Month: June 2016

Flying Carry On Only. What’s in our toiletry/medicine bag?

Flying Carry On Only. What’s in our toiletry/medicine bag?

We have now got 4 carry on only flights under our belts and have learnt a lot this last 12 months. We have been to Laos, Penang, Bali and Japan without the need to check in luggage. Saving on budget airlines bag fees, jumping on […]

Megasaurus Park. Cranbourne.

Megasaurus Park. Cranbourne.

Do your kids love Dinosaurs? There is a new playground that is inspired by these amazing creatures! Perfect play space for toddlers and pre-schoolers to run around and search for Dino clues! It is built amongst a new housing estate in Cranbourne and a great […]

Cranbourne Botanical Gardens.

Cranbourne Botanical Gardens.

We have explored these botanical gardens many times over the last 5 years. It is an amazing space to visit for a day, half a day or even just for an hour. The gardens are always changing with the seasons and it is one of the best free outings to enjoy as a family.


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Cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne, (off South Gippsland Highway). Melway Ref: 133 K10

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria at Cranbourne Gardens is approximately a 50 minute drive from Melbourne. The turnoff for the gardens is signed and located 500m past the Cranbourne Racecourse.

T: +61 3 5990 2200

More details about the Botanical Gardens can be found here.

Entry is free and the gardens are open 9-5.

Cafe on site. BYO picnic

Remember to bring a change of clothes and a towel for the water play areas.

A word on Access.
We love the universal design elements at the botanical gardens. All areas are wheelchair accessible but have varying materials on the paths. In the Weird and Wonderful garden there are big pavers that have a little lip but Coopers powerchair coped fine. Ramped areas are just blended into the landscape. There are accessible bathrooms across the gardens and lots of staff on hand to answer questions.

There is also a paid service of an accessible trolley that can take you around the gardens.


While in the area why not check out Caldermeade Dairy or The Dinosaur Park!

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