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Discover Cranbourne Gardens

This summer, experience Australia’s diverse and stunning landscapes along with its unique flora and fauna all in one place at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. Cranbourne Gardens comprises two areas: Australian Gardens – a collection of unique gardens where native plant life and stunning landscape design intersect – and the almost untouched Bushland reserve. With a range of spaces and experiences, Cranbourne Gardens is the perfect place to find inspiration, connect with nature or simply enjoy a day out with the family.

Getting here

Cranbourne Free Daily Shuttle

Getting to Cranbourne Gardens will be easier than ever with the new free daily shuttle bus service. The service will run between Cranbourne Train Station and the Gardens, seamlessly connecting Melbourne’s public transport network to the diverse native plants and landscapes of the site’s award-winning Australian Gardens and Bushland.

The service runs three times a day, seven days a week and offers wheelchair accessibility and a baby seat. Bookings are essential and you must book each way.




Find out about opening hours, parking and more.

Things to do

When it comes to outdoor activities, Cranbourne Gardens offers a plethora of experiences. Whether you are looking for a unique location for your next family picnic or barbecue, a new cycling or walking trail, a place to spot wildlife with the kids or native garden inspiration for your own home, your visit is sure to delight.

If you want to delve deeper into the world of native plants, hop aboard The Explorer: an open-air bus that will take you on a guided tour of the iconic Australian landscapes. Alternatively, embark on the Great Southern Land Walk and appreciate the uniqueness of Australian flora and fauna and how they adapt to our climate. If you prefer to take things at your own pace, a range of self-guided walks are also available.

Amenities like the gift shop and Oliver’s Vintage Coffee Van will complete your visit.


Find out more about what’s on at Cranbourne Gardens