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Inverawe Native Gardens

1565 Channel Highway, Margate, Tasmania, Australia
03 6267 2020
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Margate
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Tasmania's largest landscaped Native garden winds around the shores of North West Bay. Inverawe enjoys stunning views and contains over 7000... more » Owner description: Tasmania's largest landscaped Native garden winds around the shores of North West Bay. Inverawe enjoys stunning views and contains over 7000 Australian and Tasmanian native plants. There is always something in bloom in this sustainable, low chemical use, waterwise garden. Interpretive signs enhance the experience. Bird watchers have spotted 84 species at Inverawe, including all 12 endemics. Open seven days a week, September through May, other times by arrangement. « less
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Blackmans Bay, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A great experience if you appreciate native plants and fabulous views. The owners have worked extremely hard to turn a wasteland into a beautiful haven for birds and native wildlife. The plantings are interesting and the quirky figures include information,comic statues, poems and sculptues. The owners are on hand for enquiries about plants and wildlife and the views over the... More

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Mackay, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited at the end of the tourist season in late May. The welcome was a little forced, there wasn't much to see, it was a little kitsch with 'talking' displays of stuffed figures and lots of strange and gaudy artworks. But the overall experience was dull and we left after 20 minutes. Good on them for all their hard... More

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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lovely to wander around these gardens that have been created by the owners over several years of painstaking work. They met us at the entrance, explained the history and the layout of the gardens and left us to wander the paths. A must for anyone interested in native plants. The garden is a work in progress and we were delighted... More

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Toowooomba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

just loved the whole experience.the breakfast was yummy, hosts were pleasant,helpful in every way. the garden tracks were great with seating and themed items along the way, the view breathtaking. birdwathcing was great with Bill's comentary. we loved trying to find the many differing species!

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Benalla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This private native garden is only 20 minutes out of Hobart, and is well worth a visit from anyone who has an interest in native gardens. We visited in January 2013, when SE Tassie is in the grips of a significant drought, and this did impact on the health, survival and floral display, but don't let this deter you. The... More

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Canberra, Australia
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35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

If you're interested in native plants and irds, this is the place for you. Hundreds of different plants, 94 bird species, and spectacular views. The owners are charming and introduce you to their wonderful property. We had tea on the terrace after walking around the 20 acres - a haven with birds everywhere. Come and see for yourself!

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Magnetic Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Having read about Inverawe we dropped in along the way of our scenic drive along the South East coast. We didn't really know anything about it, and we found a delightful surprise nestled in a beautiful part of Tasmania. What an inspirational garden, thanks to Margaret and Bill for sharing such a wonderful spot with us, and congratulations on the... More

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We spent a couple of hours strolling through these lovely native gardens. Beautiful views and a thoughtfully laid out native garden complemented some good bird sightings - from forest birds to waders and even raptors. Well worth stopping for a few hours.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

What a beautiful place! We spent a magical time strolling through these wonderful gardens planted on a steep hillside that sweeps down to the water. As well as enjoying the beauty of forest, garden, grassland and marsh, as visitors from the UK, we learned so much about the plant species of Australia and Tasmania in particular. We had a warm... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012 via mobile

We visited without knowing what to expect and were greeted by Margaret and Bill who answered all of our many questions and let us explore their gardens. Beautiful views and a diversity of native plants, completed our visit with sculptures, history and poetry. Definitely worth a visit for the botanist and artist at heart.

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