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Sub-Antarctic Plant House
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A great representation of the plant life in Antarctica

We enjoyed moving about the Botanical Gardens but the Sub Antarctic Plant House was a highlight... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2021
JenniferS5483
Interesting Plant Life

It was so interesting to discover plant life which for most people could never be seen any other... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2020
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Reviewed 21 January 2021

I like coming in here but this time it looked a bit in need of a clean up and refurbishment. There is also a new box by the door asking for a $2 donation. Perhaps for the refurb?

Date of experience: January 2021
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Reviewed 12 January 2021

We enjoyed moving about the Botanical Gardens but the Sub Antarctic Plant House was a highlight and easy to find.

Date of experience: January 2021
Thank JenniferS5483
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Reviewed 8 August 2020

It was so interesting to discover plant life which for most people could never be seen any other way than in pictures. Not many people get to visit arctic regions, so this is your second best choice!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 27 May 2020

always worth a visit when you are at the Botanical Gardens. very interesting to see the variety of sub-antarctic plants.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

We spent a cold but interesting 5 minutes in the chilled display room. A great wall mural depicts a Macquarie Island landscape and the audio of sea birds, penguins and seals etc adds to the experience. The subAntarctic plants growing therein are interesting, amazing how they can survive on only a few hours of sunlight. Also, the constant cold wind indicates the hard ships faced by the historical explorers like Douglas Mawson. A two dollar coin donation is suggested. Worth a quick look.

Date of experience: March 2020
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