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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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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...more
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Lower Domain Road | Queens Domain, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are maintained really well. You can park, cycle or walk there. Even for cruise ship passengers it’s worth the visit to experience the tranquility as talked about in other reviews. You can then easily walk back to town on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visied the Botanical Gardens everyday when I stayed in Hobart whilst my partner was in RHH. The walk to and around the outside of the gardens is a great fitness walk whilst inside the gardens is just beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. I love the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MazzaGazza
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We needed more time. There is so much to see and our quick visit during a city tour hardly scratched the surface. Sadly, we only made it to the Japanese garden and the sub-antarctic display. Another couple of hours probably would have helped. Give yourself...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank trnewmo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With a young family, out with friends or older people just wanting to investigate, the Royal Tasmanian Gardens are a wonderful place to visit. We had a lovely lunch, walked around the gardens and enjoyed the beautiful weather. A place to visit in Hobart.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shane190373
Reviewed 4 days ago

The new lily pond garden is spectacular - reminiscent of Monet’s garden with its little bridge. The Japanese garden is a lovely tranquil spot and the lillies in the conservatory are beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It doesn't have too many things to do there, but is a nice walk in the nature. The japanese garden inside it is very cute.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShanaRoeder
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is almost a decade since my wife and I were in Hobart and went to the Botanical Gardens. It remains a “must see” in the city. The gardens are now a very interesting walk form the cruise terminal in the city centre and are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter3152
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place for an interesting stroll through well laid out gardens. Easily spent an hour wondering around various environments. Worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a quick visit only, but I loved the lily pond (cute little ducklings paddling around and walking on the lilys) and the tropical house. It is quite hilly so be warned

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karen70P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a few hours to spare before our flight home so we opted to visit the gardens. They are exceptional. Probably the best botanic gardens I’ve been to. So many different displays and a lot of history. Entry is by gold coin donation which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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November 7, 2018|
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Yes it is easily accessible
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Angele P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, depending on the weather. Hobart is coming on to winter time, the days can be extremely cold with the wind factor. The gardens are lovely, but dress warmly, and good comfortable walking shoes. The cafe there has lovely... More
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Corinda's Cottage is a great centrally located gem (1 Replies)
My wife and I stayed three nights in the Gardener's Cottage located in the Coriinda's Cottage on Glebe Street. It is a remarkably quaint one bedroom cottage with modern kitchen, spa bath, washer and dryer. The cottage is a new structure using old timbers and other Tasmanian woods, so that it blends in with the lush gardens on the property. The cottage is extremely private and the street is quiet. The Glebe neighborhood is located almost adjacent to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and...More
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Going to Hobart on October 24 till Oct 29 (7 Replies)
Hi, we'll fly from Melbourne to Hobart for 6 days 5 nights and we'll not drive during the stay in Hobart. May I know what is the weather during end of October? We're also planning to stay in Customs House Hotel, can someone advise us how is the hotel, e.g location, ambiance etc? So far we have marked down some places that we intend to visit in Hobart as the following: Day 1 (Oct 24, Fri): Arrive Hobart at 3pm. Day 2 (Oct 25, Sat): Salamanca market time! Royal Tasmanian Botanical...More
June 30, 2008|
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Went to Hobart quite a few years ago. Salamanca Market was good but crowded we went on to the botanical gardens in the afternoon so it was a welcome break after the busy markets. I would consider a hire car for 2 days ( unless you want to go on organised tours ) and do the Huon valley, Tahune forets and the day 5 of your itinary . I cant comment on the accommodation but, if it is in the main area of the city it is easy to get around by walking. We stayed out of town and as we...More
Cos C
Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
End of November - 6 days - itinerary help (7 Replies)
Hi Booked to go TAS end on November for 6 days, arriving in Hobart and leaving from Lauceston, will be hiring a car, love traveling, nature, taking photos, keeping active, I have made a brief initial plan below, please advise accordingly - i know it looks ambitious but I want to see as much as i can in the brief time i am there Tuesday - Arrive at Hobart at 10.20 Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary > Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens > Evening Mount wellington - Stay Hobart ...More
July 13, 2016|
Response fromCos C|
Thanks for your reply, the reason I wanted to do the Gordon Dam was to fit in the abseiling down it, looks like a lot of fun! i have edited my itinerary and added bit of what you said... do you think the below is a bit more realistic? Tuesday: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary > Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens > Evening Mount wellington - Stay Hobart Wednesday: Gordon Dam Abseiling > Mount Field - Stay Westerway? Thursday & Friday: Lake St Clair > Dove Lake Walk...More