Writing just for the fun of it! from Perth, Western Australia
Published July 20th 2011
Wanneroo Botannical Gardens is a sure winner for the entire family. Located on Drovers Place, easily accessed off Joondalup Drive, the gardens have ample parking, and are close to numerous bus stops. Popular for weddings and other functions, this long established business is always busy.
Established in 1966 by a Dutch couple who transformed the sand dunes north of Perth into their dream garden, the gardens cover two hectares. With cool waterfalls and calm ponds filled with fish and lillypads, the gardens seem to block out the rush and roar of the surrounding suburbs. The lush tropical fauna provide a cool retreat in summer.
However, if you're not the type to wander green tracks and marvel at nature, then the mini golf is your entertainment. Combining two courses, mini golf and the more difficult billiard golf, Wanneroo Botannical claims to be Australia's largest mini golf course.
Children are catered for, with a giant jumping pillow and playground.
For those who enjoy a light lunch and a coffee then the famous Leap Frog Cafe caters to your tastes. Although a bit pricey, the atmosphere of the gardens and the exquisite cuisine more than makes it worth your money. On various days they offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, and on specific nights you can enjoy a delightful wood fired pizza. The cafe is also fully licensed.
The entry price for the tractor tyre maze is $23.50 for adults and $14.50 for children and $67.00 for a family pass. Wanneroo Botanic Golf is $17.00 for adults and $12.50 for children.