Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, Port Augusta

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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). With our world travel planner, Port Augusta attractions like Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Lovely cafe, gardens walking path, children's area and shop. Great place to buy and find out information on native plants. Would visit again  more »
  • Even if you are not into plants this is a great place to visit and learn a bit about arid plants. There are a number of small walking trails with information on the names of plants and trees. A couple...  more »
  • This park visited on a Sunday. A very hot Sunday! We have therefore made the short walk only, but that was well worth it. You get a good impression what plants grow there. Also the edible. Funny to later ice cream to eat with products from the garden. There is a fine restaurant and visitors centre. Also a small shop is not lacking. The ladies there are very nice.
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  • One of my favourite places for relaxation. Visitor centre was also excellent. Best to go in the right season to see the species in flower or avian dinosaur your wanting to see.
  • Came here with a largish group which we had booked and ordered meals for two weeks proir only to have them trickle out 3-4 meals at a time ensuring none of our group had meals at the same time. The service we recieved from an older blonde lady was also very shifty, yelling out our drink orders and rolling her eyes if she (or we) couldnt remember who ordered what. The botanic garden its self was nice but thats about it, would not recomend the cafe at all!
  • Fantastic lookout and I am told the coffee at the visitors centre is the best in town. Even the locals go here. You can access the lookout via the garden entrance (caravan access also) or from the bottom of the lookout via a road beside the caravan park. I recommend both or just the top if you only have time for one.
  • We enjoyed a lovely brunch, and found the staff in the cafe & gift shop very obliging.
  • very quiet, calm, beautiful native plants around. its like zen. coffee is about $5, meal is about $16. we didn't see animals much but still great walk

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