Tours and trails

The Garden is the perfect place to lose yourself, reconnect with nature and enjoy its beauty and serenity. Download a copy of our visitor brochure/map to see where each trail starts and finishes.

Free Guided Walks

Free guided tours are available every Tuesday departing at 10.30am (except Christmas Day) from the car park of Shepherds Hill Road.

For more information or to organise special interest or private walks visit the Friends of the Botanic Gardens website.

Please note all guided walks are cancelled on days forecast to reach 36 degrees or more.


The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and we have implemented new COVID-19 compliant protocols to offer a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants, whilst minimising the risk of COVID-19.

Measures include:

  • Small group sizes to ensure physical distancing can be adhered to
  • Participants and guides must maintain physical distance (1.5m)
  • Participants and guides must practise good hygiene before, during and after sessions
  • Participants must not attend if they are unwell and/or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms

For more information and updates on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see LATEST NEWS.

Walking Trails

  • Wittunga Naming Walk

    Ever wondered how plants are named? Discover the interesting origins of many scientific plant names by experiencing the Wittunga Naming Walk. The Wittunga Naming Walk opened in March 2001 and it demonstrates how plants are named scientifically and the origins of their names - whether from a person or a characteristic of the plant. There are 24 interpretative signs installed throughout the garden, stationed alongside the relevant plant.