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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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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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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... read more

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Culburra Beach, Australia
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Culburra Beach, Australia
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here for a break on our scenic drive through the blue mountains. I was not sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a nice visit. Entry is free to visit the gardens, and there is a nice visitors centre and a restaurant serving good coffee with an amazing view over the mountains. There were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Twenty- eight hectares to roam through with a reservation to dine at the 'one-hatter' was worth dedicating a special day during our alpine away. A mere 100 km separates the great metropolis and this silvane tree-change amphitheatre of colours. Autumn does take a lot of beating out here with the bright fire colours ablaze, the rich clay supplying the goods... More 

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

Wow Eli what a wonderful review - we could not have written it better ourselves. Thank you so much for your poetic words and we do hope you visit us again...for each season! More 

Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We did the free garden tour, really informative, learnt a lot. Book in for lunch at the restaurant too, absolutely divine.

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

Thank you for your wonderful feedback Heather - we are glad you had a wonderful day and look forward to you visiting again More 

Toronto, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Extremely busy on the day we went. Suggest you get their early to get a park grab a map and start walking. Gardens are well set out and such wonderful species everywhere

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

Thank you for your great review and yes the public holidays can be very busy. Glad you got to enjoy the garden and appreciate some of the 40,000 species we have here. Do hope you visit again More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit and great time if you want to see the autumn leaves color. They have stunning dahlia ranges and alos breathtaking view you could enjoy.

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

We are so glad you had a lovely time. Yes autumn is really spectacular here. We look forward to your visiting again More 

Bathurst, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ten of us travelled to Mount Tomah on Easter Saturday for a picnic lunch. Although the parking areas filled quickly, the gardens are large enough to absorb the crowds. Well laid paths with detailed maps makes it easy to find your way around. Free entry and car parking. Restaurant and coffee available.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a great day and appreciate your patience with the parking during such a busy time. We look forward to seeing you again More 

Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are stunningly beautiful, the interpretation signage is a bit haphazard, but unfortunately after promising the kids a hot chocolate all day the cafe closed at least an hour before the gardens. The sad face on the 'sorry closed' sticker said it all really.

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

We are glad you enjoyed the gardens and sorry to hear about your café experience. We will be sure to pass your feedback onto the café owners More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant stop during trip to Blue Mountains. Variety of different gardens, peaceful to walk through or to enjoy views from the terrace at the visitor centre.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had a lovely time and yes that view from the Visitors Centre is very special isn’t it. We look forward to seeing you again More 

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