Desert Blooms at Cactus Country
- Duration: 1 Days
- Location: Strathmerton, Victoria
This Spring see the blooms unfold in flowering season, our favourite time of year!
Enjoy the perfect family day out of an insta-worthy exploration. Home to the biggest collection of cacti in Australia, our 12 acres of gardens are ready to be explored.
Flowering season is one of the most spectacular times of the year and not to be missed! Explore the eight different trails across the garden then refuel and relax in our bar and restaurant. Try our delicious cactus cake or cactus ice cream, cactus cider for the adults, or enjoy homemade nachos for a flavour explosion!
Featuring the flowers from 4000 species of cacti and succulents.
This ticket can be transferred on site when you arrive (just remember we are open Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 5pm!).
What should I wear and/or bring?
- Hat and Sunscreen (especially in summer)
- Closed in shoes (it's a bit prickly ‘round these parts)
- Camera (we have lots of great photo opportunities!)
Do you have food and drinks for purchase?
Por supuesto – of course! We have a little Mexican cafe with delicious choices, including Nachos with Pulled Pork, Mexican Chicken, Chili Con Carne, and Vegetarian Chili.
Dessert in the desert? Sí! Our desserts are all made on site! Be sure to try our Cactus Cake made from the leaf of the Prickly Pear cactus and our Ice Cream made from some of the many cactus fruits we pick seasonally.
Adults can also indulge in a Cactus Cider made from Cactus fruit and Cactus Gin. Or enjoy a Frozen Margarita on tap (these are super popular in the warmer months!).
We have lots of tasty options that are muy autentico!
Can I bring my dog?
We are pet-friendly! We just ask you to keep your furry friends on a leash and clean up after them.
Can I do a photoshoot?
Yes! Please flick us an email if you'd like to find out more about doing a photoshoot here: email@example.com
Need a great place to stay near the cacti?
If you’re looking for a unique, pet-friendly place to stay while you’re up on the Murray River, check out our son John’s spot: The Paddock at Ulupna.
“Adventure by day and magic by night!”
A picturesque retreat on 180 acres of beautiful Australian bushland and only 10 minutes from Cactus Country, The Paddock at Ulupna is the perfect spot for weddings, family events, business functions, and quiet getaways.
They have eight self-contained cabins with full kitchens and AC, 15 caravan camping spots, and a 234-square-meter, hand-built mud-brick event space. Located on Ulupna Island – nestled between the Ulupna Creek and the Murray River – they are a 5-minute drive to natural river beaches perfect for a refreshing swim, BBQing delicious local saltbush lamb, and enjoying the tranquil atmosphere.
At night, sit around the campfire to tell stories and watch kangaroos snack on the nearby grass. Look up for not only the most incredible stargazing but also to find koalas in the trees – Fluffy Butt and River are their most beloved regulars.
John would love to host you for an unforgettable getaway!
Learn More Here: PaddockAtUlupna.com.au
What if I have more questions?
Flick us an email any time! firstname.lastname@example.org
Children (5-15 years) $10
Infants aged 0-5 years free
*2 Adults & 4 Children
For any group booking enquiries