful. An easy walk from our hotel which was just outside the CBD.  more »

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