Flora Explorer mini-bus tours

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Flora Explorer, a 12-seater electric vehicle, takes visitors on a 45 minute guided journey to discover the Gardens’ highlights.

Come on a postcard tour discovering Australia’s landscapes and ecosystems: the Eastern and Western Mallee regions, the Red Centre Garden (which since its establishment in 2013 has certainly demonstrated its 'boom or bust' nature depending on the weather), the Sydney Region Garden, the Eucalypt Lawn, the Rock Garden and the Rainforest Gully. Feel the temperature drop as you glide down the road from the Queensland rainforest to the Tasmanian rainforest at the bottom of the hill.

People of all ages – young and old – can easily experience more remote areas of the Gardens which they may never have seen before. Suitable for the whole family and visitors with limited mobility. Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to assist visitors onto the bus, but a step is provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The original Flora Explorer vehicle was funded by the Friends in 2012.

Take a tour? 

Tours leave from outside the Visitor Centre at 11:30 am on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. During the School Holidays additional tours are sometimes available - check with the Visitor Centre on (02) 6250 9588.

Tickets can be purchased from the Botanical Bookshop (in the Visitor Centre, phone (02) 6257 3302). Tours cost $8 for adults and $5 for children and concessions. Children under 3 travel free. Due to Covid-19 there is currently a limit of 8 passengers.

Booked tours are also available. Contact the Botanical Bookshop for more information.

Flora Explorer tour route

Touring in Flora Explorer March 2019 (Photo: Barbara Podger)
Touring in Flora Explorer March 2019 (Photo: Barbara Podger)