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City Botanic Gardens

The City Botanic Gardens is Brisbane's oldest public park, filled with life and colour thanks to an extensive native and exotic flora collection. The central location of the garden in the CBD means both office workers and visitors can readily enjoy its tranquil open spaces, which are broken up by sculptures, ornamental ponds, and walking tracks. The City Botanic Gardens grew out of a botanic reserve established in 1828 to supply food and officially opened to the public in 1855. Its first curator Walter Hill experimented with introducing new crops and plants to the area.

  • Take the free hour-long guided walking tour of the City Botanic Gardens to learn about its history in Brisbane and the numerous plant species and features of the park.
  • Walk through the gardens to see the many attractions scattered throughout, including the Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Mangrove Boardwalk, and Walter Hill Fountain.
  • Attend a festival or watch international music stars perform at Riverstage, an outdoor venue that hosts some of the biggest acts that pass through the city of Brisbane.

The expansive City Botanic Gardens are hard to miss whilst in Brisbane. It has entrances on Alice Street at Edward and Albert Streets, George Street at the Parliament House entrance, and the Goodwill Bridge. It is just a 15-minute walk from Brisbane’s city centre and from Roma Street and Central railway stations. Other public transport options include the free Loop bus and the City Cat and City Ferry. The City Botanic Gardens is bike-friendly and a popular recreational spot for cyclists. Beer lovers should note the fantastic and lively Belgian Beer Café is a 5-minute stroll away on Mary Street.

Hotels near City Botanic Gardens

139 hotels near City Botanic Gardens

1 Evolution Apartments

4 stars
4.0 / 5 122 reviews

18 Tank Street Map

Stylish and sophisticated, Evolution Apartments makes for a suitable retreat for urbane travellers visiting the Queensland capital. This Brisbane hotel offers chic accommodations, central location... More

2 Novotel Brisbane

4 stars
4.5 / 5 41 reviews

200 Creek Street Map

Novotel Brisbane Hotel invites business and leisure travellers to elegant accommodations set in a convenient city centre location. Aside from shopping at the famous Queen Street Mall, visitors can... More

3 Oaks Festival Towers Brisbane

4 stars
4.3 / 5 121 reviews

108 Albert Street Map

Set just a kilometre away from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and Museum of Brisbane, Oaks Festival Towers Brisbane makes for an ideal starting point for business and leisure travellers... More

4 The Sebel Brisbane

4 stars
4.4 / 5 47 reviews

Cnr Charlotte & Albert Street Map

The Sebel Brisbane offers corporate and leisure travellers modern and contemporary accommodations ideally set in the heart of the vibrant Queensland capital. While on a Brisbane holiday, tourists... More

5 Punthill Brisbane

4 stars
4.4 / 5 24 reviews

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6 Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane, Anzac Square

4 stars
4.4 / 5 163 reviews

255 Ann Street Map

Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane, Anzac Square invites travellers to stylish accommodations housed in a historic architecture set in the bustling central business district in the Queensland capital.... More

7 Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane

4 stars
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9 Glenelg Street South Bank Map

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8 Oaks 212 Margaret Brisbane

4 stars
4.2 / 5 53 reviews

212 Margaret Street Map

Set in the central business district, Oaks 212 Margaret Brisbane makes for a convenient base for travellers exploring the historic and entertainment centres in the Australia capital. This Brisbane... More

9 Mantra On Queen Brisbane

4 stars
4.3 / 5 41 reviews

570 Queen Street Map

Providing contemporary apartments in a 30-storey building, Mantra On Queen Brisbane Hotel is a suitable business and holiday base just a short walk to Brisbane city centre. In free time, tourists... More

10 Mercure Brisbane King George Square

3 stars
4.1 / 5 15 reviews

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Travellers looking for a convenient starting point for exploring the vibrant Brisbane find strategic base at the centrally set Mercure Brisbane King George Square. This retreat in the Queensland... More