Olive Pink Botanic Garden
The Olive Pink Botanic Garden was opened to the public in 1985 and there are now over 600 Central Australian plants represented, 145 of these occur naturally within the rocky hill and river plain habitat and there are 40 rare or threatened species.
A network of walking trails takes visitors around the garden and up on to Annie Myers Hill, where great views can be seen of Alice Springs, the Todd River and the MacDonnell Ranges. There are self-guided walks and interpretive signs to help you learn about desert plants, their uses and about the life of the Garden’s founder Miss Olive Pink.
Excellent birdwatching and wildlife viewing exist in the Garden. Black-footed Rock-wallabies and Euros (hill kangaroos) are commonly seen, and over 80 bird species have been recorded, including the Grey-crowned Babbler and Western Bowerbird. Shelters provide areas for picnics or relaxing and these facilities can also be hired for private functions.
- Hill Walk
This self-guided Hill Walk – Arrernte Trail will introduce you to a number of the native plants that grow in the rocky hill habitat of the region.
- Mallee Walk
This self-guided walk will introduce you to a number of mallees that grow in Central Australia.
- Wattle Walk
This self-guided walk will introduce you to a number of wattles (Acacia) that grow in Central Australia, where it is the predominant habitat type.
- Olive Pink Walk
This self-guided walk is named after the Garden’s founder, Miss Olive Muriel Pink, who lived on site from 1956 until her death in 1975.
Tuncks Rd, Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia