George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Darwin

4.1
#4 of 19 in Parks in Darwin
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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  • Nice little garden area and paths to walk around. The gardens are only small but they are green and a small amount of water. Nice open fields for a family to have a picnic etc with a small cafe and to...  more »
  • If you like gardens and park land, definitely work a visit, picnic, or stroll around. parts are being renovated and overall have good paths to follow and interesting specimen trees. We arrived at the ...  more »
  • The gardens are gorgeous. A shame that the recent cyclone had taken out some of of the massive mahogany trees but hopefully they will be replaced and grow again. It was still a lovely place to visit.  more »
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  • A beautiful leafy green expansive park with a great cafe. I can't wait to see the upgrades to the infrastructure, it'll increase options and attract more people. The kids love climbing the tree house. I think a tree walk or flying fox would be a perfect way to explore the entire gardens. Lots of hidden gems, including the fantastic food garden.
  • It's a beautiful big garden. You can walk long ways through it. There are benches to enjoy the surrounding. Unfortunately there aren't many displays with information. Only two toilet blocks which mean you have to walk a long way to use it (depending on where you are). There is plenty of parking space. Because of the monsoons it looks a bit destroyed in some areas.
  • 70% towards 5 stars, but will need many years for the main monsoon forest area to recover from the damage caused by cyclone Marcus. However, perfect opportunity to see what a cyclone can do to a very large and seemingly protected forest. Well worth a visit. Dog friendly with a few baggy stations and many perfect spots to spread a blanket and eat some sandwiches :D
  • Took the free walking tour which was wonderful! Beautiful place with lots of interesting things to look at and learn about. Suggest bringing water and wearing sunscreen 😊
  • This is a wonderful place to visit if you are in Darwin. It is free of charge for a start. The gardens are extensive, varied and very interesting, as others have mentioned we saw a variety of birds and butterflies as well as the plants. The rainforest walk is very atmospheric.

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