Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Please be advised that the children's playground at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens is being refurbished. Over the next few weeks contractors will be putting in a brand new playground for families to enjoy. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. Please come back and try out the new playground in a couple of weeks.
Open year round, from 5am to 7pm each day, the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are a must-see for tourists and locals alike. The Gardens are set on 31 hectares, just 10 minutes drive from central Surfers Paradise.
To find out what facilities are available in the Botanic Gardens including barbecues, shelters, picnic areas and walking trails, view the map of the Botanic Gardens. While planning your visit, you can also view our image gallery.
Check out what's on at the gardens for more information.
There’s an experience for everyone - smell and touch plants and flowers at the Sensory Garden, explore our local plants in the Mangroves to Mountains walk, visit the native Butterfly Garden or smell the roses in the Rose Garden.
Fun for the whole family includes a stroll on the boardwalks around the lake, a children's playground or a picnic in one of the many picnic areas.
Freshly ground organic coffee, loose leaf teas and gluten-free treats are also now available every day from the Friends Centre.
- What's on at the gardens
- Park bookings
- Plan your park visit
- Garden attractions
- Botanic gardens' education program
- Friends of the Gardens
- Botanic gardens' history