Tours and Walks

The Australian Botanic Garden is home to vast landscapes, stunning horticultural displays and the pinnacle of plant science research, The Australian PlantBank all of which provide the visitor with a number of tours and walks.


Our volunteers do a great job of tours all year round and so they are taking a break over December January. 

If you are back in the Garden from February, please give us a call a book in for a tour.

Groups tours are still available for coach groups.


Free Guided Spring Walks

Spring has certainly sprung here at the Garden and our dedicated volunteer guides are offering free tours of the Connections Garden on Fridays during the season. If you wish to go on one of the tours, please book at the Visitor Centre in person or call 02 4634 7935 to ensure your place.

Tour times:  on hold over Dec/Jan

Bookings essential: call 4634 7935

Cost: Free


Free Guided Tours of PlantBank

On the weekends the dedicated volunteer guides at the Garden provide free guided tours of the Australian PlantBank (please keep in mind these do not go behind the scenes like the paid tours do).

Tour times can vary so please contact the Visitor Centre to confirm times and to book your space on the tour as tours book out quickly.

Tour times:   on hold over Dec/Jan

Booking essential: call 4634 7935

Cost: Free


Drive Tours of the Whole Garden

Hop a board the electric people mover and let our experienced guides provide you with an informative drive tour of the whole Garden.

Tour times: on hold over Dec/Jan

Bookings essential: call 4634 7935

Cost: $5 adults, $3 children (7-12 years) 


Group Tours

If you are travelling to the Garden in a group, the following tours are available:

Tours Details
Garden Tour One of our guides will hop aboard your bus and take your group on a fully commentated tour of the Garden (Duration 1 hour, minimum 15)
The Australian PlantBank Tour See the processes involved in conserving Australia’s flora at this internationally significant scientific research facility (Duration 1.5 hours/min 9; max 20)

To book one of our group tours, download the booking form or call our Visitor Centre on 02 4634 7935 for more information.


Self Guided Walks

The first of the renewed self-guided walks was release last year. The Woodland Walk is approximately 4km in length and a relatively easy walk which should take around 1 hour.

For a pdf version of the trail, please click here.