Visitor Information

Front entrance artwork

Due to our open exposure and our non-essential business status, Edendale (including the indigenous plant nursery) is remaining closed to the public for the time being as Council works through the challenges to reopen safely. Further advice will be provided on Tuesday 9 June.  

We will continue to monitor and update as the situation changes in coming weeks. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates.


Usual Opening Hours

9.30am to 4.30pm 7 days a week

Closed on Christmas Day

Closed on Severe or Code Red fire danger days.


2 disabled parking spaces - main car park         

29 spaces - main car park

Additional parking at main entrance and at Eltham North Adventure Playground off Wattletree Rd ( easy 3 minute walk to our North entrance)

No coach access past main entrance gate


Gold coin donation, donation boxes are situated around the site.

Recommended donation of $2 per visitor. 

Group visits

Recommended small group donation of $10.

Larger groups welcome but prior notice of visit is welcomed. Donation by arrangement.

Bookings using designated spaces or Tours by arrangement.


Bring a picnic or purchase food from cafe eden, the alfresco café onsite.

Drinking taps and water bottle refill station available. 

Undercover areas

Our Shelter spaces have bench seating and trestle tables.

**Undercover areas are limited with our shelters often booked for  birthday parties (weekends)  and school visits (weekdays). 


Public and disabled facilities on site. 

Disabled access

Disabled parking available.

Turn around area for mini buses ( no coaches).

Concrete walking paths and ramps to buildings.

Gravel path access to animal areas and café. 


No dogs

No balloons

No excessive alcohol or loud music

Bike riders are asked to dismount on entry