Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart

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Established almost two centuries ago, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens overlooks the Derwent River and the Tasman Bridge. These gardens hold historic plant collections and a large number of significant native and exotic trees and flowers, many dating back to the 19th century. At this location, you can visit the world's only Sub Antarctic Plant House, where plants from the islands located in high southern latitudes are displayed in climatically-controlled habitats mirroring the natural conditions of their native environments. Take a short walk from the city center to see the site's historic convict-built walls, or picnic on the grass. Make sure to stop by the visitor center, which houses a small restaurant, souvenir shop, and a gallery with regularly changing displays. Use our Hobart trip planner to arrange your visit to Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and other attractions in Hobart.
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  • As a local who has been there many times since I was a child, it's continually a great place to visit for all ages. Pack a picnic or there's a restaurant inside. A kiosk for snacks. Peaceful place to ...  more »
  • not the biggest Botanical Gardens in Australia, but one well worth a visit. Great place to relax and excellent restaurant.  more »
  • The Park is designed to make it easy to see the great variety of species living in Tasmania, some unique in the world. Spaces specially designed to be able to relax, picnic (don't have barbecues as the majority of the parks) but if picnic areas. We were about 3 hours
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  • That was fantastic! These botanical gardens show a great range of plants from all around the world in a well designed way. Also everything's cleaned up and tidy. Worth a visit - chat with the gardeners, they got amazing things to tell!
  • Beautiful botanic garden. People are nice and know very well the garden. Spend 2 hours there. Don't forget to give a donation.
  • Very nice place to wander. I particularly appreciated the community garden. It was wonderful to see all these fruits and veggies!
  • A beautiful old garden with lots of lovely old, new and interesting plants to wander around amongst. A nice selection of food + coffee in a beautiful setting.
  • Beautiful place set out well be nice to see in autumn and when all starts springing to life

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Hobart features a varied selection of budget and mid-range rooms located within striking distance of the central business district. You can choose from single rooms in small but comfortable hotels, or spacious suites with sweeping views of the Derwent River. If you want to avoid the central areas, look for rooms in North Hobart, where you can stay moments away from some of the city's finest restaurants. Throughout the city, backpacker hostels and pubs with rooms for rent provide another affordable alternative for those traveling on a shoestring.
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