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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Loved this botanical gardens, as you walk through it feels like you are in another world. Great little landmarks along the way and the waterfall in the middle is well worth a visit.
  • It's just awesome how it's been laid out and the massive variety of tropical plants here to see. Unfortunately I don't have any photos to attach at the moment.
  • Darwin was ok. This place was nice enough. Not heaps to do but very visually beautiful.
  • Quiet beautiful place to wander around especially the Africa garden with the cactee and Boab trees is amazing
  • Really peaceful and picturesque haven right in the city. Just across the road from Mindil beach. The gardens are a great place for a family picnic or just a quiet escape from the bustle of everyday life.

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A small but distinctly cosmopolitan city, Darwin offers a surprisingly diverse range of lodgings, with most hotels located in or near the central business district. Despite this, finding a comfortable room during the peak May-to-September season can be extremely difficult, especially if you don't book ahead of your visit. If planning months in advance isn't an option, consider staying at a backpacker hostel or guesthouse outside the city center. Many of these smaller establishments offer access to free Wi-Fi and outdoor swimming pools.
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