Botanic Gardens North Mini Circuit

20 min to 45 min
20 min to 45 min

1.5 km
circuit

↑ 33 m
↓ -32 m

Easy track
Starting from the end of the signposted car park in Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACT, this circuit walk gives you a compact tour of the flora and the features of the gardens via concrete/metal footpaths. The Display Glasshouse contains hundreds of plant species from tropical and subtropical Australia. There is a large selection of epiphytic plants, including Elkhorn and Staghorn Ferns along with Fox Tail and Screw Palms. The Rock Garden on the other hand is quite charming with its little waterfall and spacious resting areas. Also, the special soil beneath your feet makes it easier for plants from all kinds of biomes to prosper. Keep in mind that the botanic gardens close at 5PM so make sure you get your vehicle out before that. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-35.2782973,149.1094702)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Parkes Way
  • Turn on to Clunies Ross Street Offramp then drive for 260 m
  • Turn slight right onto Clunies Ross Street Offramp and drive for another 10 m
  • Turn right onto Clunies Ross Street and drive for another 510 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 115 m
  • Turn slight right and drive for another 90 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 85 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 1 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of the signposted car park in Australian National Botanic Gardens, follow the concrete footpath towards the metal bridge with railings. As you come to the end of the bridge, keep right and join the footpath, moving directly away from the theatrette. Follow the concrete footpath as you pass by the Pollen Cafe to your left to continue along Botanic Gardens North Mini Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 15 m veer right.
There is a toilet (about 105 m back from the start).
After another 140 m continue straight.
After another 35 m pass the "Pollen Cafe" (15 m on your left).
Then pass the toilet (6 m on your left).
After another 60 m turn left.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 25 m veer right.
After another 105 m continue straight, to head along Paperbark Lawn.
After another 115 m turn left.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 115 m turn left.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 175 m turn left.
After another 45 m pass the toilet (30 m on your right).
Turn right.
After another 125 m pass the picnic table (40 m on your right).
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 55 m pass the toilet (5 m on your right).
After another 15 m turn right.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 40 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Botanic Gardens North Mini Circuit


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.5 km
Time 20 min to 45 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 4 on route, on average they are 315 m apart with the largest gap of 840 m.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-86 m[toilet]
Toilet
70 m[toilet]
Toilet
910 m[toilet]
Toilet
1.3 km[toilet]
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