The City Botanic Gardens are only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the city centre and Central or Roma Street railway stations. If you're going to walk or cycle there, see the suggested walking and cycling routes.
You can walk into the gardens from:
- the Parliament House entrance (George Street)
- Alice Street, at the intersection of Edward Street, and at the Albert Street intersection
- the Goodwill Bridge
You can also catch a bus or ferry to the gardens. The free Loop bus stops on Alice Street and George Street. CityCat and City Ferry terminals are located at the bottom end of Edward Street and at the rear of Parliament House.
Disabled access is available at each gate, except the Parliament House entrance. Disabled car parking is available just inside the Edward Street gate and behind the Garden Café (entry via Gardens Point Road).
See bikeway maps for help to plan your route to the gardens.
Suggested walking and cycling routes to the City Botanic Gardens are:
From the north
Walking: follow the off-road shared pathway along the river from the Story Bridge to the City Botanic Gardens.
Cyclists: use the offroad bikeway along the river at Newstead and on-road bike lanes along Harcourt Street. From the end of Harcourt Street, follow the offroad bikeway on the northern side of the river into the gardens.
From the east
Walking: use the offroad shared pathways along both sides of the river, crossing at either the Goodwill or Story Bridge.
Cyclists: main route along Wynnum Road, which connects to the offroad pathway across the Story Bridge. From there use the offroad pathway along the river to the gardens.
From the south
Walking: make your way to the Goodwill Bridge and then cross to the gardens. Suggested routes along Logan Road and Vulture Street.
Cyclists: follow the South East Freeway bikeway to Southbank, then cross the Goodwill Bridge and follow to the gardens.
From the west
Walking: use the offroad shared pathway alongside Coronation Drive and the Brisbane River and follow to the gardens.
Cycling: use the Western Freeway/ Centenary Highway bikeway to get onto Coronation Drive and then use the Bicentennial bikeway along the river to the gardens. Cyclists from The Gap and Ashgrove can use the Ithaca Creek bikeway or onroad bikelanes along LaTrobe Terrace, Given Terrace, Baroona Road and Park Road.