Free guided walks




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

Whilst our outdoor spaces at Adelaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens currently remain open and we encourage your visitation, the Friends Guided Walks have been suspended until further notice.

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


Specially-trained and passionate volunteer Garden Guides – from the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide – conduct FREE guided walks for the public at Adelaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens, and Botanic Park.

Each guided walk lasts about an hour-and-a-half and no booking is required (unless in a group of five or more).

* Please note all guided walks are cancelled on days forecast to reach 36 degrees or more. Walks are not held on Christmas Day and Good Friday.*

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Guided walks at Adelaide Botanic Garden leave from outside the Visitor Information Centre at the Schomburgk Pavilion at 10.30am daily - ON HOLD

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden walks depart every Thursday from the Lower Car Park (entry via Lampert Road) at 10:30am - ON HOLD

Wittunga Botanic Garden

Wittunga Botanic Garden's guided walks leave from the car park on Shepherds Hill Road at 10:30am every Tuesday - ON HOLD

Botanic Park

Walks leave from North Lodge, Plane Tree Drive, every Monday at 2pm - ON HOLD

Booked walks

Groups of five or more can book walks in any of the three Gardens, and you may be interested in a special-interest walk on a topic such as Gondwana or Aboriginal plant use. A small charge may apply. Guides can also be booked for bus tours of the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden (available on weekdays).

To book a walk call the booking officer on 8226 8803 - ON HOLD

Self-guided trails

Hit the trail by yourself! The Friends of the Botanic Gardens' Garden Guides prepare monthly or seasonal guided trails for each of the three gardens. Check out the Friends' website for the latest trail notes to download.