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Wilson Botanic Park Berwick

There’s so much to enjoy, experience and explore at Wilson Botanic Park Berwick. Begin to soak up the beauty of this 39 hectare natural botanical wonderland as soon as you enter the gates.

History of Wilson Botanic Park Berwick

Wilson Botanic Park Berwick dates back to 1859 when it was founded as a quarry. In the late 1980s, together with Friends of Wilson Botanic Park Berwick we started to transform the park into the beautiful area it is today.

Things to do at the park

Whether you want to be active or just relax, the park has something for everyone.

Plant collections

For well over 100 years the site was basalt quarry which has now been transformed into one of City of Casey's Premier Parks. Wilson Botanic Park focuses on a number of plant collection primarily for conservation, education and recreational purposes.

Bee on a flower

Surrounded by the expanding urban environment, Wilson Botanic Park Berwick is an island oasis to many birds and animals. Most visitors are fortunate to see some of the precious wildlife that inhabit the park. This includes turtles, birds and the occasional blue tongue lizard.

Friends of Wilson Botanic Park Berwick

The Friends of Wilson Botanic Park Berwick is an active community group that guides the development of the park.

Accessibility at Wilson Botanic Park Berwick

We aim to provide access for all at Wilson Botanic Park Berwick. Please contact on 9707 5818 for further enquiries regarding accessibility.

Events at Wilson Botanic Park

There's plenty to see and do at Wilson Botanic Park. Check out what's coming up.

Room for hire at Wilson Botanic Park Berwick

Book early to host your next birthday party or family function at one of our BBQ shelters or Multipurpose Room.

Restriction updates

Wilson Botanic Park Berwick remains open to the public to support general health and wellbeing in our community at this challenging time.

We do ask that you strictly obey the social distancing measures in place, as we all continue to play our part in curbing the spread of COVID-19:

  • You can travel up to 25km from your home for exercise and shopping. There is no time limit for leaving home.
  • Outdoor gatherings increase to 10 people.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres distance between yourself and others
  • Wear a face mask and BYO hand sanitiser/ wipes.

The following amenities are OPEN to the public:

  • Vehicle and pedestrian gates
  • Car park
  • Public toilets
  • Playground
  • BBQs
  • Picnic sites

The following amenities are CLOSED to the public:

  • Visitor Centre
  • Drinking fountains
  • Bird Hide
  • Hoo Hoo Tower

Please check the DHHS website to find restrictions updates.

Please note: This information is up to date with current restrictions and may change without notice. Please continue to check the website or Facebook page for updates.

Find more information on coronavirus restrictions across Casey via the website.

With 39 hectares to be explored, the park has over 1000 different plants species, with both natives and exotics. You can see over 80 different species of birds as well as turtles, frogs, lizards and snakes. Keep this in mind as you enjoy the park.

You can use our picnic areas and BBQ facilities to relax with friends, and kids love the playground. You can also explore the wonderful walking tracks around the park.

If you are a bird watcher, you can enjoy our Birdhide. It is perched on the edge of the Basalt Lake and provides the perfect cover to see some of our native wildlife.

668 Princes Highway, Berwick, Vic 3806
(Pedestrian access via gates at Princes Hwy, Bournevale Drive & Kramar Drive)
Non-daylight savings: 7.00am - 6.00pm
Daylight savings: 7.00am - 9.00pm
Visitor centre: closed
Free (special events may incur a charge)

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