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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Queens Domain | Lower Domain Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6166 0451
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The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is Australia's second-oldest established in 1818. These gardens are home to the largest collection of mature conifers in the Southern Hemisphere and it also has the only subantarctic plant house in the world. A great restaurant and cafe is available onsite and it is a wonderful place to visit all year round. Visit our website for more information.
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Queens Domain | Lower Domain Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6166 0451
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did a rather quick visit to the gardens on a wet and windy day, so our visit was limited and unfortunately we missed many parts of it. The parts that we saw were wonderful and the views of the river Derwent amazing. We loved...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got lucky. When we arrived at the gate the Tour Guide was preparing to take someone on a tour thru the park - and they didn't show. So we hopped in a 4 passenger golf cart style shuttle and for $20 AUS got a...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 6 days ago

Caught the Metro which dropped us off beneath Government House and we wandered up past it to the Royal Botanical Gardens. The paths and views of the different styles of each section of the gardens were wonderful. Easily traversed and very well labelled. It was...More

Thank Helldogger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here for a quick visit and ended up spending hours looking at the beautiful flowers. The gardens were well maintained and offered a great opportunity to take photos

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the gardens, lots of lovely plants and trees to see. Particularly liked the Antarctica feature it really gave some insight into Macquarie Island, well done!. My only disappointment was the tea rooms/restaurant, slow service and the most expensive coffee in Tassie, $5...More

Thank elainej299
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best botanical gardens in the world. SO well maintained and interesting throughout. The sub antarctic building is perhaps the most unique place any botanical garden has.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only spent a couple of hours at the gardens, as I have limitied walking ability. However, I did enjoy the tranquility of the gardens and the spring flowers in the greenhouse. The restaurant coffee was not great - lacked coffee flavour and was expensive.

Thank Eddy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hobart's Botanical gardens affords you the utter luxury of spending an hour or a day enclosed by some of the most magnificent botanical sceneries in the world. Specimens of grandeur await you and the Spring-oriented flower arrangments are something to behold. Yes, you can propose...More

Thank Taffy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a relaxing way to spend the day. Beautiful gardens to walk around or just sit and relax. Not to mention the great views of the Derwent.

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens featuring a Japanese & French garden. It has a shop & cafe. People were seen soaking up the sun on the lawn or reading a book on a bench.

Thank Aussie2U
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31 May 2017|
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Response from Kate S | Reviewed this property |
Some of the garden's 'rooms' aren't really season dependent - the sub-arctic, for instance, is always cold! Others have variations of foliage which make them interesting in the cooler months - the Japanese garden has... More
1 April 2017|
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Response from Angele P | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not allowed
Evan H
18 January 2017|
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Response from AlanT113 | Reviewed this property |
Yes parking is available, as far as I recall its free, hope this helps....alan