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Yates Springtime At Araluen

Welcome to the 2021 Its Yates Springtime at Araluen featuring the popular Tulip Festival.

aYour enjoyment today is brought to you by a kaleidoscope of colour.

Lots of colour! In the form of over 150,000 Tulips, and 36,000 Spring blooms. Internationally recognised Camellias, Azaleas, and Grand Magnolia trees are just some of the beautiful blooms you will spot against the backdrop of a stunning bushland setting.

Upon arrival you will instantly notice a sprawling bushland setting, complemented by our 1930’s heritage setting across the Park. We have been blooming for over 90 years for our visitors and take pride in restoration of the circa 1930’s style Log cabins, timber bridges, stone pathways and gazebos and etched plaques that tell our story for you, your family and friends to enjoy – we have a unique setting for that perfect selfie.

Be sure to stop by the newly refurbished cosy log cabin Chalet Healy Café to enjoy a delicious meal and refreshing beverage. Bookings are essential if you want to guarantee a table. For something lighter – try the patisserie menu offered at the Roundhouse, alternatively tempt your tastebuds with a selection of fabulous food vendors available throughout the Park Thursday to Sunday.

Budding young explorers can join in a modern treasure hunt and enter the Yates colouring activity, or play with the games on the Chalet Healy lawn. Look out for the Whats On posters each weekend to find out more.

There will also be guided walking tours, cabernet and canvas art classes. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this year’s Tulip Festival.  You don’t want to miss it! Switch off the Netflix and get back to nature!

Whether you’re a keen gardener, nature lover, adventure seeker, budding photographer, or hiker – today you have come to the right place. Welcome to Araluen Botanic Park – enjoy the memory making!

*The festival is scheduled to run from the 16th of August to the 3rd of October*

Adult $15.00
Concession $10.00
Child 6-15 years $10.00
Bus Group (8 or More in one vehicle) $10.00 PP
Family Pass (2 adults & 3 children) $45.00

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.

**No Cash Sales, Electronic Payments Only.**

Opening Hours

  • Open everyday from 9am-6pm.
  • Last entry 4pm.

The park is 59 hectares in size and we recommend at minimum of two hours to enjoy the entire experience. Customers will be able to leave the park up until 6pm, however entry will not be permitted after 5pm to ensure customer satisfaction.

We Are Covid Safe

Araluen Botanic Park complies with all Covid Safe recommendations.

The Araluen Train is back this September.

The trackless train will run on weekends for the Tulip Festival starting on Saturday 4 September 2021. Tickets can be purchased from the Train Stop, located next to the Margaret Simons Pergola in the Concourse Lawn. Tickets are $5pp, per ride.

The train experience is a 15 minute ride. It is a one stop get on and off circuit from the Train Stop. There is a seated waiting area for persons who purchase a ticket. Prams and frames can be left in the waiting area, but Araluen is not responsible for visitors property. It is recommended that persons do not leave valuables unattended.

*Private Group Charter Bookings for the train are available for groups of more than 40 persons. Minimum 48 hours advance notice is required for these private bookings between Monday to Friday only. Excluding Public Holidays.
**T & C’s Apply Enquire online at customerservice@araluenbotanicpark.com.au
***Should covid restrictions be enforced by government, this is subject to change at short notice.

FAQS

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, but is usually $10 - $15.

Do you offer memberships?

We offer three different types of membership.

  • Basic Membership - $25.00. Free entry to Araluen for the member for the duration of 1 year
  • Friends/Family Membership - $60.00. Free entry to Araluen for the member and two guests
  • + up to 3 children for the duration of 1 year
  • Life membership - $600.00. Free entry to Araluen for the member and two guests + up to 6 children for life.

All funds received from and raised by members contribute toward the maintenance and development of the Park.

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 at the Gate during Springtime. 

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. 
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.

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. 

 

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 (8 or more visitors in one vehicle) can be made online at araluenbotanicparkfoundationinc.rezdy.com

To book a coach group, please email customerservice@araluenbotanicpark.com.au or call us on 9234 2200. Bookings are essential for all coach groups throughout the Springtime Festival.