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“A must when visiting this region.”

Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
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Owner description: 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.
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 of wildlife and doing some welcome walking after a day in the car. Plan to arrive in pt Augusta with enough time to visit this park.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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
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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.

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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. Nice gift shop . After a couple of decent coffees we made our way back to the well laid out car park close to the main highway .

Thank George D
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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.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Take a drive in and visit the lookouts and Visitor Centre. It's great to stop. Look out for the lizards on the roads.
We have come here a few times over the years and this time was to take a few photo's of the new car.

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

Hi SouthAussie Traveller

Thanks for the lovely review & we hope to see you again.

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