Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Benowa, Gold Coast Area

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are a must see for tourists and locals alike. The Gardens are just 10 minutes drive from central Surfers Paradise, and are set on 31 hectares overlooking the Gold Coast Hinterland.

There's an experience for everyone - get up close with plants in the Sensory Garden, smell the roses in the Rose Garden, explore our native ecosystems along the Mangroves to Mountains trail, follow the historic journeys of the Yugambeh people in the Story of their Country garden, or visit the Butterfly Garden to learn which plants will attract butterflies to your back yard.

Fun for the whole family includes a stroll on the boardwalks and bird watching around the lake, a children's playground, delicious organic coffees, ice cream and snacks at the Friends Centre, or a picnic or barbecue in one of the many picnic areas. Free guided walks are available, as well as regular school holiday activities for kids.

For more information on activities and events, visit Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens website.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park

Other Information


Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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