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Visitor information

Visitor information

Hours

Opening timesClosing times
  • 8:30am every day

Monday - Friday

December - January: 7pm
February - March: 6pm
April - May: 5pm
June - August: 4pm
September: 5pm
October - November: 6pm

Weekends and public holidays

October - March: 7pm
April - May: 5pm
June - August: 4pm
September: 5pm

Admission

Free

Location and Map

Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood SA 5051, Australia

Download the Wittunga Botanic Garden map.

Entrance: Shepherds Hill Road or Sherbourne Road.

Getting there

Bus & Train: Check Adelaide Metro for bus services to Blackwood and train services to Coromandel Station.

Walk: 5-10 minute walk from Blackwood.

Parking

Free parking is available in the car park off Shepherds Hill Road.

Accessibility

There are wheelchair and pram-friendly paths in the garden, picnic tables and rotundas, as well as disabled toilet facilities.

Garden entrances from the car park are wheelchair accessible for visitors who arrive in a vehicle.

For wheelchair access from the street, the Sherbourne Road entrance on the eastern boundary is accessible for wheelchairs. It has flat surfaces and bitumen paths.

There is also access from the footpath off Shepherd's Hill Road that leads to the new nature playspace, however visitors are advised there is a air-lock child safety gate; some people may require assistance to unlatch this gate. This pathway is compacted gravel and has a gentle gradient.

The nature playspace has a wheelchair accessible in-ground trampoline.

Playspace

Enjoy a new nature playspace suitable for 2-12 year olds. Featuring equipment inspired by nature, children will delight in the climbing frames, swings, a giant bench, wodli (cubby), a dry, sandy billabong and more.

Regulations

Botanic gardens are different from public parks in that they're living museums, filled with valuable living collections. For this reason some activities - such as allowing dogs to roam the Garden - have the potential to damage or destroy valuable plants.

Botanic Gardens are also internationally-regarded as places for visitors to seek peace beauty and tranquillity, so activities that impede this (such as the use of drones) are also discouraged.

  • You must not bring dogs or other pets into the Garden
  • You must not fly drones in or above the Garden (under CASA guidelines. Learn more at our Filming and Photography page)
  • You must not ride bikes / bicycles, scooters, skateboards or rollerblades
  • You must not bring alcohol into the Garden
  • You must not use BBQs and portable gas cookers into the Garden
  • You must not smoke in the Garden
  • You must not drive vehicles into the Garden
  • You must not damage or remove plants
  • You must not enter garden beds
  • You must not play ball or throwing games.

Wildlife

The Botanic Gardens of South Australia are home to a huge variety of bird and animal life that are attracted to the Gardens’ flora. We do, however, ask that you do not feed the wildlife. Find out more about animal welfare and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia.

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