If two-wheel adventuring is not your thing, and you prefer the safety of two legs, then the Garden has several walking tracks across its 1000 acres. With acres of native bushland, keen hikers will often be rewarded with the siting of a kangaroo or two. If you’re a keen twitcher, the birdlife found at the Garden is sure to delight. The monthly bird survey held at the Garden since it opened, has recorded over 190 species in the Garden. So, bring your binoculars and see how many you can find.
If you are out for some wildlife sighting, the Woodland Walk is sure to reward your efforts. Just head to the Visitor Centre to pick up the Woodland Walk brochure or download it from our website.
Things for the little people
For those less adventurous and perhaps with little people in tow, we’d recommend the playground which offers a flying-fox (for the active and fearless of your little people), slides, swings, climbing nets and forts, all in a fully fenced enclosure (just in case you have a little Houdini on your hands).
Parents will be super excited to know that the playground is located right next door to our takeaway café. Furthermore, the playground sits right next to some very welcoming turf where we encourage you to lay back and catch some rays. You get to relax while the small people run themselves ragged on all the play equipment.
And of course, there’s gardens too!
And of course, don’t forget to wander around all of our beautiful horticulture displays. The Garden showcases around 4000 species of native Australian plants in several theme gardens. These include:
Connections Garden: (showing plants through time, their connections to humans and animals), Bottlebrush Garden: (or for those in the know Callistemons), Wattle Garden: (BBQ’s and really lovely picnic spots here), and Banksia Garden: (loads of flat open space for ball games and just simple running around).
The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan is free to enter with free BBQ’s around the site. Garden gates open at 8:00 am and close at 5:00 pm. New visitors are encouraged to stop into the Visitor Centre to get some advice from the helpful staff before heading out to explore and discover the beauty and ruggedness the Garden has to offer. For more information on the Garden and how to get there, head to our website here.