Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne has received a $3.3 million grant from the Regional Tourism Investment Fund – Stimulus Round to develop eco-tourism improvements.
The funding will establish the Gardens as the premier eco-tourism attraction in the south-east corridor through wildlife protection initiatives, improved entrances and upgrades to nature play and hospitality facilities.
Cranbourne Gardens is already one of Victoria’s major nature destinations. A nature reserve where visitors can experience more than 300 hectares of remnant bushland rich with local wildlife and flora, alongside the stunning and internationally acclaimed Australian Garden botanical landscape displays.
“This $3.3 million of infrastructure funding will provide safer access to all Victorians, as well as tourists from interstate, and soon overseas again” says Tim Entwisle, Director and Chief Executive of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.
“It funds wildlife protection, more accessible entrances, safer tracks through the nature reserve and new visitor facilities, as well as further interpretation and improvements to the specially curated native landscapes within the Australian Garden.”