Day Trip Tip: Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
Looking for a day trip inspiration to get out of the city’s heat this summer?
From Sydney, the drive to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is just two hours.
At 1,000 metres above sea level, the spectacular Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is a cool-climate garden. You’ll see the famous dinosaur tree, the nickname for the Wollemi pine. Guided tours are available, including an Aboriginal heritage tour.
With vistas to Sydney, the garden is home to a world-class collection of plant species including rare Wollemi pines. The tree was discovered in 1994, deep in a gorge in the Wollemi National Park, part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Botanists Way Discovery Centre
Discover more about the Wollemi pine as well as early botanists in the region and the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Darug people, in the Botanists Way Discovery Centre in the garden. Head downstairs in the Visitor Centre to explore the fascinating history of the northern Blue Mountains: tales of daring and discovery, botany, canyons and of the traditional custodians, the Darug. The Botanists Way Discovery Centre tells the stories of early botanists who explored the northern Blue Mountains seeking rare plants and trying to find a crossing to the west.
Different tours are available in the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. The Aboriginal heritage tour is led by an expert Aboriginal guide. On the tour you’ll learn how plants are used for medicines, tools and weapons. A bush tucker luncheon is also available at the end of the tour if pre-ordered. All tours require reservations. See the Visitor Centre for more information about the Garden including maps.
Anytime is the best time to visit the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. The cool-climate garden covers 28 hectares and you’ll find plants from around the world, especially the southern hemisphere. See what’s currently in bloom.
Bells Line of Road,
Mount Tomah, NSW 2758
daily 9.30am to 5.30pm
For more information visit the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah website