At 1,000 metres above sea level, the spectacular Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is a cool-climate garden. You’ll see the famous dinosaur tree, the nickname for the Wollemi pine. Guided tours are available, including an Aboriginal heritage tour.
With vistas to Sydney, the garden is home to a world-class collection of plant species including rare Wollemi pines. The tree was discovered in 1994, deep in a gorge in the Wollemi National Park, part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Discover more about the Wollemi pine as well as early botanists in the region and the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Darug people, in the Botanists Way Discovery Centre in the garden. The Aboriginal heritage tour is led by an expert Aboriginal guide.
On the tour you’ll learn how plants are used for medicines, tools and weapons. A bush tucker luncheon is also available at the end of the tour if pre-ordered. All tours require reservations. The garden is open daily, from 9.30am to 5.30pm, except Christmas Day.
From Sydney, the drive to the garden is two hours.