Getting to and from the gardens | Brisbane City Council

Getting to and from the gardens

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha are located at Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong, approximately 15 minutes drive from the Brisbane City centre.

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Getting to the gardens by car

Get directions to the gardens by selecting the 'view larger map' hyperlink and selecting 'get directions'.

Entry to the carpark is from Mt Coot-tha Road.

Parking and access

Free parking is available in the gardens. When the carpark is full, alternative parking may be available at J.C. Slaughter Falls carpark (Mt Coot-tha Reserve, off Sir Samuel Griffith Drive) and Anzac Park surrounds (170 Mt Coot-tha Road).

Wheelchair accessible parking is available and access for the frail and people with a disability is possible to most areas of the gardens. The Brisbane Mobility Map, available from the Administration Building, gives detailed access information.

On weekdays, vehicles are permitted to drive on the ring road until 4pm. Gates are closed to vehicular access within the gardens on weekends, public holidays and from 4pm weekdays.

Getting to the gardens by bus

Buses stop at the gardens. For details visit the Translink website or phone Translink on 13 12 30. 

School buses

Students may be dropped off at the Bus Drop Off zone at the rear of the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and adjacent to the Visitor Information Centre.

Getting to the gardens by bike

You can ride to the gardens and park your bike at one of the available bike racks. There are racks located in the car park of the Mt Coot-tha Visitor Information Centre, the old Information Kiosk entry and at the Queensland Conservation Collection entry, on the ring road opposite the Japanese Gardens.

The Western Freeway Bikeway, which runs adjacent to the freeway, will take you directly to the gardens via the Toowong Bikeway flyover. You can also access the Gardens from the city using The Bicentennial Bikeway along the Brisbane River. The closest public transport connections that accept bikes are Toowong Station (trains) and Regatta Ferry Terminal (CityCats).

You can plan your trip to the gardens using Cycling Brisbane's route planner.

Once at the gardens, you are permitted to ride along the ring road only.

01 March 2018