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“Beautiful, free and plenty of parking.”

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
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$83.22*
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Hobart City Sightseeing Tour Including MONA...
Ranked #8 of 149 things to do in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 great restaurant and cafe is available onsite and it is a wonderful place to visit all year round. Visit our website for more information.
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Beautiful gardens, great for walks, and even better on a sunny day. Reasonably priced takeaway food stall behind the main visitors centre and a great gift shop. Can't comment on the restaurant as haven't visited. Free entry and plenty of parking.

Thank Rachel H
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Admittance is free although they ask for a gold-coin donation. There's a reasonable amount of free parking close to the entrance.

The gardens are lovely and quite relaxing to stroll through. The Japanese Garden in particular is very nice. The lilly pond was beautiful although the flowers were not quite out when we visited.

Our children six and nine enjoyed the visit as much as we did. We spent about an hour in the gardens.

Thank MrYellowDuck
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Every time we visit Hobart we love to go to the Botanical Gardens and dependent upon the time of year there are many different things to see and enjoy. It is well worth visiting and entry is by gold coin donation. There is a very nice café and gift shop there too.

Thank WelshMaiden_8
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Visited on a beautiful day, so lovely to wander around, not too many people as its so large. Great views of Derwent River too. Very pleasant to sit on the grass under a shady tree. Cafe great, although it would be nice if it opened earlier than 10 am. Would have spent my money and stayed longer. The little outdoor kiosk didn't open either until 10 am. Needs to be open at 9 am for summer visitors.

Thank LucystellaAustralia
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

The gardens are wonderful. We especially loved seeing the famed Huon pines (pretty short at only 30 years of age) and the Japanese garden. What was 'Pete's patch' veggie garden has been extended, and will become a community garden, that will be up and running in Feb apparently. We had a moderately-priced, delicious, healthy meal at the cafe in the heart of the Gardens, which gave river & garden views. Very pleasant!

Thank Jen488
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