Part of Norfolk Island National Park, these botanical gardens evoke a strong sense of place. Most plants in this 5.5-hectare plot are native to Norfolk Island, and many of them are endemic, meaning they grow here and only here.
Take a stroll along the boardwalk trail, which slopes down a gully past cloud-scraping pines, giant tree ferns and subtropical rainforest. If you’re lucky, you might spot a green parrot flitting about; just look for its near-neon plumage and red crown. Found only on our island, these parrots were once on the brink of extinction. A dedicated conservation program has seen numbers increase though they’re still a rare and precious sight.
During your visit, be sure to stop at the on-site Discovery Centre to complete your 360° experience of nature on Norfolk Island.