“We wanted to make the Gardens more accessible, and this new service will encourage more people to experience these stunning Australian landscapes and the benefits of spending more time in nature,” said Rufino Ramos, Head of Visitor Experience, Access & Tourism.
Winner of Best Major Tourist Attraction at the 2019 Victorian Tourism Awards, Cranbourne Gardens is a 363-hectare haven of native Australian wildlife and plants, with walking tracks, picnic areas, guided tours, children’s and family activities and a café overlooking its spectacular, outback inspired, Australian Garden.
“Cranbourne Gardens is a great place to come together in a beautiful and safe outdoor environment, surrounded by Australian plants and wildlife,” says Chris Russell, Executive Director Cranbourne Gardens.
Cranbourne Gardens is home to approximately 170,000 Australian plants from over 1,700 plant varieties. The gardens offer a range of free and low priced activities for all ages including plant sales, the popular NAIDOC event, guide led walks, children’s nature play activities and artist-led workshops.
The 9-seater bus will run three times per day, seven days per week, with pick-up at Cranbourne Station’s Train Replacement Bus Stop and drop-off near the Gardens’ Visitor Centre.
Price: Free. Bookings essential, call 03 5990 2200.
Pick-up location: Cranbourne Train Station’s Train Replacement Bus Stop, first shelter opposite train platform, second bay.
Drop-off location: Visitor Centre, Cranbourne Gardens
Cranbourne Station to Gardens: 10:30am, 11:15am and 2:05pm.
Cranbourne Gardens to Station: 10:55am, 1:40pm, 2:30pm
Transit time: Approximately 25 minutes
Days of operation: 7 days per week
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible and baby seat available (bookings essential).