VISIT

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HUNTER REGION BOTANIC GARDENS
2100 Pacific Highway | Heatherbrae, NSW 2324 

Opening Hours

9.00 am to 4.00 pm – daily

Getting There
• On the Pacific Highway between Newcastle and Raymond Terrace
• Just north of the Hexham Bridge
• 30 min. drive from Newcastle & Maitland
• 40 min. drive from Lake Macquarie
• 2 hour drive from Sydney
Entry $2 per person for a full day
Family Package $5

Parking is free

$2 per passenger for coaches
FIND US
ACCESSIBILITY
The Gardens is an accessible venue for people with a disability.

Vehicular access and parking for disabled drivers and vehicles with disabled passengers are available.

A brick paved pathway suitable for wheelchair access follows the major route through the Gardens and provides access to the majority of theme gardens. A wheelchair can also be borrowed from the Visitor Centre.

People with disabilities can also participate in guided tours, including in the people mover. Tours can be tailored to suit people with limited mobility or limited vision. It is recommended that people with special needs book tours in advance.

The Visitors Centre and Kookaburra Cafe are both accessible to people with disabilities, and disabled toilets are provided.
KOOKABURRA CAFÉ & GIFT SHOP
• Open 7 days, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
• A selection of fresh and homemade dishes including Devonshire scones with our own fresh mixed berry jam and vanilla bean cream
• Our famous Thai sweet potato and pumpkin soup
• A selection of fresh pizza
• Homemade pot pie of the day
• Fresh sandwiches
• Fresh cakes and slices
• Freshly ground Segafredo coffee
• Group bookings welcome with menu selection available
• BBQ facility available on request
• A selection of beautiful settings available for your wedding or special occasion in the gardens
• Tour guide available if booked in advance

Come in and experience our friendly volunteer service while you browse through our Gift Shop or decide on which plants you need to take home.
GUIDED TOURS
Our volunteers enjoy showing the gardens to visitors and providing information about the botanical collections and the Gardens' bushland environment.

Group Tours and Educational Excursions can be booked at the Visitors Centre and provide such options as the Koori Walk, Plants in Place, Plants Galore. Special tours can be organised for tour groups.

A generic tour of the theme gardens is very popular with visiting social club groups and covers the history of the site and introductions to the theme gardens along the Botanical Walk sponsored by Newcastle City Council. This tour will give you a glimpse of the extent of our gardens.

Tours are offered on foot or in our People Mover, which is an excellent option for mobility-impaired people.

Night walks are organised throughout the year which provide an opportunity for visitors to discover the nocturnal birds and wildlife. Visitors usually encounter koalas, ringtail and brushtail possums, sugar gliders and various night birds. The dates of night walks are listed in our events guide.
TOUR FEES
• Guided Tours - $5.00
• Children under 12 years (accompanied by an adult) - FREE
• Aged Pensioner Concession including Seniors Card - $4.00
• 20 + people concession - $4.00
• School Groups - $3.00 per person +
$2.00 per person on a bus or coach
• People Mover - $6.00 per person (min 2 persons)
• Wheelchair Hire - $5.00
• Night Walk ($15.00 for family of 4) - $5.00

Note: Entry fees also apply to visitors participating in guided tours.

A 20% non-refundable deposit (minimum payment of $10) is required 2 weeks prior to arrival for all guided tours.
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