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Visitor information

Visitor information

Hours

We are trialing new opening hours for a year!

The garden is open every day (including public holidays).

From 31 October 2020 - 3 April 2021, it will be open from 8.30am-7pm during daylight savings.

From 4 April 2021 - 30 October 2021, when daylight savings ends, the garden will be open from 8.30am-5pm.

Opening timesClosing times
  • 8:30am every day
  • 7pm every day during daylight savings
  • 5pm every day outside of daylight savings (4 April - 2 October 2021)

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

Wheelchair and pram-friendly paths, picnic tables and rotundas, as well as disabled facilities, are available at Wittunga.

Playspace

Enjoy a new nature playspace suitable for 2-12 year olds from 13 April 2021.

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
  • Fly drones in or above the Garden (under CASA guidelines. Learn more at our Filming and Photography page)
  • Ride bikes / bicycles, scooters, skateboards or rollerblades
  • Drive vehicles into the Garden
  • Damage or remove plants
  • Enter garden beds
  • Bring alcohol into the Garden
  • Play ball or throwing games
  • Bring BBQs into the Garden

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.

Recent posts

Saving Plants on Kangaroo Island – winter 2021 update

03 September 2021

Following the devastating 2020 bushfires on Kangaroo Island, scientists at the SA Seed Conservation Centre have visited the island a number of times to investigate what botanical treasures have regrown, and to collect seeds and plant specimens with a conservation aim.