Adelaide Botanic Gardens Native Plant Trail

2 Hours
Tarndanya (Adelaide), South Australia
Bush Food
Year Round
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Walk with a local guide through the Botanic Gardens discovering different native flora and fauna in the heart of the city. The Aboriginal Native Plant trail takes you on a journey of discovery through the Adelaide Botanical Gardens; seeing, touching, tasting and learning first hand about native Australian plants. 

Beyond simply learning about native plans your local Aboriginal guide will explain the importance of social structures within Aboriginal communities, the local food systems, seasonal food trails, hunting techniques and more.

Located on Kaurna land, this is a leisurely guided walk learning about native plants, 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, 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