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Brisbane City Sights Southbank Day Trip from Gold Coast
"Enjoy this full day tour encompassing all of what Australia’s most livable city has to offer. From the defining city skyline reflecting the heritage buildings of sandstone and wrought iron lovingly restored to its ultra modern lifestyle attractions all giving Brisbane it’s unique character. Time to visit the Science Centre Art Gallery or The Queensland Museum Treat yourself to Morning Tea at spectacular Mount Coot-tha lookout or Brisbane’s stunning Botanical Gardens (own expense). See all the sights such as Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point Brisbane River Fortitude Valley China Town
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Brisbane City Sights Southbank Day Trip from Gold Coast
"Enjoy this full day tour encompassing all of what Australia’s most livable city has to offer. From the defining city skyline reflecting the heritage buildings of sandstone and wrought iron lovingly restored to its ultra modern lifestyle attractions all giving Brisbane it’s unique character. Time to visit the Science Centre Art Gallery or The Queensland Museum Treat yourself to Morning Tea at spectacular Mount Coot-tha lookout or Brisbane’s stunning Botanical Gardens (own expense). See all the sights such as Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point Brisbane River Fortitude Valley China Town
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Brisbane Afternoon City Tour including Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha
"See all the main highlights of Brisbane on this afternoon city tour. Pass by the iconic buildings of the Treasury Casino and Parliament House and see classic 'Queenslander' homes built upon stilts.Travel to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and cuddle a koala! See the amazing and unique playtpus in captivity and be entertained by the working sheepdog and shearing show.There are also fa"""This tour takes you past some of Brisbane's historic buildings including the oldest ""the Mill or Observatory."" Get a feel for Brisbane's convict past before traveling through the leafy sub tropical suburbs. Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you wiltitle=Highlights&1=See+koalas%2C+kangaroos+and+other+wildlife&2=See+the+classic+Queenslander+architecture%2C+the+traditional+%22tin+and+timber%22+homes+on+stilts&3=See+the+unique+platypus+in+captivity&4=Sheepdog+and+shearing+show&5=Views+over+the+city+and"""Brisbane
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Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens Tips (14)

*4* JAPANESE GARDEN

The Japanese Garden is a quiet, serene area in the Botanic Gardens.This Japanese Garden, a gift from the Japanese Government, opened in February 1989 after it was successfully moved from its previous...
balhannah
Apr 16, 2016

*3* FERN HOUSE

The Fern house is located next to the Tropical display dome.This house, is the newest addition to the Gardens, only being opened in 2002. There are more than 80 different species and varieties of...
balhannah
Dec 02, 2015

*2* TROPICAL DISPLAY DOME

Located next to the Arid Region plants area, you can't help but see the large Tropical Dome made out of tinted panels and an aluminium frame. Even though Brisbane is warm/hot climate, the plants on...
balhannah
Dec 02, 2015

1* ARID PLANTS - BOTANIC GARDENS

On entering the Mt. Coot tha Botanic gardens at the Entrance gate near the Restaurant, I picked up my FREE detailed walking guide of the Gardens, this is a MUST if you want to see everything of...
balhannah
Dec 02, 2015

LOVELY TROPICAL GARDENS & MORE.....

Brisbane, and we have two Botanic gardens, one in the city, and one at Mt. Coot-tha.We went to the Mt. Coot-tha gardens for another visit, and to take some photo's. These gardens are large, 52...
balhannah
Feb 15, 2013

*8* THE PLANETARIUM @ THE GARDENS.

First of all, I have not been inside this Planetarium as I have been inside one elsewhere! This tip is here as information for you.The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is located at the Botanic...
balhannah
Apr 04, 2011

Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Mt Cootha

Founded in 1970, the Gardens occupy over 52 hectares and feature over 20,000 plants representing approximately 5000 species from around the world. Arid, tropical and temperate plants are arranged in...
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Gentleman75
Apr 04, 2011

*7* FREE THINGS AT THE GARDENS

The Mt. Coot-tha botanic gardens are not all just about plants and flowers!Located in the park is a Botanic Gardens Library .......which is open from 10 - 4pm Tuesday - Thursday and 10 - 3pm Friday -...
balhannah
Mar 28, 2010

*6* HIDE 'N SEEK CHILDREN'S TRAIL

I didn't have children with me, but I did pick up the FREE CHILDREN'S TRAIL BROCHURE, and went and had a look.From what I could see, if you have children, take them here, they would have good fun...
balhannah
Mar 28, 2010

*5* BONSAI HOUSE @ THE BOTANIC GARDENS

Do you like the ancient Art of Bonsai?..... well, located right next door to the Japanese Garden is Bonsai House displaying about 100 plants including figs, conifers, camellias, azaleas and maples and...
balhannah
Mar 28, 2010

Botanical Gardens

The Mt Cootha gardens are a great place to visit.There is much to see due to Queenslands diverse horticultural climate. You will see weddings being oerformed, etc.The Japanese Garden is wonderful and...
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stevemt
Jun 22, 2007

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Brisbane has 2 botanic gradens. This one were opend to the public in 1976. Nice place to spend a day with family.What is in the gardens: - Tropical Display Dome - Japanese Garden - Bonsai House -...
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Bobbino
Oct 24, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens

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Botanical Gardens

While you walk along the riverbank by the botanic Gardens you will come to a cannon that is pointing towards the river. This was one of Queensland's first artillery 24-pound Carron cannons and was...
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Queensland Performing Arts Complex

While staying in Brisbane why not take in a show? There is always something happening at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre or QPAC as it is locally known. QPAC is part of the Queensland Cultural...
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Mirimar Day Cruises

Alongside a boardwalk in the city’s heart, on the waters of Brisbane River, rested the Mirimar II, a cruise boat about to depart for Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. On board, the captain and crew greeted...
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Roma Street Parklands

At one point this area was overgrown , derelict and disused railway lines. Now it is a wonderful landscaped park filled with colourful flowers. Near this area there was a windmill that used to be...
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Treasury Casino

Brisbane's old Treasury Building is now a casino and hotel and is well worth taking a look at if you have never been to a casino. In the entrance hall a huge bouncer stands by to prevent unwanted...
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City Cat and River Ferries

There are plenty of companies offering trips on the river, some of them going further than others offering lunch or dinner. We saw several boats going up and down the river with such companies as...
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  • Sunday 10:00 to 15:00
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  • Friday 10:00 to 15:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 15:00

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