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Olive Pink Botanic Garden

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This is how to do brunch

Visit the Botanical gardens to learn a lot about plants of the region. Clomb to the lookout for a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tullamarine, Australia
via mobile
Nice BBQ and live entertainment

We went here for a barbecue dinner and live entertainment followed by a talk on astronomy. The... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Jeannie D
West Hills, California, United States
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“bower bird”(10 reviews)
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The 16 ha area that is now Olive Pink Botanic Garden was gazetted in 1956 as the Australian Arid Regions Flora Reserve after intense lobbying by the Garden’s founder, and first honorary curator, Miss Olive Muriel Pink.The Garden is part of a...more
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Tuncks Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8952 2154
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit the Botanical gardens to learn a lot about plants of the region. Clomb to the lookout for a great view of Alice and the Todd river then grab brunch or refreshments from a broad menu selection at the cafe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ColinA640
Reviewed 4 December 2018

This place was free and we went there about 4 times for an hour or so. We could look at birds at our leisure.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 42golf56_9
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Olive Pink was a fiesty person. She stood up for the rights of the local indigenous population at a time when the European settlers had a more superior attitude to them. The gardens established in her memory are a place to discover the variety of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Keith T
Reviewed 15 November 2018

You can walk here from the Town Centre and for $5 buy a guide which will interpret the numbered plants. Created by a charismatic lady in the seventies and focused solely on desert plants, there are three very short walks, including one up the nearby...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hedgehog44
Reviewed 1 November 2018

These are a wonderful example of a native garden. I visited a couple of times and climbed the small hill for the view. I recommend going early though as it can heat up quickly! The Bean Tree Cafe is good as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christine P
Reviewed 23 October 2018

REALLY enjoyed the cafe visit as it was c 38 C and i needed a cool drink. Wonderful items reflecting Olive Pink. How did she manage without air con??

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank R N
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We went here for a barbecue dinner and live entertainment followed by a talk on astronomy. The service was excellent and we had a great time. The chicken was good but too spicy for my taste. Great salad though to have on the plate.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeannie D
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We went to this garden but it’s not possible to reconcile what we saw with most of these reviews. There were some great information boards but it was a very small place, we thought we had covered it all. We checked the map, we thought...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skitandoori
Reviewed 7 October 2018

At first glance it docent look that impressive but when you walk about and read the enormity of the tasks become obvious. There is so much information about the parts of the plants and trees that were used for food and medicine that the country...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank anna d
Reviewed 5 October 2018

You couldn't get a botanical garden closer to the CBD or on the banks of the river. It is only a 500 metre walk from the main shopping precinct of Alice Springs But, this is not your average lush growth garden and the river (The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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12 December 2017|
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Response from travella2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is free entry, It c an be very hot there so take a hat, bottle water & sunscreen with you & wear shoes that are comfortable & that you can walk on uneven ground, especially if you decide to do the walk up on the... More
12 December 2017|
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Response from Katie D | Reviewed this property |
It is free to enter. Possible charge for a guide.