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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 #10 of 153 Attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have spent some very pleasant lunch hours here. The gardens are very well kept, there are many paved pathways to explore, and expansive green spaces to stretch out and catch some rays, or join one of the personal training sessions and burn off a kilo or two. It is great to have a park like this to escape the... More

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Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Close to the city. Wonderful views from Mt. Coot-tha and lovely to walk around the gardens after lunch in the cafe.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

these gardens were flooded not long ago, however they are still very nice. One other garden on the hill also in the city vicinity has a small train going through and a lgreat variety of botanical plants. Bridges and a river is also flowing through making it a wonderful strole through nature. There is a pleasant cafeteria at the bottom... More

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Spilsby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A popular, pay before you eat, self service cafe. The food is excellent and the view is marvellous. The gardens are free entry and are extensive and at times breathtaking in their splendour. Lookout for glimpses of the native wildlife between the plants!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens are a great day trip from Brisbane, especially if you are into nature and the outdoors. The gardens are well maintained, modern, and free. You can easily kill half a day here. Take a half-hour bus ride from the city through the suburbs to get here and enjoy walking paths, beautiful trees and gardens, and some... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

About 10 minutes drive from the city, also served by buses, these are big gardens with an interesting variety of habitats. We love the contrast of the cacti garden vs the tropical dome, and of the open parkland vs the tropical rainforest gullies. Gardens are well maintained and there is reasonable plant information signage. Plenty of parking, it can get... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I recently caught up with family at Mt Cootha. We had morning tea and a lovely walk through the nearby walking trails and then on to have lunch and another walk through the gardens. The gardens are lovely and we were lucky enough to see a rather large carpet sunning itself across the water feature (safe distance) and make its... More

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

One day is not enough this is more lake a national park in England. Everything on such a big scale and you must check out the view from the lookout. Great restaurant overlooks one of the many gardens

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have been there many times over the years for a relaxing and interesting walk around. Even if the garden has lost some ground to the construction of the nearby tunnel, it is still very large. It hosts a variety of plant and has a very large pond. Other facilities around the garden are the library, which has a very... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It's a little out of town, but there's a bus right to the gardens, and it's worth the ride. If you drive, there's plenty of parking. I visited and walked around just two sections of the gardens in the afternoon. There were so many plants from which new ones would grow from cuttings, and I resisted sneaking little bits. Oh,... More

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