Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour

Queens Domain, Hobart

Saturday, Nov 12

Sunday, Nov 13

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The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) is a living collection of more than 4,000 species. Geographically defined by convict-built structures, its heritage encompasses the traditional land of the muwinina people, a colonial government farm, Victorian-era interests in plant collecting, and modern-day conservation work.

Take a guided walking tour through history with the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens staff. The tour includes:

  • The Arthur Wall: a convict-built wall that incorporated hidden ducted-heated technology
  • The Superintendent’s Quarters: a building that appears as one but was once two separate dwellings
  • The Eardley-Wilmot Wall: Australia’s longest convict-brick wall
  • The Conservatory: built on the eve of WW2 using stone repurposed from the colonial Hobart hospital
  • The AMP Anniversary arch: carved by Hobart master stonemason Amos Vimpany
  • The Lily Pads: 2019 winner – Tasmanian Landscape Architecture Awards (Inspiring Place)

Tours: Saturday 12 + Sunday 13 November, 10 am and 2 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Note: Tour departs from the information hub, located at the main entrance of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. The closest parking area is located on Lower Domain Highway. Please wear flat walking shoes and sun protection. Some areas of the tour are not easily accessible by wheelchair.




Building Types


Produce Garden

Spectacular Views

Architectural Period

Pre-separation Colonial (1836-1850)


Architectural Design

History of Hobart

New to Program


Level Changes

Stair Access Only

Steep Incline

Uneven Surfaces

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