Cranbourne Royal Botanic Garden

Since Little Miss was just a newborn she was quite unsettled inside her car seat. She would sometimes be fine, but other times she would cry to no end – this is one of the main reasons we dreaded long road trips.

We thought we’ll try shorter car trips to start with. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step – right?

We decided to visit Cranbourne Royal Botanic Garden on Australia Day last year. It was only 40 minutes drive from our place and that’s pretty decent for us. I know some people may cringe and think that a 40 mins drive is not a road trip, but hey, we had to start somewhere.

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The garden is massive, with lots of walking tracks and lookouts. There is a picnic area and a playground in the Woodlands Picnic Area. We decided to go after lunch and with Little Miss in tow, we thought we’d start exploring the Australian Garden.

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We arrived around 12.45pm just after lunch. For those of you who want to have a picnic in the garden there are many picnic spaces. There are 2 cafes one at the entrance and one in the garden. There were also several food kiosks for your snack pit stops.

We decide to bring our stroller with us – just in case Little Miss gets tired we don’t want to be carrying her around the garden.

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If you prefer, the garden has an open air motorised vehicle which goes around the garden and has many ‘stops’ where you can get on/off.

There were several lakes and waterways inside the garden as well.

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I wish I could have taken more images. Perhaps it’s a sign that it’s time to go back there.

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