We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wollongong Botanic Garden

Open Now: 07:00 - 18:00
Open today: 07:00 - 18:00
Review Highlights
Wollongong Botanic Gardens. Nice spot. Lovely big play area for the kids also.

Used to take my grandson every week. He’d play in the children’s playground followed by a wander... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wollongong, Australia
Extensive and Diverse

I walked this garden for over an hour while my wife was in conference at the university. It's just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pinellas Park, Florida, USA
Read all 243 reviews
All photos (176)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good24%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rose garden”(26 reviews)
“duck pond”(17 reviews)
Open Now
Hours Today: 07:00 - 18:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Murphys Ave | Keiraville, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4227 7667
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Wollongong
from US$136,24
More Info
from US$199,63
More Info
from US$192,34
More Info
from US$199,63
More Info
Reviews (243)
Filter reviews
235 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews rose garden duck pond children's playground feed the ducks coffee van japanese bridge peas succulent garden beautiful flowers rainforest section sand pit hot house plants and trees book exchange rainforest walk street parking delightful place
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 235 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to take my grandson every week. He’d play in the children’s playground followed by a wander around the gardens and then fed the ducks. Great spot to spend a few hours.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank leejimdewit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked this garden for over an hour while my wife was in conference at the university. It's just a walk across the road from the U entrance, and I was amazed at the number of different ecosystems maintained in the garden. This was a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jandc5744
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit. There is a huge playground for kids. Rain forest and very beautiful flowers. The little cottages pop up. It’s just a delightful place. Be here quite a few times.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharon j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little botanic garden. Standout elements were the cute duck pond, the rainforest garden and the herb garden (where you can pick your own herbs). When we went, there was a Sunset Cinema happening in the evening. However, we were not able to check this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vishalaustralia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely walk with the kids. Take a picnic . Went during heat of day but still nice and cool under the trees.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank goose1234
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Gardens are lovely, great leisurely stroll as well and lots to look at, would highly recommend Botanic gardens. Great for wedding photos too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LovesLifegal
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

The Wollongong Botanic Gardens is a beautiful place to visit. It has numerous types of gardens ie rose garden, desert plants, rainforest area and more. The walk around the garden is very pleasant. One hill but otherwise quite flat and suitable for most levels. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ahmsjs
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The Wollongong Botanic Gardens is a delightful setting for family picnics, weddings, birthday parties or just to go for a walk. I have attended many different events there and it is a perfect setting for them all. The children's playground is very popular and wonderfully...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lissydaz54
Reviewed 29 November 2018

nature is amazing, there is a park for kids to play in and there is a path that takes you around the gardens, perfect for picnics and afternoon catchups

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank adamadjt1008
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Was a pleasant morning spent around these Botanic Gardens. The rose garden was magical and the roses were beautifully scented. The succulent garden was in its glory. Lots of walking tracks, bridge and water running through. We were lucky to have good weather and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mez103
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 14 nearby hotels
Flinders Motel
71 reviews
2.02 km away
Mantra Wollongong
334 reviews
2.23 km away
Beach Park Motel
63 reviews
2.46 km away
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
2 420 reviews
2.59 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 516 nearby restaurants
The White Rabbit
38 reviews
.44 km away
Swell Coffee
19 reviews
.80 km away
Zanders Bakehouse
14 reviews
.45 km away
Out for Lunch
5 reviews
.74 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 101 nearby attractions
Nomad Brewing Co
7 reviews
2.31 km away
Early Start Discovery Space
57 reviews
.64 km away
North Wollongong Beach
15 reviews
2.73 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
7 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Danielle B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other posfs, not much shelter. Take an umbrella or reconsider if raining. If you are just going for a walk though, I would still visit as it is lovely.
Melanie F
27 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from aldavril | Reviewed this property |
It’s in the pipeline soon - at present time there is a coffee van at the entrance which sells snacks.
Rajeeth T
15 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from 567paull567 | Reviewed this property |