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Hunter Region Botanic Gardens

Location: 2100 Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae

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.

Phone: 02 4987 1655
Fax: 02 4987 1440

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Ranked #23 of 56 things to do in Port Stephens

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"glad I eventually drove in"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 6 days ago

"Have driven past here hundreds of times, but finally decided to make it the destination for today. These gardens are maintained by volunteers who do a great job. Well set out, with species areas on..." more »

Penelope T, Lake Macquarie, Australia

"Amazing wildflowers and gardens"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 19 days ago

"Visited this site with a camera club. Great place for flower and bird photography. Easy walk defined tracks that are mostly disabled friendly. We finished off the day at the Cafe for lunch. Entry is..." more »

Vin V,


5/5 Excellent Reviewed 29 days ago

"Fabulous place to visit BUT watch the mozzies take protection.The plants are amazing and the food very nice." more »

Fiona F,

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