The Olive Pink Botanic Garden was opened to the public in 1985 and there are now over 600 Central Australian plants represented, 145 of these occur naturally within the rocky hill and river plain habitat and there are 40 rare or threatened species.
A network of walking trails takes visitors around the garden and up on to Annie Myers Hill, where great views can be seen of Alice Springs, the Todd River and the MacDonnell Ranges. There are self-guided walks and interpretive signs to help you learn about desert plants, their uses and about the life of the Garden’s founder Miss Olive Pink.
Excellent birdwatching and wildlife viewing exist in the Garden. Black-footed Rock-wallabies and Euros (hill kangaroos) are commonly seen, and over 80 bird species have been recorded, including the Grey-crowned Babbler and Western Bowerbird. Shelters provide areas for picnics or relaxing and these facilities can also be hired for private functions.