George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Darwin

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Experience one of the Australia's most interesting planting areas at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. On over 42 hectares (103 acres) from the sea to an inland plateau, you'll find natural marine and estuary plants, a rarity in botanic gardens. Take a self-guided tour to watch marine birds and view 11 species of cycad plants. Walk around the waterfall and ponds of the Rainforest Gully, where you can see many of the 450 species of palm trees the Gardens contain. Admire coastal plants and a mangrove near the gardens' beach. A shady playground is also available to entertain children. Make sure you put on sunscreen and insect repellent before your visit. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Darwin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Amazing botanical gardens. We arrived here on the local bus taken from the bus station in central Darwin. Very cheap to travel here. A bit far to walk from town centre in the heat. Gardens are really ...  more »
  • Even tho it was hot and humidity was 85% I went to the gardens for a while. So glad I did, they are just lovely. Enough shade thank goodness, beautiful tropical plants, lovely little lake and even a w...  more »
  • Bery nice peaceful gardens to wander around in and read about the very unusual trees growing there. Check out a huge tree near a bridge for the very large python on a branch.  more »
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  • This is a remarkable botanical preserve. Following Cyclone Tracy, George Brown, who had worked at the gardens, was responsible for restoring and revitalizing them. George went on to later become the Lord Mayor. His work in the gardens is a legacy that is enjoyed every day by both residents and visitors ... a haven of peace and tranquility. Also within the grounds is the Amphitheatre, an outdoor venue that has played host to many leading artists.
  • Australia's best tropical garden with everything from grasslands to wet tropical rainforest zones. Lots of things to explore with beautiful shaded walks. For anyone interested in gardens, nature or just a pleasant stroll, a must do when in Darwin.
  • Pleasant place to spend several hours here and can spread it over several visits. Has good display of orchids and plants from Australia and elsewhere. Are a few walks that introduce you to the different vegetation regions in the Top End. Quite a few birds can be found here but see the office for further information. No fee for admittance.
  • This is a beautiful garden close to the city and well worth a visit and walk around. It is extremely well maintained and manicured. There are lots of information signs in front of plants describing what you are looking at. There is also lots of wildlife around. There is a carpark, cafe and public toilets.
  • This place was amazing. I loved wandering around the expansive gardens and taking in all the information provided.

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