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Waterfall and Lookout in the Rainforest
Visitors exploring the Gardens
Poinciana in flower

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

Take a walk through the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens to see a magnificent display of plants from northern Australia and tropical areas around the world.

There are extensive plantings of colourful heliconias, gingers, tropical orchids, bromeliads and other exotic plants.

The new Visitor and Event Centre is a magnificent tropical structure where visitors can learn about the Gardens natural and cultural history, the plant collections, and Aboriginal plant uses. Unwind in the multimedia room with images of the Gardens changing through the wet and dry seasons.

The African-Madagascan garden has a unique collection showcasing the world’s baobab and boab trees. The playground and tree house offers a refreshing, safe and shady retreat for children and parents. Experience the waterfall deep in the rainforest or be captivated by the primitive plants “the dinosaurs ate” in the cycad garden.

Relax on expansive shady lawns and view Darwin's largest ornamental fountain. Treat yourself to our self-guided tree walks. See the gardens differently on a guided walking tour.

Join the twitchers looking for the Rufous Owls, or put your feet up and enjoy coffee and cake at Eva’s Café.

The Darwin Botanic Gardens are located 2km from the centre of Darwin

  • Information

    Opening times

    Daily from 7am - 7pm

    Entry cost

    Free entry


    • Barbeque
    • Cafe
    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Conference/Convention Facilities
    • Enquiry Desk
    • Family Friendly
    • Food and Refreshments
    • Interactive Centre
    • Interpretive Centre
    • Lawn / Gardens
    • Lookouts
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet
    • Shop / Gift Shop
    • Free Wifi


    • Birdwatching
    • Walks


    Disabled access available, contact operator for details.


    • COVID Clean Practicing Business
    • COVID Safe
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