Walks in the Botanic Gardens

Over eight kilometres of tracks have been developed within the Gardens, giving access to the natural and man made features of the site. A walk booklet and map is available from the Gardens Visitors Centre.

Walks range from level pathways to rugged tracks with steps and dry creek crossings.

Free Guided Walks

Free walks are offered on the first Sunday of each month at 11.00am with a trained volunteer guide. How far and how long the walk will last is reached by agreement with the group. Come along to learn about the Gardens' development, current projects and local plants. You don't need to book: just turn up.

Educational Signs

Signs are placed throughout the Gardens adjacent to prominent plants and / or features. These interpretive signs are designed to give a concise summary of plant features, plant community or habitats and plant uses. To complement these signs a range of brochures are available form the Visitor Centre covering wildlife, plant families and children's activities.

Deep Creek Track - 500 metres

Deep Creek Track follows both banks of a pond on Deep Creek, through moist forest. There are some steps and seating is provided for your comfort. Plantings include ferns and temperate rainforest species to complement the existing forest. Mosses are a feature in the shaded areas along this track.

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Lake Track - 250 metres

Lake Track provides an alternative way to go to the amphitheatre for those who do not require an accessible track, and includes a delightful bush loop. Areas adjacent to the bush loop have been planted with shrubs and ferns from moist forests.

The bush loop is the site of the Forestry Children's Walk, made possible with the support of Forestry Corporation. The short walk incorporates model animals, interpretative signs and activity booklet to help children discover the animals that live in our bush.

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Hill Track - 2 kilometres

Hill Track allows visitors to observe drier forests of the site. In some parts it is quite steep and also includes a dry creek crossing. This track may be closed during extended wet periods.

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Forest Track - 2 kilometres

For more energetic visitors, Forest Track provides access to a wide variety of flora and diverse terrain. The track is steep in some sections, with steps on the traverse along Rees Creek to the lake. For visitors unable to manage the steps, an alternative route is provided via the Arboretum.

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Arboretum Track - 1 kilometre limited mobility access

Arboretum Track takes visitors across the bridge over Deep Creek south-west of the Visitors Centre to the amphitheatre and then on to the arboretum. It also connects with the Forest Track.

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Limited Mobility Track - 1 kilometre limited mobility access

This loop track provides access to the display area below the car park, the Bird Hide, Sensory Garden, the Rainforest Garden and the Sandstone Garden. The Limited Mobility Track connects the car park to the picnic area and Visitors Centre. This track was developed and funded by The Rotary Club of Batemans Bay Inc in partnership with Eurobodalla Shire Council and the Friends.

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Aboriginal Heritage Walk

This walk recognises local Aboriginal people through an interpretation of traditional uses of about thirty Eurobodalla plants. Signs about the plants can be found mainly on the Arboretum Track and the Limited Mobility track and make up a self-guided walk of about 2 kilometres.

Prostanthera Track

The Prostanthera track will take you through lush sheltered forest and across narrow creeks. Along this track you will see a range of Prostantheras or Mint Bushes that grow throughout our region. They can be recognised by their very fragrant leaves and in spring abundant flushes of white, pink or purple flowers.

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