Araluen Botanic Park is a very special place nestled in a unique deep forested valley in the Darling Range. It comprises a tranquil botanic garden of both natural and developed beauty, providing four seasons of relaxing activity. Whatever time you visit Araluen, you will find the streams flowing, plenty of grassy areas on which to enjoy a barbecue or picnic and many delightful bush walks.
Heavenly gardens featuring both exotic and native species have been created in this heritage-listed setting of rich, loamy soils and high rainfall. Magnificent culturally significant terraced gardens, timber and stone structures, water features and mature trees form the basis of the park. Popular in spring for its tulips and other magnificent spring blooms, Araluen holds great attraction for weddings, photography, bird-watching and family get-togethers.
Events include summer concerts, children's activities during school holidays and tulip planting sessions every May/June. Araluen has a proud past. Established in 1929 as a holiday resort for the Young Australia League, it now clearly exudes the beauty and ambience of a bygone era.
Facilities include the Chalet Healy Cafe and Roundhouse gift shop, both complete with open log fires in winter.
Quality Tourism Accredited Business, Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation, Barbeque, Cafe, Carpark, Coach Parking, Non Smoking, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Shop, Free Wifi, Disabled access available, contact operator for details., Birdwatching, Walks, History & Heritage, Nature & Wildlife