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 Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens
- Entry is free.
How to Reach Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens
- Closest station - Molendinar Station.
- Car or bus services from Surfers Paradise and Gold Coast Airport .
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95% of people who visit Benowa include Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
75.28% of people start their Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens
Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens Reviews & Ratings
Chef was very entertaining and friendly. Food cooked to perfection although even for a garlic lover they needed to half the amount used. Staff were very attentive. Huge drinks menu. Beautiful decor. A crazy amount of food per person so very good value for money
Just seems like a nice park. Not as lush with botanicals as expected. Nice place for a walk. Lacking in colour and plant variety. Nice for an outing. Free parking.
Really nice botanical garden. Good to reach with the car. Nice place for the kids too. Public toilets 🚻 Playground Nice walks along the water and many bridges. Free entry!! Different kind of plants: bamboo, palms... Different animals Very colourful birds. It's a must see if you are interested in botanical gardens.
Attractive gardens with an interactive sensory section. There is abundant birdlife, particularly wetlands birds, which complements the experience. Cafe and information centre on site. A nice flat walk or ride from Surfers Paradise.
Great place to come and just chill out, on your own or with the family, what ever that may look like.... Great for a quiet stroll, taking out the dogs or getting the kids on the jungle gym or a quiet picnic....again a great place, like so much of the Gold Coast