Where are we?
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are on the Queens Domain, about two kilometres (1.2 miles) from the centre of Hobart.
The Gardens are a pleasant walk of about 25 minutes in a northerly direction from the city. There are pedestrian crossings at the city end of the Tasman Highway, and a highway underpass at the Cenotaph. Use the link “Getting there…” above for more details on the Hobart walk. If you walk or bike just remember that at certain times of the year Hobart can get cooler breezes, which on hot summer days can be wonderful, but at other times make sure you wear clothing layers so that you can easily adjust to your desired temperature.
Cycling tracks run from city, along both sides of the Tasman Highway towards the Tasman Bridge. A highway underpass at the Cenotaph provides access towards our main gates, while a cycling track along the Derwent River foreshore passes an entrance gate off the lower car parking area. Take care when crossing the Lower Domain Highway.
Parking is available at both entrances to the Gardens, at Lower Domain Road for the main entrance and the Domain Highway for the lower entrance.
While regular bus services do not operate to the Gardens, various private bus and tour services include the Gardens on their tour around Hobart. Space is provided at our main entrance for private coaches and buses to load and unload. Red Decker buses have services to the Gardens, see: http://www.reddecker.com.au/city-stops.html. Other services include MetroTas bus service details.
Contact the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre on 03 6230 8233 or visit the Centre on the corner of Davey & Elizabeth Streets, Hobart. Note: The Centre can provide current information about private bus services to the Gardens, as well as bicycle hire.