Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Have you ever walked across Australia in an hour?

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Australia’s ecosystems, from subtropical rainforests to the dramatic desert scenery of the Red Centre Garden.

This fascinating stroll through our country’s landscapes explores how the Australian environment has shaped our unique plants.


Suitable for

  • Tick icon Preschool to Year 2
  • Tick icon Years 3–6
  • Tick icon Years 7–10
  • Tick icon Years 11–12


1 hour


$7.25 per student

Maximum number of students


Curriculum links


  • ACSSU002: Living things have basic needs, including food and water
  • ACSHE013: Science involves exploring and observing the world using the senses
  • ACSIS011: Explore and make observations by using the senses.

Year 1

  • ACSSU017: Living things have a variety of external features
  • ACSSU211: Living things live in different places where their needs are met.

Year 2

  • ACSSU030: Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
  • ACSHE035: People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things.

Year 3

  • ACSSU044: Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things.

Year 4

  • ACSSU072: Living things have life cycles.

Year 5

  • ACSSU043: Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment.

Year 6

  • ACSSU094: The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment.

Year 7

  • ACSSU111: Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms.

Year 9

  • ACSSU176: Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems.

Year 10

  • ACSSU185: The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence.

Year 11/12

  • ACSBL019: Ecosystems are diverse, composed of varied habitats and can be described in terms of their component species, species interactions and the abiotic factors that make up the environment
  • ACSBL020: Relationships and interactions between species in ecosystems include predation, competition, symbiosis and disease.