Darwin Botanic Gardens, Darwin

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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 George Brown Botanic Garden is a garden that lack can be a bit of explanations by places (but there is still a map) but where it is very pleasant to walk. There are very many bromeliads, palms, eucalyptus, but also a magnificent collection of baobabs. Trees are great and offer a very significant shadow because of the heat and they are also home to many birds: martins forest hunters, greenish Orioles, Banksiens, spangled drongo, Rainbow Bee-eater cockatoos, echenilleur varied, etc... Admission is free.
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  • I was glad to see that so many vast trees had survived the 1974 Cyclone. Lots to see, but also a long way to walk if you are going to do it justice. 
  • We enjoyed a walk through the Gardens in the morning. It was warm but there was a bit of a breeze to ward off the humidity. It was pleasurable taking the tracks and as early childhood teachers we enjo...  read more »
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