Nestled at the foot of Mount Keira, Wollongong Botanic Garden is a tranquil oasis of themed garden beds, grassy lawns and meandering paths. It hosts guided walks and tours where you can discover its native and exotic species, while a range of community workshops focus on environmentally sustainable practices.
Wander along the leafy walkways or jump aboard the Garden Discovery Buggy Tour to explore the gardens with the help of a local expert. Alternatively, join the theatrical Sir Joseph Banks Grand Tour to hear about his experience on Captain Cook’s voyages of discovery and visit the Plant House named in his honour.
Travelling with kids? The Wollongong Botanic Garden features an All Abilities Playground with a slide, swings and maze, while the Lett’s Do Coffee mobile van is on hand for parents needing a caffeine fix. After exploring the botanic garden, follow one of the trails to the adjacent Puckey’s Estate Nature Reserve, Korrongulla Wetland or the Mount Keira Summit Park.
The Wollongong Botanic Garden is located in the suburb of Keiraville, which is around 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre. Illawarra Regional Airport lies 25 minutes’ drive south.