Olive Pink Botanic Garden

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Olive Pink Botanic Garden information

Alice Springs , Australia
Address
Street Tuncks Rd
More information
www.opbg.com.au
Prices
admission by donation
Opening hours
8am-6pm
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Lonely Planet review

A network of meandering trails leads through this lovely arid zone botanic garden, which was founded by the prominent anthropologist Olive Pink. The garden has more than 500 central Australian plant species and grows bush foods and medicinal plants like native lemon grass, quandong and bush passionfruit. There's a gentle climb up Meyers Hill with fine views over Alice and Ntyarlkarle Tyaneme, one of the first sites created by the caterpillar ancestors.

The small visitor centre has various exhibitions during the year and the excellent Bean Tree Cafe (8am to 3pm) is worth a trip to the gardens alone.