When is Araluen Botanic Park open?
The Park is currently open daily from 9am to 5pm, excluding certain Public Holidays and during the Christmas period.
To enjoy all the Park has to offer, we’d recommend allowing at least 2 hours for your visit, and our last entry is at 3.30pm. Please note that opening hours may vary with the seasons.
People entering the Park without paying will be asked to pay the fee or leave the Park. The Park may be closed for public safety at the discretion of management for extreme weather conditions. Please read our Extreme Weather Warning notice.
We want your visit to Araluen Botanic Park to be as pleasant as possible with consideration for your safety and enjoyment. We encourage consideration of others and appropriate conduct at all times. To assist you in understanding the etiquette requirements please read our Park Etiquette Guidelines
Araluen Botanic Park is a heritage site that has been blooming for 90 years, and some of the pathways and terraces are not easily accessible for persons with mobility restrictions if you rely on a frame or wheelchair.
A lot of the lower terraces and sealed paths and roads are definitely accessible and Araluen has allocated ACROD parking bays nearby for convenience. You can enjoy the café, and other main areas such as the Concourse Lawn, Chalet Healy Road, the Rose Garden and Centenary Lawn Beds, or the Roundhouse Sweep.
Araluen does not recommend the unsealed paths at the Bennet’s Lawn or Stinton Creek, as they are natural terrain and unsealed.
What should I wear to the Park?
The Park is a heritage listed site covering a large space of 59 hectares of bushland and 14 hectares of cultivated gardens. The heritage site has some stone paved areas, some sealed and some unsealed paths and tracks.
We recommend you wear sturdy footwear and comfortable clothing, with sun or weather protection to get the best out of your visit. Some parts of the park require medium to high level fitness, but the lower terraced lawns and old gardens suit most levels of fitness.
Is there an admission fee?
There is an admission fee – Araluen Botanic Park is a not-for-profit charity run by a committee of skilled volunteers, and your entry fee helps keep the Park looking beautiful!
Bringing kids to the Park? Ask our friendly staff at the gate for a Children’s Activity Pack that can be purchased for a $5.
General admission fees are as follows:
|Child 6-16 years||$8.00|
|Bus Group (8 or More in one vehicle)||$10.00 PP|
|Family Pass (2 adults & 3 children)||$40.00|
Prices are per person, and concession card holders must present a valid Australian Government Concession Card. Admission fees are subject to change with the seasons and special events. Gate prices are final.
Ticket prices will change during the It’s Yates Springtime Tulip Festival, which runs from August-September annually. Please keep and eye on our website for Tulip Festival information closer to the date.
Film & Photography in the Park
Araluen Botanic Park has a rich biodiversity, spectacular views and network of bushland trails that make it a unique venue for film or photographic shoot.
Permission is required to conduct a film or photographs event and/or to take still or motion pictures in Araluen Botanic Park by photographic or electronic means for the purpose of sale, public display, broadcast or transmission, or use in the promotion or sale of goods or services. Please fill in the application form (T&Cs included) and send to email@example.com
Can I host an event at Araluen?
Araluen Botanic Park sets a memorable scene for many private events (i.e. birthday parties, anniversaries) and commercial events (i.e. live theatre productions, painting classes, yoga classes, workshops and seminars).
If you would like to book an area within the Park to host an event, please fill in the booking request form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org . T&Cs and pricing information are included in the document. Please note that the booking is not confirmed until you receive written confirmation from Araluen Botanic Park.
Venue hiring for Weddings
Please note that different fees and processes apply to hire a venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Please click here to learn more about our wedding packages.
Where can I buy tickets?
You can conveniently buy tickets to our beautiful Araluen Botanic Park at araluenbotanicparkfoundationinc.rezdy.com. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets at the entrance to the park as you drive in. At the Gate House, one of our helpful staff can assist you in purchasing your tickets. Please be aware that surcharge will apply for transaction and handling.
Do you accept Companion Cards?
Yes, we do accept Companion Cards - please present them at the Gate when you enter the Park. You can get two tickets for the price of one full adult ticket. The price varies per season, please check via the Buy Tickets button.
Can I use my membership card in Springtime?
