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Wollongong Botanic Garden

About Wollongong Botanic Garden

Nestled at the foot of Mount Keira in Wollongong lies a natural haven of 27 hectares – the Wollongong Botanic Garden. Boasting breathtaking views and beautiful flora, it’s no surprise that this garden is popular among locals and tourists alike. And with its convenient location just a stone’s throw away from the city centre and the main campus of the University of Wollongong, visiting the garden couldn’t be easier. Thanks to the Gong Shuttle Bus, free of charge, you’ll have no trouble accessing this beautiful garden and other nearby destinations in no time. So why not take some time out of your busy schedule to explore the wonders of nature at Wollongong Botanic Garden?

Overlooking the city from its highest point at the Gleniffer Brae Manor House, this stunning space offers visitors the chance to relax, celebrate, and learn more about plants and horticulture. With an impressive collection of native and exotic plants from around the world, as well as a range of native wildlife, including Bower Birds, Ring Tail Possums, Kookaburras, native bees, and more, this garden is a nature-lovers paradise. And for those looking to get lost in the beauty of the natural world, the Garden features one of the largest rainforest collections in Australia, complete with a range of breathtaking Illawarra rainforest species. 

Wollongong Botanic Garden

What to do in Wollongong Botanic Garden

The garden awaits you with an exciting array of activities and experiences that cater to visitors of all ages. You can join a guided tour and learn about the garden’s history and diverse flora. Or, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty in a garden workshop, where you can pick up skills on propagating plants, composting, and more. For a more adventurous experience, join a nocturnal walk and discover the garden’s nocturnal creatures. And, if you’re looking for a romantic evening out, don’t miss the popular Sunset Cinema, where you can enjoy a picnic and watch classic films under the stars.

Kids are not left out either, with an all-abilities playground, duck pond, school holiday activities, and weekly story time to keep them occupied. The garden truly has something for everyone. With its exciting swings, sand pit, climbing net, viewing platform, and maze, kids and adults will love exploring this hidden gem. And when you need a break, head over to the Garden Grounds Café, which is conveniently located by the main entrance. Whether you’re a budding bookworm or a lover of the Sunset Cinema, The Garden has all the activities and experiences you need to create unforgettable memories with friends and family.

Wollongong Botanic Garden

One local company in Wollongong that is involved in this tourist attraction is:

Website: A1 Pergolas Wollongong

Address: 2 Gooyong Street, Keiraville NSW 2500

Phone: (02) 4263 0684