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The 16 ha area that is now Olive Pink Botanic Garden was gazetted in 1956 as the Australian Arid Regions Flora Reserve after intense lobbying by the Garden’s founder, and first honorary curator, Miss Olive Muriel Pink.The Garden is part of a...more
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Tuncks Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
All reviews native plants desert garden hill walk interesting garden local flora cafe serves guide book great cafe rock wallabies nice walk todd river worth a visit the gap couple of hours alice springs desert park anzac hill red centre
We made a quick visit here, on the way to the airport (leaving Alice Springs). Lots of desert plants (and it was evident expansion is underway to make it better). A nice walk, and I can see how after the expansion is complete, it will...More
Visit the Botanical gardens to learn a lot about plants of the region. Clomb to the lookout for a great view of Alice and the Todd river then grab brunch or refreshments from a broad menu selection at the cafe.
Olive Pink was a fiesty person. She stood up for the rights of the local indigenous population at a time when the European settlers had a more superior attitude to them.
The gardens established in her memory are a place to discover the variety of...More
You can walk here from the Town Centre and for $5 buy a guide which will interpret the numbered plants. Created by a charismatic lady in the seventies and focused solely on desert plants, there are three very short walks, including one up the nearby...More
These are a wonderful example of a native garden. I visited a couple of times and climbed the small hill for the view. I recommend going early though as it can heat up quickly! The Bean Tree Cafe is good as well.
We went here for a barbecue dinner and live entertainment followed by a talk on astronomy. The service was excellent and we had a great time. The chicken was good but too spicy for my taste. Great salad though to have on the plate.
We went to this garden but it’s not possible to reconcile what we saw with most of these reviews. There were some great information boards but it was a very small place, we thought we had covered it all. We checked the map, we thought...More
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Hi, it is free entry, It c an be very hot there so take a hat, bottle water & sunscreen with you & wear shoes that are comfortable & that you can walk on uneven ground, especially if you decide to do the walk up on the... More
Hi, it is free entry, It c an be very hot there so take a hat, bottle water & sunscreen with you & wear shoes that are comfortable & that you can walk on uneven ground, especially if you decide to do the walk up on the ridge. They have a café there as well. Enjoy.