Visit us

Map showing location of the botanic garden

Call in and visit us at our beautiful arid land botanic garden.

Enjoy a relaxing stroll through a range of natural and themed gardens and soak in the sounds and scents of Australia’s arid heart.

See one of Australia’s most significant collections of the ‘desert-loving’ Eremophila, then stroll through the innovative and award-winning AridSmart Garden where you’ll discover how easy it is to create a stunning water-wise garden at home using Australia’s beautiful arid zone flora.

Or take one of our longer garden walks. Explore dappled woodlands, vivid red sand dunes and vast saltbush plains dotted with claypans. Enjoy spectacular gulf and mountain views from dazzling red clifftops, and spy on native birds from one of our bird hides.

Then make your way to our award-winning visitor centre and relax al fresco with a freshly brewed espresso or a glass of local wine and some delicious home-cooked meals and desserts at our fully licensed café.

Don’t miss our AridSmart Gift & Garden Shop where you’ll find a wonderful selection of hand-picked quality gifts and garden books plus an extensive range of beautiful AridSmart plants for your garden. AridSmart plants are special because they are sourced from some of Australia’s most remote arid regions especially for the Garden’s own collection.

Free Admission

Opening Hours

Open 7 days (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)

Garden open daily:
7:30 am to sundown

Visitor Centre open daily:
Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10am to 4pm

Guided Tours

10am Monday to Friday (weather permitting) except public holidays. Group bookings available anytime – please call us on (08) 8641 9116 or email us.


You’ll find us on the north side of Port Augusta at 144 Stuart Highway which is on the highway to Alice Springs.