Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens

  • Children catered for
  • Pets allowed
  • Disabled access
  • National Tourism Accreditation Program

When you're in Port Augusta, call in and visit the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens.

Enjoy a relaxing stroll through a range of natural and themed gardens including our innovative and award-winning AridSmart Display and our nationally significant Eremophila and Rare Plants collections.

Explore the amazing range of plants on one of the Garden's four walking tracks, including an animal discovery walk for children. Home to more than 150 species of arid land native birds the 250 hectare Garden is a bird lover's paradise. Spectacular views of the ancient Flinders Ranges form a backdrop to the garden, and can be enjoyed more fully from the historic Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

Enjoy native-food inspired food in the Bluebush Cafe in our award-winning visitor centre. Relax al fresco with a freshly brewed espresso or a glass of wine and with a meal or one of the native tasting plates.

The Gift Shop provides information on the Garden as well as unique, Australian made souvenirs and water-wise AridSmart plants grown on site.

You'll find us on the north side of Port Augusta on the Stuart Highway, the main road to Darwin.

Contact Details

Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens
144 Stuart Highway
Port Augusta
South Australia 5700

Toll Free Number
Not available

+61 (08) 8641 9116

+61 (08) 8641 1241

Not available

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  • Free entry

Opening times

  • Mon9am to 5pm
  • Tue9am to 5pm
  • Wed9am to 5pm
  • Thu9am to 5pm
  • Fri9am to 5pm
  • Sat10am to 4pm
  • Sun10am to 4pm


  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Catering
  • Child Activities
  • Child/Baby Seat and Equipment
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • First aid equipment
  • Guide
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Parking for the Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Produce sales
  • Restaurant - Licensed
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
  • Tour Desk
  • Viewing Platform
  • Walking track


  • Animal Viewing
  • Birdwatching
  • Bush Tucker
  • Guided walks
  • Self-Guided
  • Shopping
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