Visitor information


 

 

COVID-19 update 

Wittunga Botanic Garden is currently open. 

We believe that coming to a botanic garden and connecting with nature can have a calming effect in times of difficulty, and we hope the gardens will provide some respite for visitors in these uncertain times.

Whilst our facilities remain open, please consider other garden visitors and staff throughout the garden. If queuing for the toilets, please keep at least a 1.5 metre distance from other visitors and queue outside the building while you wait for your turn.

All visitors must adhere to the Government's requirements and attend either alone or with only one other person, keep at least a 1.5 metre distance from all visitors and staff, and practice safe hygiene.

Please note that the toilets close to the railway line are temporarily closed. Alternative toilets are available near the main entrance off Shepherds Hill Road.

For more information on how the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium are responding to COVID-19, please visit our latest news page.

 

Hours

Opening times Closing times
  • Monday - Friday 8:30am
  • Weekends and public holidays 10:00am
  • Monday - Friday 4pm
  • Weekends and public holidays 5pm
  • Weekends during daylight savings 6pm

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.

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.