Brisbane Day Trips

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

You’re already starting to appreciate that there is so much to see and do in the Olympic City of Brisbane, Australia. One of those must-see places is most assuredly the Brisbane Botanic Gardens in the picturesque foothills of Mt Coot-tha.

A few of the great things about the botanic gardens are that entry is free, it is open every day of the year, and it is luxuriously green and filled with the botany and wildlife of eastern Queensland.

Once You’re There

There’s a fair bit of parking on site but the Brisbane Botanic Gardens are a popular spot for weddings and day trips, so you will want to allow a little bit of time to find a car park.

Of course, the gardens are only 8 kilometers (5.3 miles) from the center of the city so you can quite easily taxi or Uber there to spare some parking worries.

Photo of girl at Brisbane Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens courtesy of My beautiful Baby

Once you are there, make your way (the first time) through the information centre. Pick up a park map so you can plan your exploration. Get some tips from the volunteers and find out what is on in the gardens.

You can join a free guided walk and the tours for groups of up to ten people don’t even need a booking. Talk about spontaneous fun!

Pick a spot and settle in and observe intently some of Australia’s vast local and international flora and fauna.

The more adventurous visitors can explore one of the many walking tracks up and around Mt Coot-tha. Don’t forget to pack some water and snacks.

Dogs are not allowed in the gardens unless the dog is an assistance dog or a guide dog.

The park closes at different times during the year (thanks to the shorter days during winter) so make sure you find out what time the gates close on the days you visit.

Getting to Mt Coot-tha Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Getting to the Mt Coot-that Brisbane Botanic Gardens is easiest by car. For the fit and fit-to-be, you can plot a course and walk in.

For More Information

Brisbane Council’s Botanic Gardens Website

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Visitor Map

Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Facebook Page