We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 427 840 391
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
excellent wonderful

this was the best arid gardens, great food! good views and a great selection of plants from the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
roggded
,
Melbourne, Australia
A must visit in Port Augusta if you like gardens

This is a real surprise and possibly unique, because of the conditions required. It will amaze you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris K
,
Adelaide, Australia
Read all 284 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden was established in 1993 to research, conserve and promote the wider appreciation of Australia’s arid zone flora. Located on the shores of Upper Spencer Gulf with spectacular views to the ancient Flinders Ranges, the Garden showcases a diverse collection of arid zone habitats in a picturesque setting of more than 250 hectares.As well as its stunning selection of arid zone plants, the garden is also home to more than 100 species of birds, and has a diverse population of repltiles, mammals and insects.It features a children's animal discovery trail, AridSmart display gardens where you can see how to use the plants in you home garden, and a visitor centre, which incorporates the Bluebush Cafe and the AridSmart Gift and Garden Shop. The cafe has mouthwatering menu choices and you can't go past the Quandong Smoothies. The AridSmart Gift and Garden Shop is where you can purchase a piece of the garden to take home. Its range of AridSmart plants will not only reduce your water bills but will bring the beauty of Australia's plants into your garden.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“native plants” (23 reviews)
“flinders ranges” (23 reviews)
“gift shop” (21 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5000, Australia
CONTACT
Website
+61 427 840 391
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (284)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 279 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

this was the best arid gardens, great food! good views and a great selection of plants from the nursery to buy. Highly recommended !

Thank roggded
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real surprise and possibly unique, because of the conditions required. It will amaze you with its size and variety of plants. Well worth a visit

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of ideas for water efficient plants, many wildlife around. If you are into flora and horticulture do not miss this place.

Thank pioneertraveller
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi pioneertraveller Thanks very much for taking the time to provide a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well as a local thought i would take my partner out to our Arid Lands Cafe.Have driven and walked through on many occasions but i have never worried about coffee or cake. But today we did and it was excellent. The vanilla slice was so...More

Thank Raymon P
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Raymon P Thanks so much for visiting the cafe - we're really glad you enjoyed it. We love it when our locals come & enjoy time with us.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

We visited here recently and found the effort put in to retaining the native flora and fauna to be excellent. The plants, cliffs, waterside scenery and local wildlife were all worth a look.

Thank 473graemen
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Hi 473graemen Thanks so much for the review - glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Really nice to get out of the car and go for a walk. The garden is well set out with a wide range of interesting plants and displays. We were lucky enough to see 5 separate lizards as well as a rather large brown snake(in...More

Thank Sharronholl
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hi, Thanks for the review - sounds like you had quite the wildlife experience. Glad you enjoyed exploring the garden.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a highlight of the area and well worth a visit. The views from the look out points are amazing and not what I expected. We got lots of ideas for our garden which is in an arid area as well as seeing lots...More

Thank jenny s
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Hi Jenny, Thanks so much for the lovely review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit. Perhaps we'll see you again some time.

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived for a quick visit and spent half day.a wonderfull place to walk around and experience the arid landscape.Red Cliffs is an unexpected jewel in Port Augusta's not so widely known sights.

Thank crazygroupAdelaide
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to provide a review, it's much appreciated,

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Nice food, yummy native Australiana flavoured iced creams (lemon myrtle my fave) and stunning viwes of the ranges

Thank Julee14
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thanks so much for the lovely review, the ice creams are definitely a bit of a favourite.

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Driven past many times and finally decided to stop off here 1 weekend on the way down from Roxby Downs to Adelaide. Nicely laid out walking paths, plenty of fauna & desert flora to see. Ensure you go went the wild flowers are in bloom....More

Thank George D
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thanks for the review, maybe we'll see you again some time.

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Standpipe Golf Motor Inn
139 reviews
6.83 km away
Archers' Table
64 reviews
2.82 km away
Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe
130 reviews
.05 km away
Indian Indulgences
56 reviews
5.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wadlata Outback Centre
188 reviews
3.91 km away
Water Tower Lookout
53 reviews
2.68 km away
Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli
9 reviews
3.72 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Beth H
4 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 15 answers
Response from Grandma07012007 | Reviewed this property |
The entry to the gardens was free
2
Votes