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The current and recent climatic conditions are delaying flowering in this native Arboretum. Relatively few trees/shrubs are flowering as we move into the second month of Spring. Hopefully the rain predicted for today and next few days will make a difference, and to the 77%...More
This large open air plant museum had lots of great birdlife in it. Some new species for me. As well you can camp here and really hideaway. For a walk it appears to be free, although donations are appreciated.
The visitors guide advised an arboretum is a place where trees and shrubs are grown for display and study. This is not your traditional well laid out symmetrical botanical garden. It is a large property best seen by driving the colour coded self guided tours...More
This place was recommended to us by a local in nearby Wellington. We ended up spending about three hours driving around the site and although you can walk it is such a big place, you are better driving. It is divided up into several areas...More
What a great surprise to find this expansive & diverse Arboretum in the Central West. Terrific drives and walkways through the area. Fern Gully was by far our favourite area, really an awesome achievement to create this rain forest in the region. Also at the...More
This Botanic garden and Arboretum near Wellington was established 1964. It is a highly valued natural treasure of 167 ha in the Dubbo region. We focused on the Mallee Walk to view the flowering Eucalypts from Western Australia. My favourite is E.macrocarpa ( large seeds)...More
We took a wrong turn from Newcastle to Dubbo a week or so back and ended up in Mumbil which turned out to be a pretty good thing as we had a great time at the Botanic Gardens there. The place is huge and full...More
Detoured here on way from Wellington to Orange. I am a native plant enthusiast so it was very interesting to me. Worthwhile for anyone interested in WA flora who can't get to WA. Lots of unusual plants. Too big to walk, really need to drive...More
We booked a 3 Bedroom cabin at Lake Burrendong for a week-end with some friends from Orange. The 3 bedroon cabin was $155 per night and had brilliiant views over Lake Burrendong, was clean and well appointed. The cabins come with a gate pass to...More