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 over 650 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.
Every Wednesday and Thursday
10-11 am and 11- 12am
$55 per person (price for 2 people or more ) - $75 single person – bookings required
Group Bookings - 20 Pax or more - Please contact us for a price list
Please contact us for other times or if you would like to bring a larger group to visit. We have frequent visits from many botanical societies and nature groups.
NOTE: Tours are not required to access the Jurassic Garden. If you prefer, you can self guide through the Garden and Nature Museum between 9am and 5pm - 7 days a week - Adults $10, Child $5
If you would like to explore the rest of the 1,500 acre Inala Conservation Reserve you can stay in one of our cosy cottages or take a tour with one of our specialist nature and birding guides.