Garden Walks & Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Our wonderful volunteer Tour Guides offer tours of the garden at 10.00am Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays). It’s a great way to experience the garden with a local who is passionate about the native plants & history of Arid Lands. Bookings can be made by ringing (08) 8641 9116, emailing Turn on Javascript! or by calling into the gift shop.


Adult $10.00
Student $6.00
Child $6.00
School Groups (per child) $6.00
Coach Groups >9 (per passenger) $9.00

All money is used by the volunteers (Friends of the AALBG) for projects & maintenance in the garden.

Self-Guided Tours

If you miss our Guided Tour (10.00am Monday – Friday excluding public holidays) or you would just prefer to explore the walking tracks independently, you can collect a map from our Gift Shop, or download one.

Explore the Garden on one of four specially marked walking tracks. Take a short stroll along the highlights walk or venture on to the Red Cliff Walk to enjoy spectacular views of Spencer Gulf and the Flinders Ranges from stunning red cliff tops.

More than 140 species of native birds make the Arid Lands their home and can be sighted throughout the garden and at two specially built bird-hides. Don’t miss our award winning AridSmart Display Gardens where you’ll discover how to create a stunning water-wise garden at home.

School Garden Tours

Our tour guides at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden can design their tours for a range of school students. Our guides like students to have a meaningful experience when visiting the garden.

Please view our 2023/24 School Tour Package information

School Group Booking Form

Here are just a few suggestions to help when booking a tour through the Arid Gift Shop Phone; (08) 8641 9116.