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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Cranbourne Gardens

Melbourne

  • Visitor Centre
  • Rockpool Waterway
  • Rockpool Waterway
  • Bicycle Track
  • Daisies in the Australian Garden
  • Water
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Just a 45 minute drive from Melbourne's city centre, discover the astonishing beauty and diversity of more than 170,000 individual native plants at the Cranbourne Gardens. You will find them displayed in settings that capture the essence of Australia's diverse landscape from the Red Centre to the coastal fringes.

Just a 45 minute drive from Melbourne's city centre, discover the astonishing beauty and diversity of more than 170,000 individual native plants at the Cranbourne Gardens. You will find them displayed in settings that capture the essence of Australia's diverse landscape from the Red Centre to the coastal fringes.

The Australian Garden comprises 11 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.

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. Take a ride on the Garden Explorer to discover this amazing 15 hectare garden. For a small fee you can hop on and off as you please.

From the Australian Garden, head into the bushland and picnic areas or visit the shop, Boon Wurrung Cafe or Kiosk.

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This is a free attraction

Facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • CafĂ©
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Kiosk
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Shop

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Self guided

Opening hours

Daily
9:00am-5:00pm

Memberships

  • National Trust

Accessibility

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times

Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf

Entry cost

Free Entry