Inala Jurassic Garden

Jurassic / Gondwanan Garden - Inala Nature Tours - Brad Moriarty / Pademelon Creative
Jurassic / Gondwanan Garden - Inala Nature Tours - Brad Moriarty / Pademelon Creative
Location: 
320 Cloudy Bay Road
Bruny Island TAS
Australia

Designed across five acres of gently undulating land and accessed by a winding, wheelchair friendly, path Inala’s Jurassic Garden gives visitors an insight into the heady times when Australia was part of the supercontinent Gondwana.

Despite splitting apart 185 million years ago, much of the flora of Gondwana survives today. The Jurassic Garden shows how some species deviated as the continents drifted apart and how some species have remained relatively unchanged for literally millions of years.

Over four hundred species, thoughtfully planted in family groups, make it easy to compare and contrast how these living remnants have survived across a diverse array of environmental conditions.

There are strong connections between the Nature Museum and Jurassic Garden, with many of the ancient fossils on display also featuring as living versions just outside in the Garden.

You can choose to self guide ( Only 9am to 5pm ( 7 days a week ) Adults $10 , Child $5 ) or if you prefer join a garden tour.

One hour guided Botanical Tour of Inala’s Jurassic Garden

Join a one hour walking tour of the beautiful 5 acre garden at Inala on South Bruny Island. 
This private garden is overflowing with a diverse array of almost 600 Gondwanan species which are grouped into their botanical families to demonstrate the similarities between the now widely-separated southern landmasses of Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, South America and South Africa. Your knowledgeable guide will walk with you through time and illuminate the fascinating history of our botanical past. You will discover how dinosaurs and extinct giant birds changed the structure of plants and why Tasmania has so many ancient Gondwanan species. Every plant is labelled and has a story to tell and to discover even a few will enhance your joy and appreciation of the natural world around you.

After the tour, you can continue to explore the garden for as long as you wish (additional interpretation signs are located around the garden) and also investigate the Inala Nature Museum where shells, gemstones and fossils continue the story of the Gondwanan timeline from the ancient past to the living present.

Tours Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

10-11am and 11-12am

$40 per person – bookings required

Group Bookings -  $20 per person (20 Pax or more)

Please contact us for other times or larger groups

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