Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is open and welcomes visitors from 8.30 am to 5 pm every day of the year (except 25 December).

Visitors will need to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures that remain in place across the ACT. Read more.

Explore Australia’s iconic and dominant tree species on this fascinating one-hour self-guided walk.

You’ll learn how to distinguish the three kinds of eucalypt and find out about the variety of leaves, fruits, bark and more.

Eucalypts are a defining feature of much of the Australian landscape and an essential part of Australian culture. They dominate the trees of Australia and provide habitat and food for many native animals.

Of the more than 850 eucalypt species known, almost all are native only to Australia. Some species have a wide geographic distribution; others are extremely restricted in their natural habitat and need conservation.

Download the Eucalypt Discovery Walk brochure (PDF) or pick up a copy from the Visitor Centre.

Site accessibility

  • Cross icon Not wheelchair accessible

Type of walk

Loop track

Walk grade

Easy to moderate

Walk distance

1.8 km

Time required

1 hour