Getting to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha are at Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong. This is approximately 15 minutes drive from the Brisbane city centre.

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Schools marshalling area upgrade

Upgrade works to the schools marshalling area are being carried out until April 2023 (weather and site conditions permitting).

This area will be closed and fenced off with temporary fencing for the duration of the works. Access through the ring road entrance will be maintained, however access might be closed for temporary periods during construction. Traffic controllers will be in place to direct traffic through this area.

For more information, please contact 1800 884 681 (business hours) or 07 3403 8888 (after hours).

Getting to the gardens by car

Get directions to the gardens by selecting the 'view larger version of this 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. 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. Access for the frail and people with a disability is possible to most areas of the gardens. The Brisbane mobility map, available from the Mt Coot-tha Visitor Information Centre, gives detailed access information.

On weekdays, vehicles can drive on the ring road until 4pm. Gates close to vehicles 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

Buses can drop students off at the bus drop-off zone at the rear of the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and adjacent to the Visitor Information Centre. Use the bus parking bay adjacent to the main driveway after dropping off passengers. Alternate parking for buses is available on Mt Coot-tha Road.

Getting to the gardens by bike

You can ride to the gardens and park your bike at one of the available bike racks. Racks are located:

  • in the car park of the Mt Coot-tha Visitor Information Centre
  • at the old information kiosk entry
  • at the Queensland Conservation collection entry, on the ring road opposite the Japanese Gardens.

The Western Freeway Bikeway will take you directly to the gardens via the Toowong Bikeway flyover. The bikeway runs adjacent to the freeway. 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 (CityCat).

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

Last updated: 25 January 2023
Topics: mt coot-tha

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