North Coast Regional Botanic Garden

North Coast Regional Botanic Garden

North Coast Regional Botanic Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A green oasis at the heart of Coffs Harbour. The Botanic Garden offers self guided walks in natural forests and planted gardens, picnic areas, glasshouse, lakes and lots to discover.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Troy W
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply the best
    Another hidden gem right in the middle of town, ideal spot for a 1 hour walk or simply grab a bite to eat and relax listening to the fountains. Some people think these gardens are better than the botanical gardens in Sydney and I tend to agree with so much diversity. A must is comfortable shoes and a hat as it’s a 800 meter walk down to the new glass house and in my option the best part of the gardens. If you have the time please read about how the gardens were founded by a dedicated group locals, which a fascinating story in its self.
    This dedicated group of local volunteers thanks you for your kind review to this hidden gem of a tranquil green heart at the centre of Coffs.
    Written 6 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 9 July 2023
  • KylieIsTravelling
    Perth, Australia4,106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do the buggy tour
    Fantastic visit to the gardens today. Highly recommend the taking the 45 minute guided tour on the buggy ($5) for commentary and information on the gardens and its history. Well worth a visit. They also have plants for sake to support the gardens.
    Really glad you enjoyed the electric buggy tour - the volunteer guides work hard to offer an easy way to see the whole garden and learn about the nature of the Coffs Coast.
    Written 6 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 August 2023
  • nomads59
    Sunshine Coast, Australia224 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A little floral oasis
    Lovely friendly volunteers a nice walking trail or varied gardens extremely well kept by volunteers. The e buggy tour for $5 is well worth it to see everything before then walking to favoured spots. No cafe which is a shame but nice to spend a hour or two here. But Take mozzie spray they’re everywhere! The hot house is nice and Japanese garden, roses were past their best unfortunately in early May but still few nice blooms
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 May 2024
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nomads59
Sunshine Coast, Australia224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Lovely friendly volunteers a nice walking trail or varied gardens extremely well kept by volunteers. The e buggy tour for $5 is well worth it to see everything before then walking to favoured spots. No cafe which is a shame but nice to spend a hour or two here. But Take mozzie spray they’re everywhere!
The hot house is nice and Japanese garden, roses were past their best unfortunately in early May but still few nice blooms
Written 5 May 2024
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Grifology70
Melbourne, Australia388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
What an amazing garden for a small regional city. The variety is large and the layout is really interesting. Definitely make sure you walk all areas as each is unique. Definitely a must visit.
Written 4 January 2024
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand4 194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Well-organised and attractive small-town botanic gardens. Defintiely worth a visit when in Coffs Harbour if you're a garden or nature fan. We were lucky enough to spot a kookabura. Disappointing that the cafe was closed.
Written 9 November 2023
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Kath S
Saltaire, UK135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Visiting Coffs Harbour from England and enjoy gardens so this was a great place to go! Lots of discernent gardens with examples of many worldwide plants , the lakes and ponds were interesting coupled with examples of forest / jungle walks!
Written 15 August 2023
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There are so many places to explore in the garden.....thanks for visiting!.
Written 7 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KylieIsTravelling
Perth, Australia4 106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Fantastic visit to the gardens today. Highly recommend the taking the 45 minute guided tour on the buggy ($5) for commentary and information on the gardens and its history.

Well worth a visit. They also have plants for sake to support the gardens.
Written 6 August 2023
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Really glad you enjoyed the electric buggy tour - the volunteer guides work hard to offer an easy way to see the whole garden and learn about the nature of the Coffs Coast.
Written 7 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Troy W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Another hidden gem right in the middle of town, ideal spot for a 1 hour walk or simply grab a bite to eat and relax listening to the fountains.
Some people think these gardens are better than the botanical gardens in Sydney and I tend to agree with so much diversity.
A must is comfortable shoes and a hat as it’s a 800 meter walk down to the new glass house and in my option the best part of the gardens. If you have the time please read about how the gardens were founded by a dedicated group locals, which a fascinating story in its self.
Written 9 July 2023
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This dedicated group of local volunteers thanks you for your kind review to this hidden gem of a tranquil green heart at the centre of Coffs.
Written 7 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kathryn W
Sydney, Australia451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
A very large, accessible botanic garden, which is free to enter (but leave a donation). The map is easy to understand, and there are lots of interesting local and exotic plants to enjoy.
Written 8 June 2023
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Nice to know the garden map was easy to understand (we worked hard on that) and you found the garden interestng and accessible.
Written 7 October 2023
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Cheryl C
Coffs Harbour, Australia340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
One of my favourite places in Coffs. Fantastic for bird watching and photography with a huge variety of birds, A lovely tranquil place for a stroll or a picnic. Huge diversity of plant species. A great place to spend a few hours or the whole day.
Written 2 May 2023
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The birdlife is one of the real jewels for our garden. Thanks for visiting.
Written 7 October 2023
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yazitravels
Bordeaux, France538 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We went on a rainy day, didn't expect it to be so big. Got a little lost but we enjoyed all the variety of plants and the Japanese garden. A wedding photo shoot was being held, a pity it was raining as the gardens are just gorgeous. A lot of parking spaces and even for trailers.
Written 26 March 2023
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Cheryl C
Coffs Harbour, Australia340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I am a bird watcher, so I not only enjoy the tranquility of this lovely space, but you can also spot many bird species. They even have a bird leaflet available on their website with 100 or so birds described and when they are likely to be there. I highly recommend it for bird watching, walking or just relaxing, a great place, and it is FREE!
Written 30 January 2023
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