Adelaide Botanic Gardens Native Plant Trail

2 Hours
Tarndanya (Adelaide), South Australia
Bush Food
Year Round
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Take a walk with your local guide to gain an understanding of different native flora and fauna in the heart of the city. The Aboriginal Native Plant trail takes you through the Adelaide Botanical Gardens on a journey to learn and explore.

Learn the importance of social structures within communities, food systems, seasonal food trails, hunting techniques and more.

Located on Kaurna land, this is a leisurely guided walk learning about Aboriginal culture and history.


Adelaide Botanic Gardens, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

What to expect

Take a leisurely walk around the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and learn about Aboriginal bush foods and plant uses and some social history of the area. Discover and learn about:

  • Traditional hunting techniques.
  • Various food gathering practices.
  • How boomerangs are made.
  • Where to find bush medicines.
  • Social history of the area.

What is included

Departure is from the Friends Gate on Plane Tree Drive

Duration: 2 hours

Includes: Aboriginal guide, along with Aboriginal interpretations and knowledge.

Approximately 3km easy walk.

A café is located in the gardens if you wish to stay on for refreshments or lunch.

Group bookings only, with a minimum booking of 10 people.

For personalised dates and availability for groups with a minimum of 10 or more people, please select the enquire now button.

Meeting point

Adelaide Botanic Gardens – “Friends Gate” (back entrance: enter from Plane Tree Drive) Please arrive 10 mins prior to departure time

What to bring

Walking shoes
Water bottle


Bookabee Australia

Bookabee Australia is a family owned and operated business specialising in providing authentic Aboriginal experiences delivered on Kaurna Land, the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains area.

Owners Haydyn Bromley and Lele Sanderson established Bookabee Australia in 2005 with a vision to become a leader in authentic Aboriginal Cultural Tourism and Aboriginal Cultural Consultancy Services.

Haydyn is a descendant of the Adnyamathanha, Yarluyandi and Narungga peoples. He has direct family ties with the Flinders Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Simpson Desert & South- West Queensland.

Central to his philosophy is the sharing of his Muda, (stories of creation) passed down from his elders to give guests an insight into his culture and caring for country. Haydyn’s Grandfathers, Uncles and other community members have contributed to the depth of knowledge and experiences shared their tours and experiences.

Bookabee Australia is a South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame recipient and multi-award-winning company based in Adelaide South Australia. Haydyn is the City of Adelaide 2021 Australian Citizen of the Year Award Recipient. He was recognised for his dedication, commitment and contribution to the community and business in the field of Aboriginal Cultural Sensitivity and Respect Training.

Ready for an experience you won't forget?