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Hours and Location

Entry to Wollongong Botanic Garden is free.

Opening Hours

Daylight saving hours7am to 6pm weekdays
7am to 6.45pm weekends and public holidays
Non-daylight saving hours7am to 5pm daily

Location

Set on 27 hectares at the foot of Mount Keira, Wollongong Botanic Garden is a short distance from the City Centre, and next to the University of Wollongong’s main campus. We are located approximately 85 kilometres south of Sydney.

Getting here

When travelling from the north or south take the M1 Princes Motorway, take the Keiraville exit and follow the signs to the Wollongong Botanic Garden.

There are 7 different entry points to the Garden. Plan your visit by downloading a map of the Garden.

Parking

All parking is free.

  • Murphys Ave: Our main car park (2 hour limit) is located at 40 Murphys Avenue, Keiraville.
  • Madoline St: The Discovery Centre has a car park at 29 Madoline Street, Keiraville available on weekends only (no time limit). This car park is reserved for educational activities on weekdays (permit holders only).
  • Administration Centre: Visitors to our Administration Centre at 61 Northfields Avenue can park for 15 minutes.
  • Greenplan Nursery: Located at 65 Northfields Avenue, this car park is open on Plant Sale days only.

Street parking is also available on surrounding streets. Check street signs for any time or other parking restrictions.

Public Transport

The free Gong Shuttle Bus makes it easy to reach the Botanic Garden, and links to the City Centre, beach, University, Innovation Campus and Fairy Meadow. Visit the Gong Shuttle site for details.

The closest train station is North Wollongong. Plan your trip at Transport NSW.

Cycling

Bike racks are available at the Murphys Avenue entry.

As part of our rules bicycles cannot be ridden in the Garden. Please leave your bike outside, or walk your bike if you are passing through.

Wheelchair and pram access

The best entry for wheelchair and pram access is via Murphys Avenue. Accessible parking is available near this entrance. Accessible toilets and a baby change table are also available.

Many of our paths are wheelchair and pram-friendly. Mobility scooters are available for hire and we have an All Abilities Playground.