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Sub-Antarctic Plant House

| Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6234 6299
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Unique collection of sub Antarctic plants

Transported to the climate of the sub Antarctic on opening the entrance door with a rush of chilly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kaz N
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Victoria, Australia
Chilly!

What a lovely break on hot day - open the door to the enclosed garden and a whoosh of cool air... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boswella
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Detroit, Michigan
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| Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Transported to the climate of the sub Antarctic on opening the entrance door with a rush of chilly air. A lot of thought has created an atmospheric setting with murals around the walls depicting the landscape, the sound of birds of the region and a...More

Thank Kaz N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely break on hot day - open the door to the enclosed garden and a whoosh of cool air blows over you. Enjoyed looking at arctic plants and a nice break from a hot garden stroll.

Thank Boswella
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A small collection of exotic plants which we will never see in real life otherwise. It's fascinating to see such resilient flora that can survive in extremely cold and harsh condition.

Thank N0madatlarge
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Great for a summers day or to make winter feel like summer. Fortunately we had our Swiss gear on so felt at home, except for the wind. Must not miss this experience.

Thank raffles123
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Located in the Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, this special Plant House is filled with plants unique to the Sub-Antarctic area. As you enter, sound effects play and a harsh cold wind blows around, making you truly feel like you're in the Antarctic. The experience is short...More

Thank Belinda W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

if you're into your plants this place is pretty interesting. Little kids would enjoy the interactive experience.

Thank jdos05
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is at the botanic gardens and I think must be unique in Australia if not the world. Small - just one room but definitely worth seeing - the only way I'll ever see what it is like on Macquarie Island.

1  Thank fionabk
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Yes this is inside the Botanical Gardens, turn right at the cafe and its a 3 minute walk. Be prepared though, its freezing inside.

1  Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This can be done in 15 minutes - is very atmospheric with some very strange looking plants. Instead of a greenhouse, it's a cold-and-wet-house.

3  Thank casandlisa
Reviewed 26 February 2017

While on a bus tour with Gray's Bus tours we visited the Antarctic Plant House. On entry the freezing temperature lets you know that life in the arctic is not pleasant. We were surprised by the amazing array of plants - we didn't expect to...More

2  Thank Annnz
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