Accessibility – Cranbourne

At the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, we aim to provide access for all. Here is some information to help plan your visit with us.

Australian Garden

Disabled access

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located at the Visitor Centre, Northern Kiosk and the Rockpool Pavilion.
  • A fully accessible toilet with adult hoist is located on the ground floor of the visitor centre.
  • Non-motorised wheelchairs may be hired from the Visitor Centre upon payment of a refundable $50 deposit. To hire a wheelchair, contact +61 3 5990 2200.
  • The Australian Garden can be easily accessed from the Visitor Centre via a ramp or a lift operated by trained staff.
  • All paths are either sealed or granitic gravel and are suitable for both non-motorised and electric wheelchairs.
  • Assistance dogs are permitted throughout the Gardens.
  • The Gardens Shop, Boon Wurrung Café and the Visitor Centre are all accessible without the use of a ramp or lift.

Mobility

  • The Garden Explorer is a motorised people mover that circulates around the Australian Garden every 20 minutes. The Garden Explorer seats 23 people and has room for one wheel chair (with on ramp). Garden Explorer tickets are available at the Visitor Centre and from the Driver. $7.50 Adult and $6 Concession.
  • Non-motorised wheelchairs may be hired from the Visitor Centre upon payment of a refundable $50 deposit. To hire a wheelchair, contact +61 3 5990 2200.
  • The Australian Garden can be easily accessed from the Visitor Centre via a ramp or a lift operated by trained staff.
  • All paths are either sealed or granitic gravel and are suitable for both non-motorised and electric wheelchairs.
  • The Gardens Shop, Boon Wurrung Café and the Visitor Centre are all accessible without the use of a ramp or lift.

Assistance Dogs

  • Assistance dogs are permitted throughout the Gardens.

Tours

  • RBG Staff and Volunteers have been trained by Vision Australia to deliver Audio Descriptor Tours.  Tours can be booked at the Visitor Centre or on +61 3 5990 2245.
  • Sensory and Inclusive programs are available for school groups.

Australian Garden Parking

  • The Australian Garden car park has parking bays for mobility impaired visitors.
  • There is a drop-off bay behind the visitor centre for visitors who are unable navigate the gentle slope to the Visitor Centre.

The Bushland

Disabled access

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available at the Stringybark Picnic Area and the Woodland Picnic Area.

Bushland Parking

  • The Woodland Picnic Area is accessed from the main car park via a flat, 400m long, granitic gravel path that is suitable for wheelchairs with assistance.
  • The Stringybark Picnic Area is accessed by vehicle and all paths are flat and suitable for wheelchair use with assistance. 

Mobility

  • Trig Track is a steeper path with a gradient of approximately 1:11m. Trig Point Lookout is accessed by multiple steps and is not suitable for visitors with limited mobility. Not current accessible be wheelchair users.