Garden Bus Tour: Royal Botanic Gardens
Visit Melbourne's inner-city oasis: Royal Botanic Gardens.
More than 8,500 plant species from around the world are presented in a kaleidoscope of colour and texture.
Sweeping lawns, tranquil lakes and majestic trees are home to an amazing range of wildlife.
Garden Explorer (bus)
The Garden Explorer is the most convenient way to navigate Melbourne Gardens.
This engaging and informative bus tour led by an expert guide provides you with a snapshot of this 38 hectare inner-city haven.
Begin your journey on Oak Lawn as your guide takes you through meandering paths to some of the Gardens' major highlights and most beautiful collections, while providing expert commentary and unbeatable photo opportunities.
This 30-minute experience provides a wealth of interesting and engaging content including the history of Melbourne Gardens, its cultural significance and interpretation of landscapes.
Complete your ride in a full circuit or hop off at Lakeside for some refreshment at The Terrace, or go on a serene cruise around the picturesque Ornamental Lake in an elegant wooden punt.
Schedule and duration
This 30 minute tour operates daily, departing every 30 minutes from 12pm to 5pm from Monday to Friday, and from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (except Christmas Day & New Year's Day).
*Times are subject to change. Please check with the Visitor Centre T 03 9252 2429.
$8 Concession and Child (5 - 17 years)
$25 family (2 adults and 2 children)
Groups: $8 per person
Get a 50% discount when you pay with your UnionPay card.
Bookings and enquiries
For group bookings, private tours and general enquiries please contact us on 03 9252 2429 (available 9am - 5pm 7 days per week).
Tickets are available from the Visitor Centre (cash, EFT or credit card) or from the tour guide (EFT or credit card only) at the departure location.
The departure location is situated at Oak Lawn opposite the National Herbarium of Victoria. Please wait at the designated stop for your tour guide.
This experience may be impacted by the weather so please dress appropriately.
This tour is suitable for children aged 8+
When & Where
Happens: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Times: every 30 minutes
Venue || Location
Royal Botanic Gardens | Melbourne Events 13 Events
⊜ Birdwood Avenue South Yarra | Map
✆ Event: 03 9252 2429 | Venue: (61 3) 9252 2300
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