The map above shows the right hand section of the Botanic Gardens. All the maps will show the Restaurant and the Children's Playground in them, and on this map these are in the middle of the left hand side.
Wagga Zoo and Free Flight Aviary
The main section of this map is taken up by the Wagga Zoo and the Free Flight Bird Aviary. There are three web pages featuring the zoo and the aviary.
The Aboriginal Trail was added in 1996, celebrating indigenous Australia.
Currently this is fenced off for refurbishment.
There are a range of BBQ's near the Music Bowl, and a large all weather BBQ Shelter near the rainforest garden. The shelter will easily take a whole coach load of people, so for visiting buses, and for large family get togethers, the gardens are an ideal and interesting place to stop for lunch.
For the fitness fanatic, or for those people who love to keep fit by jogging or power walking, the gardens have a fitness trail that commences near the Tree Chapel, and finishes near the Music Bowl. There are fitness stations at regular intervals along the path allowing you to do different exercises. The path is well signed.
The Music Bowl is used for community events, such as Carols by Candlelight, Music in the Park and other such events.
The Children's Playground is located near the Kiosk and the Public Toilets. It has a large range of children's activities, and cafe chairs and tables so the adults can enjoy coffee whilst the kids play.
The Kiosk is located at the Children's Playground, and provides drinks and light snacks. You can also buy special packaged food to feed the zoo animals.
The Kiosk is open every day.
The Garden Court Restaurant seats 200, or 350 with a marquee.
It caters for formal functions, meetings and visitors needing a good lunch.
Phone 0269 255 660
Above is part of the Rainforest walk, with wooden walkways provided to keep you above the small flowing creek and its muddy surrounds.
The Wagga Wagga Botanical Gardens provides its local residents and visitors to the city a magnificent array of attractions centrally located. These attractions are Free. There are no entry fees for the Gardens themselves, nor to the Zoo and the Free Flight Aviary, nor to the Historical Museum.
As an added bonus, the Wagga Council provides another service free of charge.
Located at the Botanic Gardens is the Interpretation Centre.
This is open from Thursday to Sunday, from 11.00 am till 3.00 pm.
It is basically an information and discovery centre. There will be a display set up each school term, which will be based on some environmental subject, such as animals of the night, or interesting plants and animals.
There are within the centre a display of live Green Tree Frogs, along with some fossils and some dinosaur bones.
Tours on Demand
The Interpretation Centre provides tours for groups interested in a particular subject.
For instance if a particular group of people, say for instance, a gardening club, wished to find out information on camellia growing, then by phoning the Interpretation Centre and arranging a convenient date, a tour regarding camellia growing will be arranged.
This is a fantastic service provided by the Wagga Wagga council, and will be of interest to many gardening clubs and organisations. It will cover all types of gardens, from the cactus, rose, bamboo to water wise.
Similarly, these tours provide an excellent hands on approach to the young and not so young students. Schools wishing to show their students various aspects of the animal or plant world are welcome to approach the Interpretation Centre and discuss the subjects the school wishes to cover. Tours of the relevant topics can be arranged, be it Australian wildlife to Australian flora.
Phone 0269 254 065
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