Immerse yourself in nature at the Wollongong Botanic Garden (rated #1 on Trip Advisor by travellers of things to do in Wollongong!), with their excellent network of paths to explore and hidden treasures to discover.
In addition to the many garden collections displaying local plants and plants from around the world, the Garden is home to a range of wildlife including Bower Birds, native bees, Ring Tail Possums, Kookaburras, plenty of mini beasts, and so much more. You can also escape with a walk through one of the largest rainforest collections in Australia, featuring a broad collection of Illawarra Rainforest species.
Kids will love the all abilities playground, visiting the duck pond and the nature-based school holiday activities.
Activities and events:
There’s something for everyone with activities and experiences for visitors of all ages throughout the year. Some popular activities include:
• Gardening and sustainability workshops
• Weekly guided buggy tours
• Bird-spotting and nocturnal walks
• School holiday activities
• Native plant sales
• Budding Bookworms story time sessions
• Historically-themed theatrical walks and tours
• Live music
• Educational excursions for schools
• Sunset Cinema program every Summer
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The Wollongong Botanic Garden also offers a range of beautiful outdoor spaces for a range of ceremonies, events or functions including weddings, christenings and naming day ceremonies. Picnic spaces and BBQs are available.
Looking for a kid’s birthday party with a difference? The Garden offers Ranger Birthday Parties for children aged 5 to 12 years, complete with an indoor venue and an entertainer host to keep the kids occupied with engaging (and educational) outdoor activities
Open daily (except Christmas Day and Good Friday). Check the website for seasonal opening hours.
Coffee and a range of delicious snacks can be purchased from the Garden Grounds Café between 9.00am and 2.00pm daily near the main entrance.
Entry to the Garden is FREE. Wollongong Botanic Garden is a service of Wollongong City Council.