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Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha

Mt. Coot-tha Road | Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland 4066, Australia
07 3403 2532
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Ranked #13 of 156 Attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Gardens, Lookouts, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: An oasis for wildlife, the Gardens feature 52 hectares of plants from Australia and all around the world. Horticultural and art and craft shows are... more » Owner description: An oasis for wildlife, the Gardens feature 52 hectares of plants from Australia and all around the world. Horticultural and art and craft shows are displayed in the Auditorium most weekends and free volunteer guided walks leave the Information Centre, Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) at 11 am and 1 pm. Alternatively you may like to explore the Gardens via one, or all, of the three self-guided trails available. « less
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Lovely surroundings, cafe/restaurant fairly basic, but great for family wanting a nice easy day out in lovely surroundings.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great sight, great food, service excellent Our overseas visitor telling me we should every one up there.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It's right next to the Planetarium, so we wandered in to kill time on a Saturday afternoon. There was no staff at the entry or any where inside the gardens and we relied on the free map, picked up at the gate. While it was nice to see local wildlife (brush turkeys and water dragons) wandering freely, the gardens themselves... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The botanical gardens are so relaxing. The air is so clean and is alive with various birds. The next thing i knew i was at the QUT university. I would love to have such a garden nearby my uni. I even saw 2 lizards fighting! Some great pictures were taken.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I had a great day walking around the large gardens. Some Highlights were the big lake with a lot of bird life as well as the dome and bonsai enclosures. The Japanese Gardens were beautiful too. Many people were having a picnic. We forgot, but there is a lovely cafe where we were given yummy foods in generous portions. Great... More

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Nanango, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

These gardens have a world wide reputation and we were not disappointed. We spent 6 hours just wandering around and the atmosphere was great. Even tho we knew there were hundreds of others enjoying the gardens we only saw small groups or individuals. Well maintained and well sign posted. The staff are courteous and helpful.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Had a busy weekend and ended it with a spring picic in the grounds of the Mt Cootha botanic gardens. Such a lovely spot with plenty of secluded areas yet plenty of spots to catch the spring sunshine. The grounds were very well kept and the family relly enojoyed the surroundsings. Flowers just starting to come out now so get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I spent the afternoon walking around these beautiful gardens, they are well worth a visit if you visit Brisbane. There are benches dotted around the gardens to sit and enjoy the views. We took a picnic, which many others also do, and enjoyed lunch overlooking a beautiful lake. We saw plenty of wildlife here too including Cockatoos and lizards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

very large gardens with a substantial variety of plants, sights and picnic areas. Best enjoyed in mid to late spring when the flowers are in full bloom. Pack a picnic and enjoy the fresh air. Look out for the Koi in the Japanese garden (very hard to spot) and the Water Dragons on the bridge. There is also a specialty... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Overpriced food and very little service, the restaurant was not pram friendly and nether were the staff. we arrived at 3pm for a light afternoon snack and were promptly informed by a snippy waitress that the kitchen was closed but we could eat from the display cabinet. Food was overpriced and looked like it was days old. We chose a... More

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