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.

PlantBank Tours

Secrets of the Seed Vault

This tour will take you into the laboratories and Seed Vault of the Australian PlantBank. Find out where millions of NSW flora are stored for preservation into the future.

Go into the NO PUBLIC ACCESS laboratories for these exclusive behind the scenes where the Garden's botanists are saving the future of Australian flora.

PLEASE NOTE: enclosed shoes must be worn to take part in this tour and no children under 10 years of age.

Tour times: Sat 23 Feb, Sat 27 April, Sat 25 May, 11am to 12.30pm

Bookings essential: See date and ticket selection below

Cost: $27 per adult, $17 per child


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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:   Saturday and Sunday 11am and 1pm

Booking essential: call 02 4634 7935

Cost: Free


Garden Tours

People Mover 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: Thursday 11am and 1pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm

Bookings essential: call 02 4634 7935

Cost: $11 adults, $5 children (7-12 years) 


Free Guided Walks of the Connections Garden

The Connections Garden is a roofless musuem showcasing the development of plants through time, plants and their relationships with wildlife and as wel as their relationships with humans.

This 4 hectare Garden is not only stunning, but highly educational.

Tour times: Friday 11am and 1pm

Bookings essential: please call 02 4634 7935

Cost: Free 


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 This tour takes you behind the scenes of the signifcant research and conservation taking place at this internationally significant scientific research facility (Duration 1.5 hours/min 9; max 20). Enclosed shoes must be worn.

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.