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.

Retreat into the cool, shady Rainforest Gully, one of the Gardens’ most popular attractions.

Wandering the upper and lower boardwalks, you’ll admire lush plants from the diverse rainforests of Australia’s east coast all the way from Tasmania to Queensland.

Interpretive signs give more details about our remarkable rainforests, and daily mistings enhance the ambience and refreshing temperatures.

The Rainforest Gully is Canberra’s coolest place to relax and escape the heat in summer.