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The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

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Address: Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, New South Wales 2758, Australia
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+61 2 4567 3000
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah, Australia’s highest botanic...

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah, Australia’s highest botanic garden. The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is on a 1,000 metre basalt-capped peak in World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains. Beautiful landscaped gardens with spectacular mountain wilderness views and a world class collection of 48,000 cool climate plants. The Garden also offers the Jungle Lodge accommodation for secluded stays with access to the Garden after hours. The Garden includes the historic ‘Jungle’ area of conserved pristine Blue Mountains rainforest and a wilderness area in total encompassing 252 hectares. The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is the largest tourist attraction on the northern side of the mountains and is an important historical site.

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beautiful lplace

One of the old codgers and 4 friends stayed in the Jungle Lodge....very self catering. and inexpensive when shared., Gorgeous autumn colour, lovely warm wood fire, wonderful... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
2oldcodgers2015
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the old codgers and 4 friends stayed in the Jungle Lodge....very self catering. and inexpensive when shared., Gorgeous autumn colour, lovely warm wood fire, wonderful view, and after hours access to the botanic gardens: FABULOUS. We found everyone very nice and really helpful. The restaurant at the gardens is not run by the botanic gardens, and is rather... More 

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VistorExp, Guest Relations Manager at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time and made the most of your stay. We look forward to you seeing you again More 

Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I would have given this place 5 stars if it wasn't for the rude staff and frustrating parking. The staff aren't afraid to insult + make nasty remarks about you and parking is almost impossible to find. For that reason, I recommend going during hours that aren't busy. Overall I would highly recommend going here as the landscape is amazing.... More 

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Thank BerryLuo
VistorExp, Guest Relations Manager at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are glad you loved the garden. Sorry to hear about your parking and staff issues. We do have limited parking which we are constantly working to improve and will be sure to pass on your staff feedback to our Rangers. We do hope you visit again More 

Brisbane, Australia
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79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place . Beautiful and full of interesting plants. Always something to see in different seasons. This year it was chyrasthemums and dahlias in flower, just before mothers day in May. Stunning autumn trees loosing their leaves . A must see

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Thank Julie L
VistorExp, Guest Relations Manager at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you Julie for your wonderful review. Yes the Chrysanthemums put on a show just in time for Mother's Day didn't they. We look forward to you visiting us again soon More 

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95 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful and well maintained garden in all seasons. I have been there too many times and can tell it's beautiful at any time. In busy days expect a bit delay while finding parking. There are bathrooms, restaurant and café there. The place has a very amazing collection of plants and flowers from all around the world, and a fantastic... More 

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VistorExp, Guest Relations Manager at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and we love knowing you have returned so many times. We have 40,000 plants and flowers infact...have you seen them all?! See you again soon More 

Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's nice to wander around the gardens all year, just if you only have limited time and focus on taking photos in autumn, may as well go to Mt Wilson first. The botanic gardens don't have as much to offer as the other gardens.

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VistorExp, Guest Relations Manager at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for visiting us and sorry you didn't feel that The Garden didn't have much to offer. We like to think that we do with over 40,000 species all in one place, and incredible view and great facilities like BBQs and picnic spots. More 

Narrogin
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Put on your walking shoes. Definitely carry water. Go to the loo first (only one in the beginning). I know many say to bring a picnic, but I ignored that - and regretted it. A picnic would be delightful. I think any time of the year would be enjoyable. It caters for all four seasons. The kiosk was not opened.... More 

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Thank Snoozin75
VistorExp, Guest Relations Manager at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback We are glad you enjoyed the garden and we are working on the installation of more amenities this year The restaurant is run separately to the garden so we will be sure to pass on your feedback We do hope we see you again. We also have great BBQ facilities if you so chose More 

Paranaque, Philippines
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187 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really words cannot describe how lovely this place is. Take time to roam around the garden to soak in nature. Capture the colorful array of flowers and plants. This is definitely a must go to place for all nature lovers when youre in the mountains

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VistorExp, Guest Relations Manager at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much Kriszel for you lovely review. It really is a special time of year in the garden right now. We do hope you visit us again More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the weekend in The Jungle Lodge at Mt Tomah right next to the gardens. Great place to stay. Slept nine people very comfortably. It has a homely feel about it. Well equipped. Spectacular views. The Gardens were beautiful. We were able to access the gardens before the official opening time. Fantastic. Visited the Gardens twice more on the Saturday... More 

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VistorExp, Guest Relations Manager at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Fantastic Colin, so glad you enjoyed the lodge and particularly thrilled you accessed the garden so frequently, you picked a magic time of year...well to be fair its always stunning! Thank you and we do hope you come again More 

Culburra Beach, Australia
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312 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely beautiful place to visit. This is a world-class garden that belongs to us, the people, and is free to visit. It is a stunning collection of plants and we really enjoyed the lovely and lively Autumn colours. Don't go to the expensive, poor quality cafe/restaurant....take a picnic instead. A great day out in a beautiful landscape.

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Thank grammark
VistorExp, Guest Relations Manager at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of the garden, we are glad you love it and you are so right - it is the people's garden. Sorry your restaurant experience hasn't been great, we will be sure to pass that onto them. See you again soon we hope More 

Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always promised myself we would return in Autumn and the gardens didn't disappoint. The deciduous trees were amazing and the weather (overcast & around 10 degrees) was just perfect for walking uphill at times. So glad that it is still free to visit. A word of advise; if you going on the weekend and wish to avoid parking anxiety, best... More 

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Thank Draganotz
VistorExp, Guest Relations Manager at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and yes the garden is spectacular in Autumn isn't it, glad you could make it. We will be sure to pass on your feedback about the kiosk. See you again soon More 

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