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“Worth a walk through...quite beautiful!”

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
Ranked #19 of 81 things to do in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Take a walk through the historic Gardens and experience rainforest, mangroves and open woodlands. Highlights include the waterfall, the playground with its treehouse, the cafe as well as the self-guided multimedia tree walk. Facebook: George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

I spent a day walking through these gardens and they are quite a relaxing treat. When you get tired you can always head to the tree house for a snooze.

Thank Kristen_Wanders
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

We arrived by cruise boat and made the long walk to the gardens from the port and took a taxi back . I recommend doing both ways by taxi ! The gardens are quite pleasant and not too large to become boring . Not really a lot to do on a day trip to Darwin unless you want to see performing crocodiles so this was a nice easy relaxing afternoon , followed by a nice long beer back at the port .

Thank brian_peers1
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Reviewed November 26, 2014

Some of the plants are definitely impressive to see. My favourite sections were the bromeliads and blab trees. Needs better signage, though. Even with a map, I got lost several times and my husband - forewarned about the problem - also got lost the next day. The map was okay but there were not enough signs saying where you were and which way to go. Some of the plant signage was very good, but more is definitely needed. Unless you picked up the proper handouts at the (unattended) information booth, you just got latin names for many plants, and a statement such as "Aboriginal Uses Walk #11". Why not just tell us what is on the flier that we didn't know we needed. But I give them credit for recreating so much after Cyclone Tracy, which damaged most of the park.

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Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful plant scape, only one thing missing is the terrain, Darwin has amazing cliff edges and n.t had incredible waterfalls and rocky formations that would be the only one thing missing from otherwise a up to scratch Australian botanical gardens. One inclusion I loved is the community gardens, people growing their veges on government soil, pro land for food purposes, go Darwin botanicals!

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Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

This place is beautiful,so green and lots of different trees and birds,didn't try the cafe but will go back.very well cared for its a must if you on Darwin!

Thank Barb893
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