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Mount Coot-Tha Brisbane Botanic Gardens REVIEW


Sometimes you need to step back and smell the flowers. And where better than our own backyard at Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-Tha. 

The Mount Coot-Tha gardens are one of Brisbane’s gems. With various tracks and a plethora of garden and plant styles, there is almost too much to look at.

You could honestly spend a whole day in the gardens. However, if limited for time or only able to visit a few areas our favourites and must see parts are definitely the Tropical display dome, Japanese garden and fern house. We didn’t make the Planetarium this day however will visit again and share our experience separately for that one.

As the garden is incredibly huge (130 acres) to be exact, at some point I’m sure you’ll want to have a rest especially if you have little ones. The gardens have also incorporated a nature based playground located behind the lagoon. The playground has a large climbing structure, slides, swings and an area filled with various rocks which allow the kids to truely absorb nature at its fullest.

There is also a lovely cafe that you are greeted with upon entry. The beautiful Botanical Gardens Cafe offers breathtaking views of part of the gardens, however if cafe dining isn’t preference than a picnic is definitely a must.

The gardens are open every day of the year between 8am to 6pm from September to March and 8am to 5pm April to August. No dogs permitted in the gardens.

Be sure to checkout their events calendar for events and regular workshops for both kids and adults.

These gardens are a Brisbane must see!

Bumped By : Bubsandreviews

Kristie is a Mum of one beautiful boy who also runs the popular page Bubs and Reviews, a Brisbane based blog sharing kid friendly cafes, playgrounds and product reviews.

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Age: Families.
Pre-Book: Just turn up.
Parking: Free parking. Recommend an early visit; especially on the weekend as it starts to get quite busy from 10am. Overflow parking across the road available.
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