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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Queens Domain, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
03-6234 6299
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Ranked #6 of 70 Attractions in Hobart
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: The Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens in Hobart are situated on the eastern edge of the city, overlooking the Derwent River and the Tasman Bridge. As... more »
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was one of the most worthwhile things we did in Hobart!! A beautiful and highly enjoyable place to spend the morning!! Gorgeous little surprises tucked away, like the Japanese garden, and the Antarctic landscape recreation! Our daughter loved the ducks waddling around everywhere!! They even have their own hives on the grounds and you can buy the honey!! Also,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Very well cared for and interesting modest size gardens walking distance from Hobart (25 mins) but there is parking also. Very relaxing, and some interesting walks abound on the Domain. Great views across the Derwent River towards Eastern Shore.

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Has a variety of attractions, including a Japanese style garden, hot house for the exotic flowers (orchids mainly), beautiful duck pond, arctic cool house and revamped café. They also regularly have theatre in the park (I think Hobart Repertory Theatre are behind it, which often includes John X) Take your camera, and allow around 2 hours.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

...with lots of variety and garden 'rooms' Wonderful mature trees from allover the world but also a great section on the Tasmanian rainforest. Fingers crossed that the Macquarie Is 'cold'house is open when you are there. FascinAting!

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

On our recent trip to Tasmania we enjoyed the gardens so much we went back to see everything for a second time and to soak up the atmosphere. Certainly somewhere to relax. The volunteer on the gate was very helpful. The Subantarctic Plant House was something different and the old stone orchid building was so pleasant there were people have... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A beautiful spot to relax, walk around the well manicured grounds and take pictures with flowers in bloom. Wonderful place to visit and add to the list of sightseeing things to do when in Hobart! There is also a café which overlooks the gardens, and it has the most delicious cakes!! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful gardens with entry by donation and it's well worth the visit. From the herb garden to the Erica garden and the subantarctic pavilion, everything is kept in immaculate condition and there is heaps of information about the sections and the endangered plants, shrubs, trees and flowers around. Well worth the visit if you like botanical gardens.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I travel a lot and always try to visit Botanic Gardens in different places. I look for unusual plants, planting ideas or just a quiet place to sit and relax. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are absolutely beautiful and kept in immaculate condition. The driveway to the main gate is long and curvy, and it builds anticipations for something interesting to... More

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Kingston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The gardens are beautiful at any time of the year. There are so many different areas to the site that even repeat visits find something new. The veggie patch has had a complete make over and now has its own scarecrows. Good to see the excess produce goes to a good cause. Be aware that the restaurant is undergoing renovations... More

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Moonta, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The gardens were great. Varied in type and expanse. Easily could spend a few hours wandering at the beautifully presented gardens. The subantartic plant house was great as was the fern gardens. Here were the let-downs. The website showed that it had a steam powered carousel, which is no longer at the gardens. When I re-checked the website, it was... More

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