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Visit Bruny Island's Inala Jurassic Garden

Visit Bruny Island's Inala Jurassic Garden
Jurassic Garden entrance - Brad Moriarty

Explore Bruny Island's Inala Jurassic Garden and discover 750 species of plants that have ancient connections to Gondwana. Take a guided or self-guided tour of the 5-acre Jurassic Garden and observe the similarities between plant species now separated by oceans. Wonder at the 'living fossils' in the Garden - plant species that closely resemble their ancient Gondwana ancestors.

Opening Hours


September - May:  9am - 5pm daily except Christmas Day

June - August: 10am - 3pm daily

Planning your visit

Please click here to find useful information to help you plan your visit to Bruny Island and Inala Jurassic Garden. The information includes the following:

  • Bruny Island Ferry information
  • Parking information
  • Disability access information
  • Service animal information
  • Photography/filmography information

Prepare for your Garden Tour

Jurassic Garden Visitor Guide: Please read the guide prior to your visit to the Garden. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and assistance in keeping the garden in peak condition for the enjoyment of all visitors.

Drinking Water: We recommend that you bring a good supply of spring water when visiting the Island and make sure you have a full bottle of water with you for your visit to the Garden. 

Sun protection: UV intensity is high here in Tasmania due to the thin ozone layer. Please make sure you protect yourself from harmful UV exposure while visiting the Garden (wide-brimmed hat and SPF 50+ sunscreen are recommended). 

Footwear: Wear sturdy footwear when walking around the garden during all seasons. Areas around ponds can become swampy during Winter and gumboots are recommended when walking around those areas of the garden. 

Garden Tours

On arrival at Inala, please stop in at the Visitor Centre so our staff can assist you with your garden visit. 

Guided tour of the Jurassic Garden

Join a one-hour guided tour of the beautiful 5-acre Jurassic Garden. A knowledgeable guide will walk with you through time and illuminate the fascinating history of our botanical past. You will discover how dinosaurs and extinct giant birds changed the structure of plants and why Tasmania has so many ancient Gondwanan species.

School and group tour options are also available. Please contact us for tour cost and to make a booking.

Self-guided tour of the Jurassic Garden

Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the garden. Entry fee includes both the Jurassic Garden and the Nature Museum. Please stop in at the Visitor Centre prior to commencing your tour so that we can provide you with a map of the garden and assist you to get the most from your visit.

Entry Fees

  • Adults: $10
  • Children (under 16): $5
  • Family (2 adults and up to 4 children): $30
  • Concession card holders: $9

Explore the Jurassic Garden on Bruny Island

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Keep up to date with the latest news about the Inala Jurassic Garden on Bruny Island in Tasmania.

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Tonia and Bori planting the garden
Tonia and Bori planting the garden

About the Jurassic Garden

The Jurassic Garden on Bruny Island is located on Inala's 1500-acre conservation covenanted nature reserve, where flora with Gondwanan origins can be found.

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Widdringtonia schwarzii seedlings
Widdringtonia schwarzii seedlings


Conserving endangered plant species is an important part of what we do in the Jurassic Garden. Find out more about our Noah's Ark conservation projects.

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Inala Nature Museum - Brad Moriarty

Nature Museum

Visit us on Bruny Island and discover collections of fossils, sea shells and gemstones while learning more about the story of Gondwana.

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Volunteers at work in the Garden

Support the Jurassic Garden

Our team of dedicated volunteers and gardening enthusiasts help us keep the flourishing Jurassic Garden looking gorgeous throughout the year.

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Cordyline and Ginkgo biloba - Brad Moriarty

Inala Jurassic Garden

Discover the Jurassic Garden on Bruny Island in Tasmania, highlighting the Gondwanan connections of over 750 species from 50 plant families.

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