Hunter Region Botanic Gardens
Enjoy over 30 hectares of tranquil landscaped gardens, displaying the beauty and diversity of Australian native flora in a natural bushland setting. The gardens feature over 3000 living specimens with 8 kilometres of easy tracks and trails.
Theme gardens include native plants, exotics, Orchid and Bromeliad Houses, an amazing Succulent and Cacti garden, endangered species and plants of the Hunter Region. The result of community initiative and run by volunteers, the Gardens also protect 100 hectares of land in the Tomago sand-beds catchment area, including two wetland habitats.
Plants are cultivated for sale, the Visitors Centre offers regular art displays and includes a cafe and gift shop with Australiana souvenirs.
There is also a resource library, herbarium and information service. Wildflower walks and trails show an abundance of wildlife.
Toilets, water, and car parking are available. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or purchase refreshments from the Kookaburra Cafe. A large electric barbecue is available for public use.
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Ranked #23 of 54 things to do in Port Stephens
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"Great botany, less inspiring coffee"
"Given some of the negative comments from other visitors, we had a sense of trepidation as we drove in. They must have been having a very bad day. The gardens are extensive and, although the mozzies..." more »
"Hunter Region Botanic Gardens"
"lovely atmosphere in there, tho the sound of the traffic, close by, can be heard, many varieties of flora, a great place for a picnic ;)" more »
"Relaxing place to visit"
"This has many different areas to walk through. We went to the wetlands past the palms, and saw the big goanna sunning itself on the boardwalk. The orchid displays were closed but there were other..." more »
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