|Garden:||7:30am – sunset|
|Visitor Centre:||9:00am – 5:00pm Mon – Fri (March – November)|
|9:00am – 4:00pm Mon – Fri (December – February)|
|10:00am – 4:00pm weekends & public holidays|
|Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day & Good Friday|
|Café:||As per Visitor Centre, plus:|
|Lunch Menu:||10:00am – 3:00pm Mon – Fri|
|10:00am – 2:00pm weekends & public holidays|
|Coffee & cake etc.||all day|
No, entry is FREE but donations are very welcome.
Yes. There is drive-through caravan and motorhome parking available in our car park areas, including at both lookouts.
Guided Tours commence at 10:00am on weekdays (excluding public holidays)
Tours for groups can be booked ahead at other days/times.
|School Groups (per child)||$6.00|
|Coach Groups >9 (per passenger)||$9.00|
Yes, we provide maps & there is directional/interpretive signage throughout the garden.
Dogs are only allowed in the on-leash area next to the car park and at the Matthew Flinders Red Cliffs Lookout. The remainder of the garden & walking tracks are off limits for dogs.
Short-term boarding at a discounted rate for Arid Lands visitors is available by calling Redgum Vet & Pet Boarding on 8642 3308 – booking ahead is recommended.
While recreation is encouraged in our Botanic Garden, it's worth remembering that Botanic Gardens exist primarily for the preservation of the natural environment. Therefore, any activities that negatively impact on the environment are banned. These are the main reasons why dogs aren't allowed in our Botanic Garden:
The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden (AALBG) is a non-smoking premise and the lighting of fires is prohibited unless written approval has been obtained from the Manager Tourism or Fire Prevention Officer.
Fines will apply if a fire is lit within the AALBG without prior permission obtained from Council.
Each October, the Fire Prevention Officer will undertake an audit of the fire breaks around the garden boundaries and café boundary. This is an important part of fire prevention, not only for risk profile of the AALBG, but the western residential area of the City of Port Augusta.
On days of Catastrophic Fire Danger, in accordance with the CFS issued ratings the AALBG shall implement the following arrangements: