Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are open year round, from 5am to 7pm each day.
It's free to visit the park, where 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.
Kaialgumm Games Trail
There are some great games to explore at Gold Coast Botanic Gardens. The Kaialgumm Games Trail takes you to six sites where you can use the QR reader on your smart phone or tablet to find out more about traditional indigenous games and how to play them.
The trail has been designed to teach locals and visitors more about our aboriginal cultural heritage. Playing to learn is something children do all over the world and, here in Australia, Indigenous children traditionally used games to practice skills such as hunting, fighting and even looking after their babies. Many of these games have been handed down for generations and are still played today.
The word kaialgumm comes from the local Yugambeh language of the Gold Coast. The kaialgumm was traditionally the chief in hunting. Practice the games with your friends and find out who is the kaialgumm in your group!
For more information, visit the Friends Centre and pick up a brochure.
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.
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.
Suitable for all fitness levels with flat level tracks.
- Botanic gardens' education program
- Botanic gardens' history
- Friends of the Gardens
- Garden attractions
- Kaialgumm Games Trail
- Park bookings
- Plan your park visit
- What's on at the gardens