Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

Wylies Creek Track, Botanic Ridge VIC 3977, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

Wylies Creek Track, Botanic Ridge VIC 3977, Australia
Staff Pick
26 m
1.75 km
Easy

Summary

A leisurely walk around the spectacular Australian Gardens at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

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Start at the carpark and walk through the visitor centre. The first magnificent sight is the Red Sand Garden straight in front. Veer to the right of the sand garden along the Rockpool Waterway (paddling is allowed here), turn left over the Waterhole Bridge and along the Serpentine Path. Stride to the top of Gibson Hill if you are energetic. Come back down through the Arid Garden, across to the Eucalypt Walk, Scribbly Path and through the Forest Garden. The Rift Path leads through to the Elisabeth Murdoch Promenade across the Ian Potter Lake. Here you will find a kiosk and a few different 'garden' themes. On the way back pass Howson Hill, Home Garden, Future Garden, Water Saving Garden and the Diversity Garden until you reach the visitor centre once again. It really is quite spectacular.

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Points of Interest

1. Red Sand Garden

The Red Sand Garden is the first sight just outside the Visitor Centre

2. Rockpool Waterway

The Rockpool Waterway is the only place that paddling is allowed.

3. Waterhole Bridge

Waterhole Bridge is at the end of the Rockpool Waterway

4. Serpentine Path

The Serpentine Path leads into the Arid Garden or up Gibson Hill

5. Arid Garden

Grass trees (formerly called black boys) in the Arid Garden

6. Gibson Hill

View from the top of Gibson Hill across the Red Sand Garden back to the Visitor Centre

7. Weird & Wonderful Garden

Weird & Wonderful Garden

8. Gondwana Garden

Gondwana Garden

9. Casuarina Grove to Seaside Garden

Casuarina Grove to Seaside Garden

10. Melaleuca Spits

Melaleuca Spits looking back to the Waterhole Bridge

11. Howson Hill overlooking River Bend

Howson Hill overlooking River Bend

12. River Bend

River Bend

13. Water Saving Garden

Water Saving Garden

14. Diversity Garden

Diversity Garden

Features

Art and Culture Art and Culture
Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly

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