Yes! Araluen Botanic Park is absolutely beautiful in the springtime, and our amazing tulips are in full bloom. Your membership also includes free entry to the annual springtime festival, where you can see over 150,000 tulips and other flowering plants. For more information on our spring festival, visit our information page here.
Please note that new memberships cannot be processed during Springtime.
What Entertainment Is On?
Please check the Events page for more info on Entertainment and Events
What should I bring?
Araluen is the perfect place for a relaxing and scenic trip with friends and family. Particularly in the spring, you can see our amazing flowers, especially our renowned tulips, and plenty of spectacular wildlife. We recommend bringing a camera or binoculars to help you capture some amazing memories and spot our beautiful birds. Suitable footwear is also recommended, as we have beautiful hiking trails that you can wander down to experience more adventure at Araluen.
With plenty of open grass, picnics are the perfect way to spend the afternoon at Araluen. Bring your favourite picnic supplies, and stretch out and enjoy a summer’s day. Take a walk through the park and visit some of our landmarks, such as the Old Swimming Pool.
Whilst we have limited mobile reception at Araluen Botanic Park, free public Wi-Fi is available throughout the Park. We are a smoke-free venue.
What can't I take into the park?
At Araluen, we strive to ensure that our beautiful natural landscape is well-maintained and looked after. Unfortunately, this means that there are some objects you are not allowed to take into the park.
- Cigarettes and alcohol - we have a plethora of natural wildlife that calls Araluen their home. These items can cause damage to our flora and fauna, and negatively impact the environment.
- Rollerblades, bicycles, scooters, and skateboards - Araluen is a peaceful and relaxing park, and we want to ensure the safety of each of our guests. Please do not bring these items into the park.
- Drones, kites, and fireworks - these items have the potential to be dangerous to our guests, and the birds and other wildlife that live in our park.
- Pets - while we love our furry friends, they can negatively affect our natural wildlife species.
- Wedding parties, wedding photos, ceremonies, or clothing resembling wedding attire - at Araluen, we have a dedicated Wedding season where you are more than welcome to book a wedding ceremony, reception, or photography session. Please ensure that wedding-related activities are officially booked and are during the right time of year.
- BBQs - Araluen has several electric barbeques on site that can be utilised.
How do I get there?
Araluen Botanic Park is accessible by car. If you are departing from the Perth CBD, take Graham Farmer Freeway to Tonkin Highway. From there, exit at Brookton Highway, and continue until you reach Croyden Road. Our park is located at 362 Croyden Road, Roleystone. From Perth to Araluen, the drive should take approximately 1 hour.
If you are driving to Araluen Botanic Park we have plenty of parking bays available. Our friendly Gate Attendants will direct you to an available space upon arrival. ACROD parking is available.
If you are using public transport, we’d recommend catching the Armadale train line to the Kelmscott or Armadale Station. We’d recommend getting a taxi or Uber from the Station, as the nearest bus stop is around 4km from the Park.
How big is the Park?
There are 14 hectares of developed botanic gardens to enjoy at Araluen. As it is such a large space, we highly recommend that you take a minimum of 2 hours to fully enjoy the park. If you’d like to explore more of the bushland, you can do so through exclusive hiking sessions.
Is Araluen Botanic Park wheelchair friendly?
Araluen Botanic Park is a heritage site that has been blooming for 90 years, and some of the pathways and terraces are not easily accessible for persons with mobility restrictions if you rely on a frame or wheelchair. A lot of the lower terraces and sealed paths and roads are definitely accessible and Araluen has allocated ACROD parking bays nearby for convenience. You can enjoy the café, and other main areas such as the Concourse Lawn, Chalet Healy Road and the Rose Garden and Centenary Lawn Beds or the Roundhouse Sweep.
Araluen does not recommend the unsealed paths at the Bennets Lawn or Stinton Creek, as they are natural terrain and unsealed.
For more information, visit AccessWA’s website.
How do I book a group visit?
Visiting Araluen with friends and family is a great way to spend the day. Group bookings (10 or more visitors in one vehicle) can be made online at araluenbotanicparkfoundationinc.rezdy.com
To book a coach group, please email email@example.com or call us on 9234 2200. Bookings are essential for all coach groups throughout the Springtime Festival.
When is the train running?
The trackless train is currently undergoing maintenance and will be up and running shortly. We will keep this page updated.