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Australian National Botanic Gardens

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by Felicity Banks (subscribe)
I'm a writer of interactive and normal novels including steampunk fantasy app books set mainly in Australia. Banks
Published November 30th 2012
Wander as little or as long as you like
The Australian National Botanic Gardens have exotic plants (including one tree that is so endangered it has a cage) and a variety of display areas. The determined tourist can walk all the way up Black Mountain to the tower. Or you can be like me, and treat the garden as your own personal park.

My friends and I didn't go far at all, just across Rainforest Gully and down a wooden path to a water feature where we ate our lunch and talked, then wandered back to the car via another winding wooden path. I have many childhood memories of a prehistoric forest brimming with wild animals, and will definitely take my children often.

Rainforest Gully is my favourite part of the Botanic Gardens. Rainforests in general are magical living organisms that should always be dark, wet and mysterious. We crossed the bridge over the gully just as the misters were on, which was magical for me.

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Why? It's where the wild plants are
When: When it's nice outside
Phone: (02) 6250 9540
Where: Clunies Ross St, Acton
Cost: Parking only
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