Holidays in Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens featuring a bridge, a pond and a park

See rare and ancient plants, edible landscapes and exotic specimens at one of Australia's oldest public gardens.

If you’re driving into Hobart, you can’t miss the lush landscape of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, located at the junction of the Tasman and Domain Highways. Step inside the 14-hectare (34.6-acre) gardens and explore the world’s only Subantarctic Plant House, as well as an extensive collection of Tasmanian plants, and everything from a Japanese garden to a vegie patch.

Hobart is a hub for Antarctic explorations and scientific investigations, and this has allowed the gardens to collect an incredible array of plants from subantarctic Macquarie Island. Kept in climate-controlled areas, the collection includes the strange King’s lomatia, which reproduces by cloning itself, and is only known to have one colony in the world.

Wander across the red lacquered bridges and past the cascading water in the Japanese gardens. Sit by the Lily Pond, created in 1840, or pick your way through the vegie patch run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Gardening Australia program. Sample some of the garden’s specimens and produce at the restaurant.

The Cactus House is a great place to compare the different types of succulent plants that grow in different regions of the world, while the Greater Hobart and Tasmania East Coast collections give visitors a chance to identify plants they’ve seen locally. Stunning colour is on show in the flowering displays at the Conservatory and the Fuchsia House.

For those interested in sustainability, the Rain Garden demonstrates a simple way to purify run-off water, before it reaches waterways. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens also carries out important conservation work, which includes saving seeds and propagating plants that were once plentiful in Tasmania but in recent times have become rarer.

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are located two kilometres (1.2 miles) from central Hobart and there is free on-site parking. The gardens are open 365 days a year. Tours can be pre-arranged with a minimum of five people.

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Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1 Macquarie St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$159 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
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Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
4.5 out of 5
1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$179 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Located in Hobart Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Franklin Wharf and Constitution Dock. Maritime ...
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Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
110 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS
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The price is AU$160 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Located in Hobart Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Constitution Dock, Salamanca Market and Salamanca Place. University ...
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Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2021

Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
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Hobart Tower Motel
Hobart Tower Motel
3 out of 5
300 Park Street, New Town, TAS
The price is AU$81 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
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4.5 out of 5
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Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
110 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$160 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
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Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1 Macquarie St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$159 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
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Mövenpick Hotel Hobart
4.5 out of 5
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Quest Trinity House
3.5 out of 5
149 Brooker Avenue, Cnr Brooker Avenue & Davenport St, Glebe, TAS
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