Tours and trails

Free guided walks


As a precautionary measure, free guided walks and all other volunteer-related activities have been suspended until further notice.

The safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our highest priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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


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.


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.