Inala Jurassic Garden and Nature Museum, Bruny Island.
Designed across five acres of gently undulating land and accessed by a winding, wheelchair-friendly path, Inala’s Jurassic Garden gives visitors an insight into the flora that was part of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana. Despite splitting apart 185 million years ago, much of the flora of Gondwana survives today on continents such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America and New Caledonia. Over 650 species and subspecies of well-labelled plants have been thoughtfully planted in family groups in the Jurassic Garden, making it easy to compare and contrast how these living remnants of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana have survived across a diverse array of environmental conditions after the continents drifted apart. Informative interpretation panels have been placed throughout the garden for further information on each group. Picnic tables and chairs are also available for your use.
For much of her life, Tonia Cochran, founder of Inala Nature Tours, has travelled Australia and further afield collecting shells, fossils, minerals and other fascinating artefacts of the natural world. Thoughtfully presented, this collection showcases many beautiful and rare objects. There are strong connections between the Nature Museum and Jurassic Garden, many of the ancient fossils on display also feature as living versions just outside in the Garden. Entry to the Jurassic Garden also gains admittance to the adjacent Inala Museum.
The Inala Jurassic Garden is proudly associated with Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Inc. and is a member of the International Association of Botanic Gardens and Botanic Gardens Conservation International.
Entry: $10 adults and $5 children.
Open: 10am – 5pm Daily
Location: 320 Cloudy Bay Road, Lunawanna, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, 7150
P: (03) 6293 1217