Educational and relaxing
The Olive Pink Botanic Garden is a must-see, family friendly place to visit, while learning and relaxing.
It is a significant regional, botanic garden that provides an insight into many arid-zone environments, particularly in Central Australia. There are over 600 plant species, with 40 of these declared rare or threatened. Animals such as Black-footed Rock-wallabies and Euros, and birds such as Western Bowerbirds and Grey-crowned Babblers also reside in the Garden and can be seen and enjoyed daily.
There are self-guided informative walks, a spectacular lookout (rough steps) on top of Annie Meyer Hill with views over the town, Todd River and MacDonnell Ranges, a café, toilets, shade shelters and on-site parking.
Spend an hour or two wandering around and enjoy a snack or meal at the cafe.
Directions and Map
Olive Pink Botanic Garden is located within easy walking and driving distance from the Alice Springs town centre, on the eastern bank of the (mostly dry) Todd River. It is also close to many motels and other tourist attractions. Click to see a map of Alice Springs that shows the location of Olive Pink Botanic Garden.
If you are driving into town along the Stuart Highway (the main north-south highway linking Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin) turn east onto Stott Terrace at the major intersection on the southern edge of the Alice Springs town centre. From Stott Terrace turn right (south) onto South Terrace at the roundabout just before crossing Todd River. Take the first turn to your left onto Tuncks Road and cross over the river causeway. The entrance to Olive Pink Botanic Garden is to your left, just opposite the intersection with Barrett Drive.
There are bicycle and walking footpaths on both sides of the Todd River that link easily to the main entrance gate.