Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens, BenowaCurrently Open
- Address: 258 Ashmore Rd, Benowa QLD 4217, Australia
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-755816984
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Play Ground, Botanical Garden, Tour, Entertainment, Broadway, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
About Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens, Benowa
The Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens is a definite digression that you should take while travelling down the Gold Coast. Located in Benowa, the Gardens are at a close 10 minutes’ drive from the center of Surfer`s paradise. The Botanical Gardens can be explored in various ways. You can enjoy a stroll on the boardwalks around the lake, a children's playground, enjoy picnic or barbecue in one of the picnic areas, and even treat the dog to a play in the off-leash dog area. Guided tour is available by prior appointment. Enjoy the other highlights like smell and touch plants of Sensory Garden and Rose Garden. Take a walk between mangrove to mountain to learn about their local plants and marvel in the beauty of butterflies in the butterfly garden. The friend`s centre at the garden has also recently started freshly grown ground coffee, loose leaves and gluten free treats for its visitors. The Botanical Gardens are considered as a heritage by the Australian Government; therefore they introduce new activities to keep the public involved. One of the most recent introductions is of DiG - Discovery in the Gardens – a hands-on science, family fun day with heaps of fun. This initiative also comprises of free shows and activities for science and nature lovers, young and old.
Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens Information
- Please don’t collect plants or flowers and climb on trees.
- Please don’t feed the birds or walk on garden beds.
- Please be aware there is no skateboarding, trail biking or camping allowed.
- Don`t take drinks to the green area.
Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
How To reach Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens by Public Transport
- Closest station - Molendinar Station.
- Car or bus services from Surfers Paradise and Gold Coast Airport .
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Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens, Benowa Reviews
A truly beautiful and well kept botanic garden that offers both a place to meditate and admire beauty as well as a nice children's playground where things can be a little noisier. The gardens offer spectacular views from different spots where one can stand or sit. My personal favorite is the ability to set up a blanket under a canopy and enjoy a beautiful picnic with friends and family. I particularly like how it's not crowded. Even when a wedding is hosted there, one can easily walk around and share the beauty. My only complaint is that I don't live near enough to go more frequently!
Such a beautiful setting. We bring our little girl to play on the swings and she loves it. There is so much to do for all ages. Great location to hold parties or other family get togethers or there’s so much open space you can escape and be alone. They have a memorial section dedicated to fallen Australian soldiers that adds a great touch. Oh also an off leash dog area so the fur kids don’t miss out either. There is a flat shared walk/cycle path suitable for disabled people so seriously this place has it all. Did I forget there are public toilets and bbq’s as well. Seriously if you haven’t been treat yourself, it’s FREE.
This is one of the best parks I have been too. I take my grandchildren there and we scooter. The pathways are ideal and there is lots to see. My only suggestion is to add some seating around the playground area that is in the shade.
Great place to catch up with friends for a picnic. The gardens are clean and tidy, plenty of wild life around to watch and listen to. Great time for all
A beautiful park for a day out with the family. Bring the kids bikes and scooters and don’t forget your picnic! Our fave!