Dairy Farm Nature Park Overview

Fanning over a whopping 75 hectares, Dairy Farm Nature Park is decorated with lush green plants which welcomes several people to explore the natural beauty in this park. Pleasant trails of this park are perfect for anyone who wishes to enjoy biking and hiking up the hill while enjoying the picturesque views of the park.

A venture into the Dairy farm nature park takes you into the upcountry and rustic surroundings that remind you of the good old days. Located in the upper portion of the Bukit Timah area, the park was initially a cowshed and now houses the Wallace Environmental learning lab. The entire park has beautiful spots to relax and take pictures but the south-western portion is specially a rejuvenating wetland and a great spot for photography

Dairy Farm Nature Park is popular among people visiting Singapore chiefly because it has lush green surroundings. Apart from that, the Wallace environmental learning lab provides ample opportunities for visitors to learn about the place and dairy farming techniques. The Wallace education center and Wallace trail are named after Alfred Wallace to honor his contributions to the field of science. For those interested in exploring Singapore travel packages, Dairy Farm Nature Park offers a serene retreat amidst the city's bustling attractions.

The area is a habitat for beautiful flora along with some endangered species of birds like the grebe bird which thrive here. The Park also offers many recreational activities like hiking and biking apart from taking elaborate treks. Nature lovers will love this place for its sheer beauty. The huge 75 hectares park also offers a great opportunity for mountain biking, and hiking for the fitness enthusiasts.

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• An exclusive mountain biking trail that takes you on a wonderful journey through the greenery.
• The iconic Wallace trail takes you through Singapore’s heritage along with captivating flora and fauna.
• The park covers a vast area of 75 hectares, featuring the Wallace Education Center where one can learn about the wildlife in the dairy farm.
• Singapore’s first community nursery is set up in Dairy Farm Nature Park where volunteers can cultivate and nurture endangered native plants collected from the nearby forests from seeds or wildlings.


• Wheelchair Accessible

How To Reach

By Bus:

  • 966, 971, 973: Alight at Petir Road (Bus stop ID: 44369 & 44361)
  • 67, 75, 170, 176, 178, 184, 961, 961M, 963, 970, 973: Alight at Upper Bukit Timah Road, Hillview Station (Bus stop ID: 43061 & 43069)
  • 973: Alight at Dairy Farm Road (Bus stop ID: 43961 & 43969)

By MRT: Alight at Hillview MRT Station, take Exit A. It is about 1.5 km from the station to the Wallace Education Center

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the nature park in a day is in the morning and late afternoon. In summers, the trail to the quarry can get tough owing to extreme heat conditions. If you visit the place in summer, it is recommended to carry enough water and sunblock. The best time during the year is between October and May when the weather is welcoming and pleasant.

In the morning timing between 8.30 and 10.30 is apt and later in the afternoon between 4 and 5 also is a great time. Whichever time you opt for, remember to be dressed in comfortable clothes and also carry a repellent to battle the mosquitoes.

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Other Essential Information

Here is the list of few places to stay near Dairy Farm Nature Park:

a.Orchard Hotel Singapore: The property is an absolute delight with bars, lounges, evening entertainment clubs and much more. It is a short walk from the MRT station and has been enhanced in terms of space and ideation. The Hotel also features an Olympic sized swimming arena with a life-size chess board for entertainment. 

b.Park Avenue Rochester Hotel: The contemporary business hotel has well-designed and serviced rooms with tastefully done interiors and furniture. The place also has a great selection of food varieties and a happening pub. The place is also surrounded by hip and happening marketplace and other eat outs. 

c.Goodwood Park Hotel: One of Singapore's most known heritage property, this 5-star hotel is beautiful amidst nature. The place earlier was a national monument which later got converted into a heritage hotel. The best part about the abode is that much of the ancient architecture and designs have been retained to give the hotel that royal touch. 

d.Park Hotel Alexandra: The Hotel is synonymous with a comfortable stay and modern comprehensive services. You will love to come here often because the hotel is located very close to nature and away from the hustle and bustle. 

e.Hotel Ibis Singapore West Coach: This hotel offers trendy solutions to a comfortable stay. You will find this place extremely famous for its grills and bakes. It is also close to many other sight-seeing options and offers good deals on food and stay.

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Restaurants near Dairy Farm Nature Park

a. iO Italian Osteria: To tease your taste buds with authentic Italian delicacies, the restaurant is an absolute must-visit. The theme of the restaurant encourages the visitors to relax and unwind for enjoying a casual dining experience. The food is prepared fresh by expert chefs in house and presented to you for enjoying the flavors of Italy.

b.Sam’s Cottage: A great place to hang out, you will find an amalgamation of reasonable food and drinks to enjoy with your friends and family. You will find delectable dishes to try from Malaysian and Indonesian cuisines which the restaurant specializes in. Sam’s Cottage offers a casual dining experience along with a fun and welcoming atmosphere making it a great place to unwind.

c.Swensen’st: A classic American restaurant with loads of mouth-watering dishes which are increasingly catching up on the taste buds of Singapore. The menu is quite elaborate and the place offers multiple options such as Ribeye Steak, Fish and Chips, and many more. Overall, this place is really enjoyable, especially with the music playing in the background and the refreshing ambiance.

