Garden Highlights

Immerse yourself in one of Victoria’s most precious areas of native bushland and be inspired by the stunning Australian Garden.

Viewing points

Photographers will love the Australian Garden for its varied landscapes and endless photo opportunities. Walk to the top of Gibson Hill for 360-degree views of the Australian Garden or head to Howson Hill for a unique perspective of the Melaleuca Spits. One of the best viewing platforms in the Bushland is Trig Point Lookout, just 400m walk from the Visitor Centre.

Walking Tracks

Explore the untouched heathlands, wetlands and woodlands at Cranbourne Gardens. There is lots of signage throughout the gardens to point you in the right direction and provide details about the various walks. Alternatively, pick up a map of the bushland walking tracks from the Visitor Centre. Please note: All walking times are calculated at 4km per hour. Times will vary depending on your fitness level. When bushwalking, consider taking water, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and/or waterproof clothing with you.

  • Woodlands Walk  400m one way (10 mins) For all ages and abilities
  • Wildlife Walk 4.4km loop (1¼ hours) Good fitness required 
  • Possum Gully Wildflower Walk 3.5km loop (1 hour) Moderate/good fitness required
  • Wylies Creek Loop 5.4km loop (1½ hours) Good fitness required
  • Manna Walk 1km loop (20 mins) For all ages and abilities
  • Wetlands Walk 2.4km loop (45 mins) Moderate fitness required

Bicycle Track

The 6km Bicycle Track winds its way through the beautiful bushland, grassland and wetland areas of Cranbourne Gardens. Watch out for local wildlife including koalas, wallabies, echidnas and bandicoots.

This is an easy ride over graveled paths, making it perfect for cyclists of all ages and fitness levels. Bike racks are available at the Visitor Centre and Woodland Picnic Area if you want to stop for a coffee, barbecue or stroll through the Australian Garden.

Rockpool Waterway

Kids love getting their feet wet in the Rockpool Waterway on a summer's day! Running along the eastern edge of the Australian Garden, the Rockpool Waterway has a designated wading area - look out for the red and yellow flags.