Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne - Go Beyond Melbourne


Key Features: Nature, Botanic Gardens, Explorer Tours

Corner Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne, VIC, 3977

+61 3 5990 2200

Opening Hours

Daily: 9am-5pm (except closed Christmas Day)

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

Mornington Penisula

Explore the diversity and wonder of Australian landscapes at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. The 15-hectare native Australian Garden with its striking red sand and picturesque wildflowers is perfect for curious kids and inquisitive adults. The garden also features a rockpool, waterholes, an arid garden and lifestyle gardens.  There’s a place in these gardens for everybody, with space for children to explore, families to picnic, or individuals to relax and recharge in a tranquil setting.

Book a tour on the open-air Explorer Bus around the Australian Garden and hear stories of the landscape. Then visit the Boon Wurrung Café for something sweet or savoury with views over the Garden.

The Australian Garden is surrounded by remnant bushland and wetlands, brimming with native plants, mammals and amphibians. Take a stroll or a bike ride along the boardwalks and pathways while being immersed in nature.


  • Designed Australian Garden
  • Extensive walking paths throughout bushland
  • Open-air Explorer Bus, walking tours and regular programs
  • Boon Wurrung Café
  • Gardens Gift Shop


  • Gardens: No maximum capacity
  • Tours: Explorer 22 passengers


  • Bus parking is available
  • Exclusive bookings for Open-air Explorer Bus and walking tours
  • Group catering can be arranged with Boon Wurrung Café
  • Function space available