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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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Canberra, Australia
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290 reviews 290 reviews
122 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Free entry, shaded paths to wander, beautifully landscaped. Coffee at the entrance, a great place to escape the city and spend a chilled afternoon. And if small people in the party, check out the water dragons.

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timaru new zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

beatiful settings and walks paths, very relaxing, very nice cafe eatery. We really enjoyed our time at the gardens on a beautifull brisbane day

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The gardens were laid out well with beautiful plant specimens and well labeled. After we hiked down Mt Coot-Tha and found our way to the Botanical gardens the first stop was the cafe where we snacked and rested before heading out into the gardens. The gardens close to the cafe are really mostly plants from around the world and not... More

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

You need a day to experience this ginormous parklands, but its definitely worth it. Actually, going in August/September shows the true magnificence, because everything is in bloom. I don't want to spoil it for anyone by saying all the awesome things about it, so just go have a look (with some lunch. DO NOT forget your lunch. Believe me, you'll... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

These gardens are huge and we find it best to make short visits to specific areas -such as the fern house. However there are also short walks through native vegetation. Often there are shows by special interest groups such as orchid or bromeliad growers. Wheel chair access is also good as is car access so we can take my old... More

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