Guided walks through the Gardens help visitors to see and understand the beauty of Australia's native flora, as well as the ideas and effort involved in creating, maintaining and developing the Gardens. The Volunteer Guide Service is a joint program of the Gardens and the Friends of the Gardens.
Want to take a walk?
Free guided walks leave the Visitor Centre at 11am and 2pm each day.
Each walk takes approximately one hour.
If you have special needs, please mention these to the guide beforehand. The Gardens has manual and motorised (electric) scooters for the use of disabled visitors.
At different times during the year we conduct walks with a special theme:
- Wattle Walks
- Spring flower walks
- Bush tucker walks
- walks related to other events happening in Canberra
The dates and times for these walks are listed in our calendar.
Want a walk for a group?
Groups of visitors and/or groups requesting tailored walks must book and pay at least one week beforehand.
Walks tailored to your group’s special interests and needs can be arranged and taken at times convenient to you.
There is a charge for all booked walks of $5 per person, with a minimum $30 per group (if less than six in the group), unless special circumstances apply. Conditions for cancellations and refunds are in the information leaflet.
To arrange a booked walk, download and print the information leaflet, fill in the booking form and return it to the Gardens as directed. If you have any questions, please phone the Visitor Centre on (02) 6250 9540, or send an email to: email@example.com.
Interested in becoming a volunteer guide?
Applications for the next training course have closed. The training course will be held in July 2013.
Guides are selected for training by application and interview.
The training course typically consists of the equivalent of 10 days conducted over several weeks.
Find out more about what is involved in being a volunteer guide.