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Hunter Region Botanic Gardens

Location: 2100 Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae
Phone: 02 4987 1655
Fax: 02 4987 1440

9am til 4pm, 7 days a week (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday)


Point of difference

Hunter Region Botanic Gardens is the only Botanic Garden in the Upper and Lower Hunter and features over 3000 living specimens and extensive walking trails.


Enjoy over 30 hectares of tranquil landscaped gardens, displaying the beauty and diversity of Australian native flora. In a natural bush setting, the gardens feature over 3000 living specimens with 8 kilometres of easy tracks and trails. Theme gardens including exotics, Orchid and Bromeliad Houses, and an amazing Succulent and Cacti garden.

The result of community initiative and run by volunteers, the garden also protects 140 hectares of land in the Tomago sandbeds catchment area, including two wetland habitats.

Plants are cultivated for sale. The Visitors Centre offers educational displays, outdoor eatery, gift shop (including Australiana souvenirs), a resource library, herbarium and administration and information services. Wildflower walks/ trails and an abundance of wildlife.

Toilets, water, and car parking available. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or purchase from the Kookaburra Cafe. We also have a double electric barbecue for public use. Bring your own barbecues are forbidden due to fire restrictions in the gardens.

Spend an hour or two or stay the day, you and your family will have a great time.


Group and coach bookings can be arranged by phoning (02) 4987 1655.


Significant Regional Attraction Award

Special events

Guided tours every Sunday at 11am and 2pm or by booking two weeks in advance. Celebrate A Wattle Acacian an annual event held around Wattle Day. Join us for morning tea amongst the Acacias. Were having wattle tea & wattle coffee. Take an Acacia Garden walk. Get advice on growing Acacias. Take home some wattle seed recipes. Wattle biscuits, wattle plants and wattle seed available for purchase. Morning tea by gold coin donation. Free entry into the Gardens. $4 parking fee.

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Directions and Map

Just 20 mins north of Newcastle on the Pacific Highway
Just south of Raymond Terrace
Catch us on your way north or south