Within these gardens is a colourful collection of exotic and native plants to delight the eye, and an atmosphere to calm the ... More
City Botanical Gardens
Within these gardens is a colourful collection of exotic and native plants to delight the eye, and an atmosphere to calm the soul. The site was chosen for a public garden in 1828, with fertile soil producing healthy crops for the penal settlement. In 1855 botanist Walter Hill declared botanical gardens would occupy the area. Some of Hill's plantings from the 1850s remain on Residence Hill and the weeping figs on Walter Hill Walk were planted by the botanist in the 1870s. Hungry visitors may enjoy a meal from the Gardens Cafe , housed in the caretaker's hut built in 1903.
Having stayed opposite the Garden many times I can recommend it as a must visit location. Situated alongside the Brisbane river, it can also be accessed by the Goodwill footbridge from the South Bank Parklands.
The Brisbane River played an important role in the urbanization of Brisbane, and today it contributes to the enjoyment of
an outdoor lifestyle that many Brisbanites thrive upon. In the late 1800s and early 1900s Brisbane's maritime industry was ...
Mt Coot tha Lookout is an excellent vantage point for viewing Brisbane city and surrounds, including Moreton Bay and the
Glass House Mountains. The Kuta Cafe and the Summit Restaurant at the lookout are very popular with visitors and ...
At 38 kilometers long, Moreton Island is one of the largest sand islands in the world, and has the highest
dunes, including Mount Tempest (280 meters). Most of the island is National Park and offers beaches, freshwater lakes, wetlands ...
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