The Explorer – Cranbourne Gardens

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

The Explorer is the most convenient way to navigate Cranbourne’s 15 hectare Australia Garden as part of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. The perfect snapshot experience whether you are visiting the Gardens for a full day excursion or looking to break the journey on route to Phillip Island. Departing from the main visitor centre this informative and engaging experience explores all the major highlights of one of Victoria’s best kept secrets.

Discover the iconic Australian landscape on this 25-minute, open-air bus tour led by one of our expert guides.  From the Red Sand Garden, journey along the east coast of Australia around the river bend before winding back through the Peppermint Garden, taking in the wonders and beauty of the native bush.

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Visit: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Corner Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive Cranbourne Gardens, Cranbourne, City of Casey, Victoria 3977 Australia

With multiple daily departures your experience commences from the visitor center where you will receive a warm welcome from your friendly tour guide. Limited to just 25 passengers this purpose built Eco friendly tour bus will take you on an intimate journey through 15 hectares of contemporary landscaped space that showcases the beauty and diversity of Australian flora.

The experience lasting 25 minutes provides a wealth of interesting and engaging content including landscape stories, gardens history, cultural significance and nature interpretation. Highlights of the tour include: 
• Red Sand Garden
• Howson Hill
• Ian Potter Lake
• Arid Garden
• Dry River Bed

Included within your ticket is the flexibility to hop off at various stops within the Australia Garden. If you fancy a stroll at any one of the highlights we welcome the freedom to continue your experience with one of our later departures by jumping back on board later in the day. (This option is subject to availability on the day).

Be sure to bring you camera as this incredible experience showcases the unique power of natural beauty in a modern contemporary setting.


Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

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