Visitor information



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Opening times Closing times
  • Monday - Friday 8:30am
  • Weekends and public holidays 10:00am
  • Monday - Friday 4pm
  • Weekends and public holidays 5pm
  • Weekends during daylight savings 6pm

Fire danger

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is closed on days when the fire danger rating is severe, extreme or catastrophic. Please check the ratings prior to visiting during the fire season.



Location and Map

Summit Rd or Piccadilly Rd, Crafers SA 5152, Australia.

Download the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden map.

Entrances: Summit Road, Crafers (Upper Entrance) or Lampert Road, Piccadilly (Lower Entrance)

Getting there

From Adelaide, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is barely a 25-minute drive from Adelaide’s CBD, following the Princes Highway and National Highway M1, taking the Crafers exit (then either following Summit Road – for the Upper Carpark – or Piccadilly Road/Lampert Road for the Lower Carpark). Check Adelaide Metro for public transport services into the Garden.


Ticketed car parking is available via Mawson Drive or Lampert Rd using coin-operated vending machines.

Zone Duration Rate
Mon-Sat per hour
Sun per hour
Upper car park Garden opening hours  $1 for first hour
or $2 for the day 
Lower car park Garden opening hours $1 for first hour
or $2 for the day 

Find out more about parking.


There are disabled facilities at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden and the Lakeside Trail offers universal access. This scenic sculpture-dotted route is accessible to everyone, including the disabled. Each piece of the interpretation has been translated and embossed in braille for people with vision impairments, and an audio trail has also been developed to complement the trail (available through the MyParx app).


Please note the following when entering the garden.

  • Do not damage or remove plants
  • Do not enter garden beds
  • No alcohol
  • No ball or throwing games
  • No BBQs
  • No bicycle or scooter riding
  • No pets
  • No skateboarding nor rollerblading
  • No vehicles


The Botanic Gardens of South Australia are home to a huge variety of bird and animal life that are attracted to the Gardens’ flora. We do, however, ask that you do not feed the wildlife. Find out more about animal welfare and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia.