Brisbane City Botanic Gardens: Leafy Drawcard Of The Whole Queensland

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2 km
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Duration 1h - 2h
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Hosted by Brisbane Botanic Gardens - City Botanic Gardens
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Learn why the gardeners favor some sculptures within the grounds over the others
  • Meet the last leafy remnant of the area predating Brisbane convict settlement in 1825
  • Find out how the capital of Queensland became home to the successful cane sugar industry
  • Explore a diversity of the native and exotic plants and trees imported in colonial days
  • Watch rock climbers abseiling iconic Kangaroo Point Cliffs across the Brisbane River
Take this in-app audio tour of the revered Brisbane Botanic Gardens, an outdoor museum of plant collections that nature lovers will delight in discovering. Entry to the gardens is free.Thanks to the original curator, Walter Hill, it became ground zero for today's prosperous Australian crop industry, and while walking around, you will learn a lot about Hill's contribution to what the Gardens look like today. You will start the tour at the main gate flanked by two over 150 years old noble fig trees and walk the wiggling paths to explore sensibly landscaped areas inside the Gardens. Then, you will come across the Bodhi Tree, which is believed to have a connection with the tree at Bodh Gaya in India, under which the Buddha received enlightenment. Moving further through other stops on the way, you will take a look at the Crows Ash, which planting site was selected to be the initial garden in 1828. Amidst many plants and trees, you will also catch up with the artworks by modern local sculptors. For instance, see a cute little platypus by Bodo Muche on the Platypus Love Seat, as well as learn about a seaman who spent 17 years with aborigines by looking at the "Jemmy Morrell and the Brolgas" statue. At the end of the tour, take a worthwhile climb on top of Residence Hill, where the former curators' cottage is tucked, and relish the modern cityscape with green hues from above. Join the tour to connect with nature and enjoy the beauty and history of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route with step-by-step navigation around observation deck
  • Entry to the gardens is free
  • Recommendation on where to have a cup of coffee with a view
  • Earphones — you should bring your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
City Botanic Gardens
Alice Street, 147

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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1 rating & review

February 2023
Waren zu dritt mit unserer 6-jährigen Tochter dort. Zusätzlich waren ihre Cousine mit Eltern, die hier wohnen, dabei. Sind einiges abgegangen und es gibt wunderschöne Ecken. Vor allem der Bambus-Wald hat es den Mädels angetan. Auch das flanieren am Fluss war sehr schön! Es gibt eine öffentliche Toilette, welche nicht besonders sauber ist.

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