About Botanical Garden Of The Austral University Of Chile

This botanical garden was first created in 1955 by one of the founders of the Austral University. This was done with the sole aim of housing and protecting the flora of the country.

This is now home to more than 950 species of trees divided into various sections. They all are duly registered and classified.  As of now, work is in progress to transform this into a centre for research, education and culture. This aims to facilitate the transfer of knowledge to various social actors. The University of Austral is on its way to becoming a pioneer in the development of a complex botanical garden.

For visitors, it is a great place to enjoy some peace and quiet among the variety of trees. Enjoy a stroll, or just choose to sit on the benches and breathe in some fresh and pure air. You can also enjoy a lovely picnic by the riverside.

Take a break from your hectic life and reconnect with nature in this garden. It is sure to leave you energized and rejuvenated.

Must See

•    Spend an afternoon amidst the trees and the lovely greenery
•    Explore the 950 different species of the well-maintained flora and fauna
•    Identifying and connecting with the different varieties of plants become easier as they are classified scientifically

How to reach

Distance from Pichoy airport to the botanical garden of Austral University is 31 km.

Travel Time: 55 minutes
Fare: $ 2

Travel Time: 41 minutes
Fare: $ 13 to $ 16

Travel Time: 41 minutes
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Travel Time: 41 minutes
Fare: $ 21 to $ 24


•    You might be disappointed if you compare this place to the gardens in the larger cities. The huge trees and well-groomed paths make this place worth visiting
•    This is a must-visit especially if you are interested in the old Gondwanan links. The place is filled with large old trees particularly conifers
•    With an abundance of greenery and people walking around, the place gives out positive vibes. You come out feeling energized and happy
•    If you plan to spend some quiet time, take a blanket or a mat to place on the grass. It may be wet during autumn and winter
•    A great place to hang out and spend some quality time with friends and family. You can also choose to get some ‘me time’ to meditate or read
•    A ‘dendrophile’ or a tree lover can spend hours here identifying different species of trees and other vegetation
•    You can enjoy the river as well, as the water comes up the side of the park. Get to witness 2 attractions in a single place
•    It is a great place especially for the little ones as they can run around to their heart’s content and breathe in fresh air

Visit Time

Summer Months
Sunday:         8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday:         8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday:        8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday:   8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday:       8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday:            8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday:       8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Winter Months
Sunday:            9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday:            9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday:           9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday:      9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday:         9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday:              9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday:         9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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