Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

Attractions Cranbourne


The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is one of Victoria’s most precious areas of native bushland and offers nature-lovers the chance to explore 363 hectares of untouched heathlands, wetlands and woodlands.

Unearth the Australian Garden with its treasure trove of native Australian Flora, Dramatic sculptures, Exhibition gardens and the Rockpool Waterway, which will delight and educate the youngest imaginations.

A walk through the expansive natural bushland will give visitors an appreciation of many challenging and diverse Australian landscapes and you may even catch a glimpse of the thriving bird and animal life that have made the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne their home.

Ascend the Trig Point Lookout which offers a breathtaking 360-degree viewpoint across south-eastern Victoria and as far away as Mount Macedon.

Each season brings dramatic changes to the landscape and wildlife of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne and is a must-see for all ages, whatever the weather.


To help protect the Australian Garden for generations to come, please remember to:
Bring a bag to take your rubbish home with you, always keep to the tracks for the best views of the garden, enjoy watching our birds and animals in their natural environment but please don’t feed them, give your pets a break by leaving them at home and leave the plants untouched for everyone to enjoy.

Entry to the Australian Garden is FREE for all visitors.

Hours: 9am-5pm, daily. Closed on Christmas Day.

Map & Directions

Corner Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive Cranbourne Victoria 3977


The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne are located at the corner of Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive in Cranbourne, a 50 minute drive from Melbourne.

Drive from Melbourne along the Monash Freeway (M1) to the South Gippsland Highway (M420). Signs to the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne will direct you to Ballarto Road.
Melways Ref: 133 K10