Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
At the entrance to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha is the newly renovated Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, the biggest...
Mt Coot-tha Reserve
A 15-minute drive or bus ride from the city, this huge bush reserve is topped by 287m Mt Coot-tha (more of a hill, really). On the...
Friendly community shop with a handsome range of recycled bikes assembled by staff with reconditioned parts. Very hipster.
Authentic Italian gelato in dinky little tubs or cones, perfect for a promenade on a humid Brisbane evening. Try the classic salted...
Mt Coot-tha Rd · interesting places nearby
Brisbane Botanic Gardens information
At the base of Mt Coot-tha, these 52-hectare gardens have a plethora of mini ecologies on display: cactus, bonsai and herb gardens, rainforests, arid zones… You’ll feel like you’re traversing the globe in all its vegetated splendour! Free guided walks are at 11am and 1pm Monday and Saturday; free minibus tours at 10.30am Monday to Friday.
To get here via public transport, take bus 471 from Adelaide St in the city, opposite King George Sq ($6.10, 25 minutes).