For families who are looking for a fun, relaxing and nature filled day out, we might have just the answer!
The Olive Pink Botanic Garden has over 600 Central Australian plants for kids to wander among. 145 of those species grow naturally in their rocky hill habitat in the garden, so it’s just like seeing them in the wild!
There are also a number of rare and threatened species in the gardens (look for the two horizontal lines on the label!) – a great way for kids to learn about the environment, what has happened to threaten these species and what can be done to save them. An invaluable lesson!
Take the family down their network of trails where you can explore all the way up to Annie Myers Hill which will give you great views of Alice Spring, the Todd River and the MacDonnell Ranges. Don’t forget your camera!
The Olive Pink Botanic Garden has self-guided walks that you can enjoy which have informative interpretive signs so you can learn all about the plants themselves, and what they are used for.
Try and spot all the different kinds of birds that live in the garden! Over 80 have been recorded (you might be there a while then!) and there are a number of other wildlife species that you can try and find.
Why not spend the whole day there and take your own picnic lunch where you can relax and take a break before continuing your walks?
The Olive Pink Botanic Garden has an exhibition room which shows exhibitions each year, all with a Central Australian theme. The programming varies so it’s hard to say exactly what you will experience, but we can say that you will be in a great place for a family exploration filled with entertainment!
Enjoy your nature filled day!