Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
At the entrance to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens is the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium , the only stand-alone planetarium in Australia...
Mt Coot-tha Reserve
About 7km west of the city centre, Mt Coot-tha Reserve is a 220-hectare bush reserve that’s teeming with wildlife (mostly of the possum...
Friendly community shop with a great range of recycled bikes assembled by staff with reconditioned parts.
Serving up chess, coffee and chocolate (che-co-cho) , this charming, lived-in cafe also has live music most nights (jazz, blues, world).
This delightful little cafe, great for vegetarian options, has good-value meals for those on a tight budget. Scrambled tofu on Turkish...
Lonely Planet review
At the foot of Mt Coot-tha are the lush Brisbane Botanic Gardens , which extend for 52 hectares and include over 20,000 species of plants. It’s a wonderful spot for a picnic (there are shaded areas and toilets) or ideal for simply wandering through the many gardens. Highlights include the fragrant plant and herb garden, tropical dome and bonsai house.