Golden Garden Season

1st April – Late April

During the mild days of April is when our perennial gardens burst into colour along with dozens of huge hanging baskets located throughout the garden. It’s a time when thousands of lotus leaves start to turn beautiful golden colours along with many deciduous trees.

For lovers of natural wonders, our extraordinary giant waterlilies are very impressive having reached their maximum size. Located in our Giants of the Amazon exhibit, these amazing plants have lily pads over 1.5m in diameter. Some years they get even bigger, up to 1.8m in diameter.

And there is still plenty of lotus and waterlily flowers to see, however not as prolific as in the summer months. One of the features in April is our exhibit of native lotus and waterlilies from Northern Australia. The display is located in our Kakadu Lagoon which is part of our Tropical World complex.

April is also a great time for families with young children. We offer activities for the little ones during the school holidays including visits from the Easter Bunny and Fairy Queen.

Special highlights of the Golden Garden Season

*Autumn Perennial Garden*

*Giants of the Amazon*

*Tropical World – Kakadu Lagoon*

*River Walk & Brid Watching*

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Discover our attractions and experiences

Autumn Perennial Garden

Surrounding our lakes and ponds are hundreds of garden beds planted with thousands of Autumn flowers that burst into colour during the cooler time of the year.

Giants of the Amazon

See the World’s biggest waterlily species that can produce lily pads big enough to float on.

Tropical World
“Kakadu Lagoon”

Discover the wonders of tropical plants and flowers including Australian natives on display in our Kakadu Lagoon.

Fairy Garden & Kids Fun

Kids of all ages will love our flower fairy garden full of fantasy and fun. Meet the Fairy Queen on weekends and public holidays. For times and dates hit ‘learn more’ below.

River Walk & Bird Watching

Enjoy the wonders of our native enviroment with towering river gums and tree ferns. A great place to catch a glimpse of many native birds.

Monet’s Lake & Bridge Walk

Experience wonderful vistas and thousands of water flowers when you explore our famous bridge walk that run thourgh the middle of our largest lake.

Picnic & BBQ Facilities

Have a lakeside picnic or bbq with your friends, family or group. We have fantastic facilities with dozens of picnic huts, shelters and pavilions.

Lily Pond Cafe & Kiosk

Enjoy a delicious lunch with friends, family or that special someone overlooking the waterlily pond. Or grab a takeaway snack or drink from the kiosk.

Dragons Trail

Meet our friendly dragons at the end of a magical trail that winds past waterfalls and through majestic lotus flowers.

Lotus Wetlands

Surround yourself in a virtual forest of huge lotus flowers that grow up to 6ft tall.

Lotus Lake & Golden Lotus

Witness the largest display of lotus flowers in the garden with thousand of flowers on display. See our unique Golden Lotus, one of the biggest lotus flowers in the world.

Plant & Flower Nursery

Start your own water garden at home or buy a bunch of flowers. Browse Australia’s best selection of lotus and waterlily plants.