There's more to Norfolk Island There's more to Norfolk Island

Part of Norfolk Island National Park, these botanical gardens evoke a strong sense of place. Most plants in this 5.5-hectare plot are native to Norfolk Island, and many of them are endemic, meaning they grow here and only here.

Take a stroll along the boardwalk trail, which slopes down a gully past cloud-scraping pines, giant tree ferns and subtropical rainforest. If you’re lucky, you might spot a green parrot flitting about; just look for its near-neon plumage and red crown. Found only on our island, these parrots were once on the brink of extinction. A dedicated conservation program has seen numbers increase though they’re still a rare and precious sight.

During your visit, be sure to stop at the on-site Discovery Centre to complete your 360° experience of nature on Norfolk Island.

The back view of a man and woman standing on a boardwalk looking out across lush foliage towards a pine-covered hill.
The back view of a man and woman walking along a boardwalk through a subtropical forest.
Timber boardwalk leads through lush trees and shrubs.
Close-up of two Norfolk pines in the foreground. More pine trees and lush foliage in the distance and surrounds.
From the ground looking up the tall, straight trunk of a Norfolk pine to its top. Other trees surround the pine.
Looking through branches into a subtropical rainforest.
A lookout point on a timber boardwalk with a view into subtropical rainforest.
Close-up of a bright pink impatiens flower against a background of blurred green foliage.
Close-up of frilly fungus, which is sandy coloured with brown, thin horizontal lines.
Close-up of water droplets on a bright green leaf.
A man and woman walking along a boardwalk amid a subtropical rainforest.
Silhouette of the branches of a Norfolk pine with the sun behind it shining through clouds over the sea.

Visitor information

Operating Hours: 24/7

Cost: Free

Getting Here: Located on Mission Road. Less than a 5-minute drive from Burnt Pine.

Top Tips for Norfolk Island Botanical Gardens

  • There are toilet facilities at the gardens but no coffee shop, so if you want refreshments or snacks, bring your own. Tables and chairs are available on the viewing platform, which offers vistas out across the rainforest to Mount Pitt.
  • Several of the shorter trails, including the boardwalk and garden trail, are suitable for wheelchair users and strollers.
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