Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Address: Cnr of Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne, Victoria 3977
Phone: 03 5990 2200 | Fax: 03 5990 2250
After 20 years of planning, construction and planting, the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne vibrant Australian Garden is now complete.
An additional six hectares of landscaped garden sees the entire Australian Garden almost double in size, bringing the total size of the Garden to an impressive 15 hectares.
The new area comprises 11 new precincts and new facilities including a visitor kiosk at the northern end of the Garden, boardwalks and viewing platforms on Howson and Gibson Hills, and an amphitheatre for education programs and performances.
The aim of the Royal Botanic Gardens in creating the Australian Garden is to share with visitors the beauty and diversity of Australian plants. It is a place where you can explore the evolving connections between people, plants and landscapes. The Australian Garden is also a place where you can discover inspiration and information about how to use Australian plants in your garden.
Tours, activities and programs in the Australian Garden provide a range of informative and exciting experiences for visitors of all ages.
From the Australian Garden, head into the bushland and picnic areas or visit the Gardens Shop, Boon Wurrung Cafe or Kiosk.
The Woodland Picnic Area is a fantastic space for family, friends and community groups. It has free gas barbecues, picnic tables, a huge children's playground and large open spaces for ball games. Entry to the Woodland Picnic Area is free. The Woodland Picnic Area can be accessed from the Australian Garden car park by foot, only 400 metres walk.
The ten kilometres of walking tracks, abundance of native animals and Trig Point, a lookout tower, the gardens are an ideal place for natures-lovers to enjoy the Australian bush.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is located just 45 minutes' from Melbourne by car.
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This is a free attraction.
Melway Map 133, ref K10. Drive from Melbourne along the Monash Freeway, M1 to the South Gippsland Highway, M420. Signs to the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne will direct you to Ballarto Road.
- BBQ facilities
- Car park
- Child activities
- Coach parking
- Picnic area
- Public toilet
- Sheltered area
- Visitor information centre
- Animal Viewing
- Self guided
- Guided walks
The Australian Garden is open every day except Christmas Day. The rest of Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is closed on Christmas Day and days of total fire ban and extreme weather. Entry to the Australian Garden is now free!
- Aboriginal Tourism Australia
- Inbound Tour Operators Association
- National Trust
- Tourism Alliance Victoria
- Tourism Council Australia
Contact operator for further details.
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