Araluen Botanic Park
Araluen Botanic Park
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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  • Nene J
    Perth, Australia113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Araluen Botanic Gardens - Yates Springtime Tulip Festival 2023
    A beautiful day at the Botanic Park - Tulips are starting to flower... delightful way to spend the day exploring. Visit midweek if you can to avoid the weekend crowds. Entry was $20 per adult and child $10...Family $60 with discounts available for concession 🌷 🌷 🌷 ....
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Fosseboy
    Western Australia, Australia639 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tulip time is great
    Although the weather forecast was for rain we were lucky and missed the showers. Car parking arrangements were excellent and we had no delay going in. We had bought tickets in advance which is worth doing at busy weekends. Lots of food vans with good quality offerings. We spent almost 3 hours pottering around and the tulips were so pretty. Well done to everybody!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Melschip
    Perth, Australia22 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning gardens and scenery, disappointing other facilities
    Took my parents here for my dads birthday. He is unwell and quite mobility impaired. The line to get into the carpark took more than half an hour with one staff member working very very hard. The flowers and grounds are stunning, however the other facilities are less than average. The toilets are primarily portaloos which are not suitable for someone who needs assistance as they cannot fit two people in them while maintaining one’s dignity. The “cafe” is more of a very very basic deli and most of the food trucks were closed. The park was packed with guests who would all have liked to buy something to eat other than an icecream or a juice.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 12, 2023
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Jay Idris
Bangi, Malaysia182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The park is nice, quiet and relaxing with fresh air. The scenery is perfect with these different flowers blooming fantastic colours. The tulips are gorgeous! The falls and the lake brings this cool fresh breeze to the park. With a nice river flowing to the pond. It's a must see place a tropical adventure.

It's also a lovely park to have a picnic or have lunch at the cafe. You can buy snacks and coffee too if you like.

There was a small train to take visitors for a tour of the gardens for those who do not wish to walk.

A really nice spot to spend an hour or three on a sunny day. It's best you visit and see for yourself.
Written February 14, 2020
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Mumma Bear
Kelmscott, Australia6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
A park with no atmosphere and staff that don’t even say hello . Wasted $10 per person to enter a park with a very basic and minimal cafe . The Chalet Healy is a huge draw card but was closed due to if being off season apparently?? Gardens we’re ok but nothing to return for a second visit . Was basically a bush walk with wonky paths and no access to old buildings. Won’t be returning or advising anyone to go there .
Written November 17, 2023
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Mackarrow
Melbourne, Australia170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We visited these Stunning gardens during the tulip festival in late September 2022. Really enjoyed our time although some of the tulips were past their best and it was very crowded but it was a public holiday so that was to be expected. Wait for parking was approx. half an hour and the parking queue was worse by the time we left at midday. Main cafe was only open from 11 - 2 which is really disappointing on such a busy day. I recommend you take a picnic to avoid queuing.
Written September 26, 2022
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Melschip
Perth, Australia22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Took my parents here for my dads birthday. He is unwell and quite mobility impaired. The line to get into the carpark took more than half an hour with one staff member working very very hard. The flowers and grounds are stunning, however the other facilities are less than average. The toilets are primarily portaloos which are not suitable for someone who needs assistance as they cannot fit two people in them while maintaining one’s dignity. The “cafe” is more of a very very basic deli and most of the food trucks were closed. The park was packed with guests who would all have liked to buy something to eat other than an icecream or a juice.
Written September 12, 2023
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Margaret T
Perth, Australia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Araluen's website claims that the park, some .paths are accessable. We and many other manual wheelchair visitors to the Tulip Festival found the following;
The Acrod available parking was at the bottom of the hill. Access from this carpark was up an unsealed path to an undulating brick path to the lowest area only. We required assistance to achieve this little access. Returning to the carpark was very dufficult. There is only 2 wide acrod bays, allowing for a cardoor to be fully opened. There are several smaller bays, totally unsuitable for wheelchair user. After speaking to staff /volunteers it was stated that the intention was for wheelchair and walkers to only access this lower terrace. This is not made clear on their website or facebook page. I also found it interesting that the staff/volunteer didn't know who I could contact to make a complaint.
If there wet weather the damp on the bricks would make access extremely dangerous.
Written September 11, 2023
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Nene J
Perth, Australia113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
A beautiful day at the Botanic Park - Tulips are starting to flower... delightful way to spend the day exploring. Visit midweek if you can to avoid the weekend crowds. Entry was $20 per adult and child $10...Family $60 with discounts available for concession 🌷 🌷 🌷 ....
Written August 21, 2023
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Rosemary Mum
Rockingham, Australia18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A beautiful place at this time of year. The tulips are at their best. Azaleas & Camelias are in full bloom.
Staff are very friendly and helpful.
For patrons with mobility problems there is a train that will take you around some of the steep places for $5
The Chalet Healy food is good. Was very busy the day we were there & we had to wait awhile for a seat & a meal.
A wonderful day out in a beautiful place.
Written August 31, 2022
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Lee R
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We went to the tulip festival. Three adults and one teenager. $75. They were still charging full price for the “tulip” festival yet the tulips were all dead. They shouldn’t charge $20 per person for dead flowers. Maybe half price or maybe let people know that it’s not flowering anymore before they decide to go or at the entry. Or even finish the event once the flowers have died… The place would be beautiful when flowering but it was disappointing with this.
Written September 23, 2023
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,925 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Araluen is set in a very picturesque valley and the park contains magnificent mature trees, expansive lawns and lovely water features. A great spot for a picnic. The park's origins in the 1920s as the HQ for the Young Australia League is also a fascinating story and the restored cabins from that time were also great to see. So, I would definitely recommend a visit. At the same time, when we visited the garden beds were generally not at their best, with not a lot of flowers in bloom, and the couple of gardeners we saw seemed busy preparing the tulip beds for flowering in Spring. I suspect that is the best time to visit. The cafe in the park was closed when we visited, and looked like it had been for some time.
Written May 13, 2022
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crab67tkf
Australia108 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Very disappointed to arrive to gardens being fixed, no flowers, no water in the pond, cafe closed. I bought tickets for my Mum’s 80th Birthday. We arrived in the limo and the gate went up without us even having to show our prepaid tickets. Such a disappointment to bring my Mum for a coffee and view the winter gardens. We knew there would not be any tulips but the website said there was still a lot to view in the winter months. I wrote to voice my disappointment and didn’t receive a sorry but asked who was on the gate that let you in without viewing tickets prior to entry. What the? Your more worried about that? And then told they had advertised on social media about the state of the gardens and there not being lovely things to view. I should have seen it there. Oh but I get an email the day before reminding me my tickets are booked for the next day. Nothing about the state of the place. No follow up to offer a free visit for the 5 paying guests. Nothing. Very ashamed as I had the day planned and felt totally embarrassed I asked my family to pay their share for the tickets.
Written September 16, 2022
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