The Gold Coast is famous and well-known for its spectacular beaches, great surfs and theme parks, however, the Goldie is home to much more attractions including the beautiful Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens which is located within a 10-minute drive from central Surfers Paradise.
This relatively unknown- and hidden – public space in the middle of suburbia is one of the Gold Coast's best spots to enjoy a wonderful day out being amongst the great outdoors and surrounded with nature. Located along a major road with a gated entrance, it can be quite easy to miss if you are not actively searching for it.
There are plenty of paved paths leading to stunning exhibits & displays...
These Botanic Gardens might not be on a grand scale or overly flashy like other city botanic gardens, however, there is no shortage of tranquillity, beauty, abundance of greenery and room for picnics or to kick a ball around.
The gardens are divided with the south-west boundary of the gardens extending to the Nerang River, the Royal Pines Resort Golf Course running all along the northern boundary and Benowa Waters residential area is located to the south.
The gardens feature a dog park, lake, boardwalks, and raised garden beds and children play areas. There is also a large variety of plants including raised vegetable, fruit and herb gardens. Which contain a variety of vegetables such as tomatoes and chillis, making this exhibit perfect for kids and adults to learn and see how easy it is to grow these vegetables.
There is something for everyone to experience and enjoy from exploring the native ecosystems along the Mangroves to Mountains Trail which follows the historic journeys of the Yugambeh people in the Story of their Country garden, smell the roses in the Rose Garden or a visit to the Butterfly Garden will certainly impress all as you learn which plants attract butterflies to your backyard.
Little ones will have plenty of fun at the playground. Take a seat and relax as you enjoy the natural surroundings with delicious organic coffees, ice creams and snacks at the Friends Centre, or enjoy a picnic or barbecue in one of the many picnic areas.