Australian Inland Botanic Gardens
Address: 1183 River Rd, Buronga, New South Wales 2739
Phone: 03 5023 3612 | Mobile: 0408 604 879 | Fax: 03 5022 0012
Established in 1991, the beautiful Australian Inland Botanic Gardens are located near Mildura and have been created by a group of can-do volunteers with a passion for nature and the chance to make a positive difference in their community.
The iconic 2500 year old mallee tree takes pride of place among the new plantings which have been arranged by continental region.
Developed by visionaries as a place for education and research, it has become a unique place for people needing an outlet for their creative energies and a high quality resource for schools and disadvantaged groups.
Tourists can find plenty to enjoy from a wander through the gardens to a browse through the 19th century outback station buildings, buy a light lunch and sip coffee or a cold drink under the mallee trees.
A special breakfast is available on the fourth Saturday of every month with tractor train tours complete with informative commentary offered, making it the ideal spot for a get together with family of friends.
The increasingly popular Magenta Shearing Shed facility offers a venue with a difference for your special event or wedding set in the rustic charm of the outback with all the expected modern facilities including a state of the art kitchen, while the Bush Chapel is the perfect place for a wedding service
The huge Rose Garden is a great place for wedding photos or maybe just a walk among the glorious scented beds of colour with your camera. The Nature Trail should satisfy the most passionate native plant enthusiast and bird lovers will be amazed at the diversity of birds that have made AIBG their home.
Entry is free but donations are encouraged to help the vision unfold. Come and see Australian Inland Botanic Gardens for yourself.
Content: Australian Inland Botanic Gardens
Price & booking
This is a free attraction.
From Mildura, go over the Murray River bridge to New South Wales, straight ahead at the roundabout, turn left at River Road (second turn on your left) after three kilometres along this road Australian Inland Botanic Gardens are on the right.
- Car park
- Coach Parking
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Visitor Information Centre
- Viewing Platform
- Train Ride
Tour of the Gardens on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 10am. No booking required. Light Lunch available following. Group Tours any day by arrangement, must be prebooked.
Visitor Centre (homestead) is open weekends and other days by arrangement. Closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Disabled assess to the coffee shop and Magenta Function room /shearing shed. People who are unable to walk around the gardens can access a car magnet from the coffee shop giving them permission to drive around the gardens.Nature trail and Rose Garden are wheelchair friendly.
Additional business information
Lady or Gentleman of the Night
In February, Nature trail volunteers were distracted by birds calling loudly and persistently adjacent to where they were working. On tracking the noise source, we observed several Noisy Miners jostling for position to peer down a hollow dead gum tree branch. As we moved very close the miners dispersed. We studied the site and then noticed a Pied Butcherbird sitting quietly on a branch not far from the hollow. It seemed to be staring at something above our heads. Further searching revealed a beautifully camouflaged Owlet-nightjar sitting in the shadows on a branch above us. Our presence may have created the diversion necessary for the Owlet-nightjar to make a dive into the hollow the the miners had been besotted with. The Owlet-nightjar is like a miniature owl (20-24 cm long). It roosts by day in tree hollows and at night captures large insects in the air and on the ground. The eyes are forwardly directed and the head has almost owl-like mobility, the feet are rather feeble.
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