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Olive Pink Botanic Garden

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Lovely cafe and interesting gardens

... and Miss Olive Pink was a fascinating character. Good interpretive signage. A cause worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
Read this if u like nachos

The nachos at the cafe are GODLY 12/10 came with guac, sour cream, cheese, salsa and beans in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Caistor, United Kingdom
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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 5 days ago

This botanic is dedicated to the owner who started the botanic: Muriel Pink. This a great place to admire the plants, trees and flowers in the outback. By the way, there are metal statues. We saw some nice birds and kangaroos as well. The kangaroos...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to this rather iconic place in Alice Springs for 3 years. Our regular custom is mainly because of the unique Central Australian arid gardens, established by the amazing Olive Pink. Our experience with rhe cafe has been very mixed. The food...More

Thank Mandyonroad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an incredible woman and such an inspiration. This garden just thrives in the desert conditions and is clearly loved by the carers and the animals. Well worth a visit and a great place to stop for lunch

Thank Sage57_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... and Miss Olive Pink was a fascinating character. Good interpretive signage. A cause worth supporting- free entry, but use the cafe and make a donation. Lunch menu delicious and healthy, and friendly staff. Well worth a visit for lunch/breakfast and a wander.

Thank marcoplato2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Garden rich in native species. A better guidebook and more labelling would help a lot. Great coffee shop with very helpful staff. If you really want to know the native trees, this is the place.

Thank Arkward4552
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small climb to to of ridge and all over Alice and see rock wallabies close up. emu and small kangaroos . A variety of native plants.

Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The nachos at the cafe are GODLY 12/10 came with guac, sour cream, cheese, salsa and beans in Seperate Pots?? Amazing. Delicious. I’d eat 5 plates. I would move here just for the nachos seriously. Nice milkshakes. Nice staff. Very pretty place. Seriously though the...More

Thank Menuda24
Reviewed 17 August 2018

It's interesting to have a botanic garden in the middle of the desert! It definitely gives you an appreciation for the hardiness of plants that manage to survive in this environment. The highlight was seeing the rather rare black-footed rock wallbies. We were there just...More

Thank stephanie_sandiego1
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

The service was quick and easy, food came out fast and delicious, recommend the eggs benny, for breakfast or the buddha bowl for lunch its delicious,and has a nice warm atmosphere.

Thank Jordon K
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Had a nice wander around the garden and enjoyed looking at plants. Definitely worth a look! Lovey situation as well and hekpful maps.

Thank chatterbec
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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.