Brisbane Botanical Gardens at Mount Coot-tha!

How to get there

The Brisbane Botanical Gardens are located at Mount Coot-tha which is approximately 17mins west from the CBD. Once you’re there there is lots of free car parking available both right outside the information centre and also across the road. We came on a Saturday during school holidays and though it was busy we still found a park in the main parking quickly.

How much it costs

To visit the actual gardens is totally free, as is the parking. You can also visit the Planetarium for free, however they do have Cosmic Skydome shows which you can buy tickets for on their website. They also have a cafe there to buy food if you didn’t bring anything to eat.

What to do there

There are so many places to visit here I couldn’t possibly list them all. Part of the wonder of these botanical garden is the different areas you can wander through and sit in. There are benches all over the gardens and along the pathways for you to just take a minute or 10. Some of our favourite areas are the arid region plants, the conifer trees, and the pond.


Just a few tips for making your day in the gardens even better! At the information centre there are some great resources for you but I would definitely recommend getting a map of the gardens to carry around with you. The area is large and there are so many pathways, it’s easy to get lost. Also don’t forget your sunscreen, water-bottle and hat. That sun can be intense!

Don’t forget to have fun! Take your time wandering through the many pathways.

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