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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Queens Domain, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
03-6234 6299
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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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Sunshine Coast, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

What an amazing place to visit The flowers were just beautiful and I was amazed at the size of the big trees.All very well looked after the herb garden was great and there was an area called the Antarctic plant house with very cold temperatures this was outstanding to see the plants that grow in those conditions It was a... More

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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

It is a big place, nice for family picnics and various types of gardens to see. Easy to walk through, good toilet facilities.

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Thornbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Loved the gardens!! Visited in october, such a beautiful time of year. Rhododendrons,peony's,viburnum,poppies,ranuncs & so many other beautiful flowers & trees to see. So well set out. Also loved the japanese gardens

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We only walked around for a couple of hours as we went there on the tourist bus but that was enough to see these pretty gardens. The coffee shop was a disappointment as the tea and coffee was only served in paper cups and our cake selection wasn't great. A lovely place to spend a few hours whilst in Hobart.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

What better place to spend a lovely day than wandering through the gardens here. Pack a picnic and it's even better. If you're not up for a decent walk just getting there from the CBD, then transport is definitely recommended!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Whilst I have seen a number of better botanical gardens, our visit was still a most enjoyable one. Plenty to see, with plenty of space. There were many couples and groups with children enjoying the park sitting on the lawns. The cafe prices were quite reasonable for lunch and we could easily have spent a few hours more enjoying what... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful tulips and a well laid out garden, with lots of variety. There are Antarctic plants and a Japanese garden.

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Melbourne, Australia
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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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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