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Tips To Visit Dairy Farm Nature Park:

  • Be dressed in comfortable clothes and trek-friendly shoes. Heels and boots are not recommended.
  • The park has the facility of taking a wheelchair.
  • No pets are allowed to be taken inside the park.
  • Monkeys are to be left alone. They are not meant to be fed because they might then get out of control.
  • Always ensure that you check the reports of the weather conditions beforehand because the trail becomes extremely dangerous during intense storms.

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Point of Interest for Dairy Farm Nature Park
 Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

There is a separate mountain biking trail at the park designated for biking enthusiasts. The visitors who opt for mountain biking should be sure enough to follow all the instructions to the T. There is no scope of walking around the trail.Feel physically agile in addition to enjoying the beautiful visions that welcomes you.

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The sights here are so spectacular that one will be coerced to capture them. The natural habitat at the park is a great spot for taking pictures. You cannot help but get immersed in the beautiful world of greenery and the vibrant energies surrounding you.

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Wallace Trail

Wallace Trail

If you are a very keen observer of nature, flora and fauna and that is what your ultimate desire is, then Dairy Farm Wallace Trail is perfect for you. You will be able to see the remainder of the Kampong Village, a part of Singapore’s heritage and know about the countryside from the perspective of the famous naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace. You can either pick up your trail from the Wallace Education center (1km) or go through the longer route (2 km).

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Wallace Education Center

Wallace Education Center

An education gallery where you get to learn about the biogeography and biodiversity of the region. It is a perfect place for visitors of all ages to gain insights about insects and other diverse wildlife of Dairy Farm through the several interactive exhibits at the Wallace Education Center. You will be able to explore the natural world with magnifying glasses in the Citizen Science Lab, a trick-eye wall and 3D models of biodiversity found in the area. Themed exhibitions are also regularly held in the gallery to engage tourists and make learning a bit more fun. Timings: 8.30am to 5pm (Tuesday to Sunday), Closed on every Monday

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Bring Out The Artist in You

Bring Out The Artist in You

This is one of the activities enthusiastically followed by people which is held once a month. Bring out the artist in you while you sketch and draw the scenic surroundings that add colors to your life. The Rustic looking park is a treasure trove of great activities that one can indulge in while on their visit.

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Dairy Farm Nature Park FAQs

What are the dos and don’ts of the Dairy farm nature park?

When nature has endowed us with its gifts, we have to preserve it and cherish it like a piece of jewelry. Some of the things you can and should not do have been enlisted as below:

If you are involved in mountain biking or trekking, be certain that you do not go out of your trail. You mustn't break the rules for your safety.

Any amenities that are available in the park should not be exploited. They have to be used till the optimum level.

Keeping your surroundings clean is a lesson learnt while we were young but it has to be followed everywhere including here. Any eatables or trash which you might want to discard has to be done in garbage bins located at different places.

Even if you are with your friends or family, you are expected to keep the noise levels at a bare minimum to enjoy the sweet sound of nature.

Do not park at a random place. If you want your vehicle to be safe, park at the designated spots for cars only. 

Smoking is strictly prohibited and No-smoking signs have been put up at different places to establish the same.

Do not pluck any flowers on your trails. Let them be where they are supposed to be!

Respect the animals there and refrain from feeding and let them be.

Pay heed to the opening and closing hours. Do not disobey the rules concerning timings.

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Are there nursing rooms and baby centers within Dairy Farm Nature Park?

There are selected shelters and restrooms that can be used for nursing babies. There are no separate rooms or quarters specifically for nursing them.

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What should I wear to Dairy Farm Nature Park?

It is advisable to wear comfortable clothing which will help your body stay cool as the weather in Singapore is generally warm. Clothes that stick to your body might prove to be uncomfortable hence it is advised that you wear pants and t-shirts that are comfortable along with the shoes that will help you enjoy long walks easily.

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Tell me about hiking and walking in Dairy Farm Nature Park?

The USP of this locale is its walking trail that is thoroughly enjoyable. Wallace's trail is the most famous walking trail at the park. The trail promises a woody venture into thick forests and an exquisite show of flora and fauna. The trail has two routes and the route that can be opted depends on how tough you are as a trekker.

Once you are on the trail you will also see several great places. You will be able to see the remnants of Kampong village and also witness some beholding sights truly meant to be photographed. The dairy farm is pretty famous for hiking and people from all over come here to enjoy the trails.

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Can I take food inside the park?

Yes, outside eatables are allowed inside the park but there are many restaurants in the vicinity. Hence there is no need to carry a lot of eatables. Although, do keep in mind that feeding animals in the park is strictly prohibited.

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What are the things I should carry to the park?

Some of the essentials you need to pack in your big bag are water, essential medicines, extra pairs of clothes, first-aid kit, Baby food, mosquito repellents, sunblock, glares, a hat and some snacks or energy bars.

If you are keen on trekking then don’t forget to wear trekking shoes and bring a torchlight, hand sanitizers, the trek route map and additionally a swiss knife.

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