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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Closes in 27 min: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Botanicus hilarious - fun afternoon.

Took the kids to the ANBG for the afternoon and had a ball just walking around, smelling the summer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jason R
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Canberra, Australia
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Beauti of Canberra

Best cafe' and gardens in the city. Delicious meals, coffee in natural ourdoor setting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Puran S
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Canberra, Australia
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The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.
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Clunies Ross St | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the kids to the ANBG for the afternoon and had a ball just walking around, smelling the summer scents, enjoying the shade and photographing waterdragons. Staff are friendly, pathways are well marked, lots of wheelchair access and nicely dedicated areas like the Red Centre...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jason R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best cafe' and gardens in the city. Delicious meals, coffee in natural ourdoor setting. Beautiful gardens with singing birds.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Puran S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a visit on a day the temp was around 38, the gardens are mostly shaded & have a beautiful rainforest walk to cool you down. Hard to imagine the gardens exist where they do. You can even do a walk from the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very peaceful and lots of birds in December. Amazing collection but I understand that it could be boring in winter. Also, there are always the irresponsibles who don't stay on the path. Had to remind a family with 2 young girls that playing on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VCLOZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Canberra over the first week of January, you can escape the heat, and the vroom and zoom of the Summernats by heading over to the Gardens. There's a rainforest garden to keep your cool. There are water dragons in the ponds...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Madshus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Australian National Botanic Gardens Canberra are well worth a visit. Well laid out over 35 hectares a diverse range of Australian native plants. Numerous walking trails weave thru the themed displays.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertrA9626OM
Reviewed 21 November 2018

I arrived at the opening, 8:30 AM, and was one of the first walking the many paths. I was overwhelmed by the birds! Truly a special experience. I also startled a kangaroo and several lizards. I spent 3 hours which was not enough time. Next...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Europelover2014
Reviewed 19 November 2018

The plant life is interesting to view and the animals also abound. We saw an echidna, mopokes, lizards, various birds and hoped to see a snake but only saw signs indicating their presence. The cafe there is also very nice with modern cuisine.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 16 November 2018

All the years I've been visiting Canberra and I never knew this existed. It was a great place to wander around but if it's a hot day you would definitely need a hat and water. There were lots of themed gardens and there was even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Trangie
Reviewed 12 November 2018

The coloful flowers where beautful, The rainforests was the best part the birds criping is just simply joy! The warm air sround you. when you arrive and the rainforset the coolness feels amazinly wonderful.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Paul C
10 December 2017|
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Response from Sabrina S | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we have electric mobility scooters available at the Visitor Centre. They can travel through the highlights of the Gardens on the Main path.
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17 November 2017|
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Response from Theo V | Reviewed this property |
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Rainel
11 April 2017|
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Response from Sabrina S | Property representative |
Unfortuntely, as we are a Commonwealth reserve, there are no dogs or other pets allowed in the Gardens.
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