Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens are the perfect place to escape the crowds into nature. Featuring board walks over the beautiful lake, sensory gardens and a cafe with delicious organic coffee, what more could you ask for?
What Is It?
Located at just a 10 minute drive from central Surfers Paradise, the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are a tranquil escape into nature set on 31 hectares of land overlooking the Gold Coast Hinterland.
Featuring a sensory garden where you can get up close with the plants, a rose garden, native ecosystems along the mangroves to mountains trail and much more, the botanical gardens are a great place to relax.
The gardens also feature large boardwalks surrounding and across the beautiful lake, where you can see birds, turtles and even eels!
Just past the lake you will find a children’s playground, as well as a large bamboo garden that is great for playing hide and seek. In this area you will also find plenty of barbecues and seating areas, making it the perfect place for a get together.
Our personal favourite part of the gardens however, would have to be the Friends Centre (perhaps because of the amazing coffee they serve), that also sells ice cream and snacks.
There are many great picnic areas within the gardens, including undercover seating areas, as well as loads of comfy places to curl up with a good book.
Free guided walks are available at the botanical gardens, as well as regular school holiday activities for kids.
How Do I Get There?
The Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens are located at 258 Ashmore Rd, Benowa. For more details check out the map below:
What Should I Bring?
We recommend bringing good ankle supporting shoes, a good book, a picnic lunch, your camera and of course some sunscreen. Its also not a bad idea to bring a bottle of water if you plan on staying for a while.
What Do You Think?
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