National Parks / Natural World
The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan Mt Annan
Where is it at?
The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
Tel: 02 4634 7900
Where are we going today?
The Australian Botanic Garden is the perfect place to visit with the family if you just want a relaxing day out in nature, surrounded by wildlife - certainly the place to be if you have green thumbs or nature lovers in the family!
It's a great break from an increasingly growing urban area, and so is a little bit of an oasis for your day!
The Australian Botanic Garden has over 160 bird species, and with woodlands, grasslands, lakes, and important fauna, making it a really important refuge for both wildlife and plants, so it's the perfect place for kids to learn about the environment, and why it's so important to protect it!
The gardens are filled with amazing wildlife, so make sure you keep an eye out! From swamp wallabies, to the wallaroo, and those little cuties like lizards, frogs, snakes and spiders - there is so much around you to just take in!
Did you know there is a chance to journey back in time at the gardens too? How about if we told you that there is a Jurassic Garden! Here you can experience Australian dinosaurs and megafauna next to plants that were actually important to them! How amazing!
Guided and self guided tours are available. Just pick up a map and brochure on arrival, and then you can plan how you want to spend your day.
There are also 2 mapped walking trails and a mountain bike trail available if you are feeling really adventurous!
Are you ready for a garden adventure, where you can get lost among nature? The Australian Botanic Garden awaits!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
8am - 5pm. 7pm close in summer
Melaleuca House is a great place to enjoy breakfast, burgers, focaccias, pastas and more!.
Picnic and BBQ facilities provided, or there are healthy options in Melaleuca House like salads!.
There are BBQ and picnic facilities, so feel free to bring your own lunch and enjoy it in nature!.
Any Top Tips?
If you join the Foundation & Friends, you get a 10% discount! You also support the garden!.
Doing our bit
All of the profits from the Visitor Centre go straight back into the garden!.
Need a little extra help?
There are paved areas which are accessible, but if you have any questions just give them a call! .
Can I get one of those?
You can pick up great gifts for the garden, or gifts for family who couldn't make it!.
There are some special experiences that might have an admission.
What people are saying?
by buc van cao
Very nice place to have time out. Peaceful and plenty of room for the kids to play. Bring a picnic blanket and ball to play.
by Steve Campbell Grant
My favourite place. Out of town, but still in town. Love to bring the kids here, and have a picnic. There’s a cafe and a flying fox. Trees and flowers, lily pads and ponds. A good place to have a BBQ, or just bring a pack of BBQ shapes and a bottle of soft drink. Find a spot. Lie in the sun. Enjoy!
by Jasmine Yow
Enjoyed the guided tour - very knowledgeable guide. Beautiful Western Australian dasies. See the rare Wollemi pine!
by Possum Cheeky
Crowded on weekends and many of the facilities are blocked off for private functions. Very bad if taking disabled people.
Food store is expensive, so take your own.
by Nirmal Manandhar