Immerse yourself in nature at Wollongong Botanic Garden (rated #1 on Trip Advisor by travellers of things to do in Wollongong!), with an excellent network of paths to explore and hidden treasures to discover.
Kids will love spotting the wildlife, exploring the trails, the all abilities playground, visiting the duck pond and the sustainable garden, as well as the nature-based school holiday activities.
In addition to the many garden collections displaying Australian native 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 escape on the Go Slow for a Mo’ nature wellness trail or with a walk through one of the largest rainforest collections in Australia, featuring a broad collection of Illawarra Rainforest species.
Hold your next private event or celebration at the Botanic Garden! The Wollongong Botanic Garden also offers a range of beautiful outdoor for a range of ceremonies, events or functions including weddings, christenings and naming day ceremonies. Picnic spaces and BBQs are available. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Opening hours 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.