Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria – Cranbourne Gardens Tours

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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.

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.

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

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Facilities

Art & Culture Australian Tourism Accreditation Basic Birdwatching Carpark Customised Disabled access available Family Friendly Half Day or Less Land - Motorised Land - Self Propelled Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Pet Friendly - Enquire Public Toilet Sightseeing Tours Walking and Biking Tours

Services

From $8 to $10

See the highlights of Cranbourne Gardens on an open-air bus tour and take in the wonders of the native bush

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

From $6.5 to $8

Venture into the Australian Garden with an expert guide and unearth the curiosities of Australian plants. Have your camera ready as you wander along the Rockpool Waterway, cross the Waterhole Bridge at the River Bend and peer across the expanse of the Red Sand Garden.

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Celebrate National Eucalypt Day with a guided walk with one of our passionate Horticulturalists, Russell Larke, and discover the Gardens’ Eucalypt collection. Experience a traditional water ceremony followed by an introduction to the incredible diversity of flowers, foliage, bark and forms of the Mallee Eucalypts. Learn about the unique characteristics that make these trees great additions to any garden, and get tips on how to care for them as they grow.

A Eucalypt seedling will be available to take home to get you going and growing.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

From $6.5 to $8

Incredible birdlife resides at Cranbourne Gardens. Join a guided walk for a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into the secret lives of our feathered friends.

Carpark Family Friendly Pet Friendly - Enquire Public Toilet

From $10 to $14

Get on your bike and hear wonderful stories about the remnant bushland as you weave through the landscape at Cranbourne Gardens. A drink is included at the end of your tour.

Carpark Family Friendly Pet Friendly - Enquire Public Toilet

From $8 to $10

Children ride free on the Kids Explorer during the school holidays. Experience curious sights, sounds and smells as you cruise through the Australian Garden on this tour designed for families and discover why plants are so important for our planet.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

From $4 to $8

Venture through the highlights of the Australian Garden and discover the uniqueness of Australian plants and how they adapt to our climate.

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Cranbourne Gardens is a green oasis surrounded by development. Uncover its history, wildlife, rugged remnant bushland and views from the bush to bay on this free guided tour.

Carpark Family Friendly Pet Friendly - Enquire Public Toilet

From $6.5 to $8

Uncover the story of water in the Australian Garden with an immersive walk exploring the landscape’s water journey.

Carpark Family Friendly Pet Friendly - Enquire Public Toilet

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