George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Darwin

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Experience one of the Australia's most interesting planting areas at George Brown 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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Darwin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Close to CBS. Well laid out and easy to walk around with lots of interest Watch out for the large python in a tree near the water fountains along from the cafe. He hasn't moved in 4 years - wonder why...  more »
  • We love Botanical Gardens for the abundance of unusual plants and features ,these gardens did not disappoint us .It has been replaced after 80% was destroyed in 1974 after Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin .Th...  more »
  • We always love visiting Botanical Gardens in all the cities we visit if time permits. There is something much more enchanting in tropical botanical gardens and this one does to disappoint. Rolling hil...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful garden close to the city and well worth a visit and walk around. It is extremely well maintained and manicured. There are lots of information signs in front of plants describing what you are looking at. There is also lots of wildlife around. There is a carpark, cafe and public toilets.
  • Pleasant place to spend several hours here and can spread it over several visits. Has good display of orchids and plants from Australia and elsewhere. Are a few walks that introduce you to the different vegetation regions in the Top End. Quite a few birds can be found here but see the office for further information. No fee for admittance.
  • This review is coming from a bloke who does not like walking in parks, does not really enjoying looking at trees and plants... In saying that, I really really enjoyed the walk. It took almost an hour to walk the entire park and it felt a lot shorter. I'm not a photographer but this I think anyone with a good camera will have an epic time here. So many colors and varying trees, waterways. Park is broken up into sections, Rainforest, Shade, etc and each has its own sort of feel to it. There is also a pretty large community run vegie garden. A small word of cation, try not to wonder out from the main path in to bushy areas... there are some HUGE GOD DAMN SPIDERS. bigger than a palm of a grown adult, though I don't think they are venomous as there was no warning signs. But don't try your luck just to be safe. There was also a large python on one of the trees, 2-3 meters. But this was well and truly off the main path and a good 5-6 meters above ground
  • GREAT GARDEN, Must visit in Darwin, has a good walk path and nice water fountain. BEWARE OF LARGE SNAKE ON TOP OF TREE AS YOU WALK IN (very large)
  • Beautifully designed gardens. Would be even better if they were bigger. Interesting and appealing, with variety.

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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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