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Botanic Gardens

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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.

There’s an experience for everyone - smell and touch plants and flowers at the Sensory Garden, take a mangroves to mountain walk, check out our local species, 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.

The Friends' Centre is your hub for visitor information.  The Centre is manned daily by our wonderful Friends volunteers between 10am and 2pm. Guided walks are available by prior appointment. Freshly ground organic coffee, loose leaf teas and gluten free treats are also now available every morning from the Friends Centre.

The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are open year round, from dawn to dusk each day. There is visitors parking on site, and entry is free.  The Gardens are located off Ashmore Road, Benowa, opposite Benowa State High School.

For further information on the amazing Gardens visit:

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