I took two children, 7 and 9, into the Botanics and they were given a leaflet of animals and plants to spot. This kept them entertained for an hour at least. We also saw a Japanese garden, a huge bamboo garden and something called the lizard bridge upon which we saw lizard after lizard! They were on the bridge, in the river, fighting on the rocks and up the trees! There was a musical chair and stone creatures to find. We also saw bush turkeys, all kinds of birds and little furries.
After the children's walk, we went up the mountain, an easy enough walk for older children as it was not far and found ourselves at the lake which had turtles swimming, more lizards and turkeys. They also saw waterfalls and butterflies.
There are excellent facilities at the gardens and up the mountain, toilets, drinking water etc. the lookout point shows a breathtaking view of Brisbane city.
As usual, the rangers were friendly and informative, the roads and paths well kept and clean. A good day of fresh air and interesting things to see.