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Visiting George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden in Darwin
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The Darwin city of Australia is famous for the George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden that covers nearly 2kms of the northern side of the city. Spread across an area of 42 hectares, this garden in Australia is well known for its vivid collection its tropical and North Australian species. The history of this garden traces back for nearly 130 years. The George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden is a living example which had survived the atrocities of the Second World War and the cyclone Tracy. Here visitors can relax under the tall palm trees and the canopy of the rain trees. The botanic garden is one amongst the places where estuarine and marine plants grow naturally. It also has a plant display house wherein Bromeliads, Heliconias, tropical orchids, and several exotic florae can be seen.

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Relax under the canopy of George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden

Relax under the canopy of George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden

Segway Tour

Segway Tour

During any time of the year visitors can enjoy a Segway tour in the George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden. During this self-guided walk, visitors can wander through the mangroves, monsoon forests, coastal dunes, and learn the uses of local plants. Inside the rainforest one can enjoy the mesmerizing murmur of the waterfalls. Retreat under the rain tree canopies for a while and treat your stomach with some cake and coffee from the Eva's Café. There is also a fountain lawn that has the tallest fountain in the Darwin city. Lastly, enjoy a delicious bbq session beside the lily pond while observing the scenic beauty of the garden.

Children Activities

Children Activities

Apart from the adults, the George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden is a refreshing place for the children. They can enjoy a scooter or bike rides down the paths of the garden. Besides they can roll down the Frangipani Hills or enjoy playing games in the Heritage Lawn. Children can even enjoy a boating race down the creek in the children's playground or even race up to the bird's cage tree house.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

The garden has a spectacular collection of species, and on a daily basis viewers come here for bird watching. Visitors can spot the mysterious rufous owl in the garden rainforest or come across a giant spider web while strolling down the garden path. Besides, the rainforests have several 5m snakes wandering all around.

Flower Garden

Flower Garden

The garden is adorned with colorful flowers such as desert rose garden, frangipani gardens, and primitive cycad garden. There is an extensive collection of boabs in the African Madagascar Garden. Visitors can also find unique Cannonball tree and teapot boab trees. In the woodland area, there is a collection of exceptional NT native plants, while colorful Bromeliads and exotic orchids around the plant display house.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

In the George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden visitors need to purchase any ticket as it has free entry from 7 am till 7 pm.

How To Get Around?

The Darwin City in Australia is known for its coastal environment and pleasant weather. So there are ample options for moving around the city on a public transport, bike, cycle or even a walk.

What Should I Wear?

Considering the moderate climate that Darwin has, it is suitable to carry light and casual clothing. Wear shorts and hats to avoid the sunburn and don't forget to carry the sunglasses.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

It is best to avoid the sticky summer months and travel in the months of mid-June to mid-September when the temperature is cool and soothing.

Currency

Australian Dollars

Will I Need a Guide?

You do not need a guide. The website has all the information regarding the attractions and places in the city. The website will be able to guide you through all the things related to the trip.

How To Get There?

For the natives of Australia, Darwin can be reached via rail, road, or cheap flights. The international travelers need to,book a flight to reach their destination.

Additional Info

Covering an area of 2km in the Darwin City of Australia, the George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden has a lush green environment for relaxation. The garden also has an Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Museum, and is connected to the home of the sunset markets in the Mindil beach.

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