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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, Port Augusta
Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Featuring native and introduced plants from arid environments, Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden spreads over an area of 250 hectares (618 acres) and offers panoramic views of the Flinders Ranges. Established in 1993, the garden was designed to bring attention to arid-zone ecosystem conservation. Visit the site’s interpretive center, which introduces visitors to important environmental concepts through a number of educational and entertaining displays. Also included is a well-known eremophila garden, noted for a huge collection of over 155 varieties of colorful flowers. The garden shelters large populations of reptiles, mammals, and insects, and is home to over 100 species of birds. Grab your camera and explore one of many walking trails, which twist through the garden for more than 12 kilometers (7.5 mi). Make Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden part of your personalized Port Augusta itinerary using our Port Augusta itinerary maker.
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This wonderful garden started by volunteers is a must stop for gardeners, bird watchers, overseas visitors, children....in fact everyone. There are well maintained gravel paths through well planned ar... read more »
Pick up a map first from the Cafe/Visitor Center -you will need it to find your way around the grounds. The plantings were well thought out with region specific plants in designated beds. It was lovel... read more »
If you are doing a long drive through the region then this is a good option for a restful break. (Port Augusta doesn't present well for nice eateries from the highway and with no prior knowledge) How ... read more »
Amazing place to wander around. Take a bottle of water if you take the long walking loop. :)
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