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City Botanic Gardens Tours and Activities

City Botanic Gardens
Opened in the 1840s and stretching from Gardens Point on the Brisbane River to the grounds of Parliament House, Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens is the oldest green space in the city. The gardens were originally planted in 1825 by convicts who needed to provide food for the penal colony, but three years later the colonial botanist Charles Fraser decided that this would be the perfect spot for conducting plant experiments to see which cash crops could grow well in Australia. Mango, ginger, tamarind and mahogany trees were all planted, and even sugar was produced in the gardens. 

Formerly known as the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, the City Botanic Gardens front Alice Street and George Street. Full of rare and unusual flowers and plants including cycads, palms, figs, and bamboo, the gardens stretch for 20 acres and are popular with CBD workers and visitors looking to relax on the lawns and walk by the ornamental ponds. There are often boxing and pilates fitness class going on in the park, and in the historic curator’s house, The Gardens Club cafe is a popular spot for a bite to eat. Free guided walks of the gardens are also available.

Practical Info

The City Botanic Gardens is open 24 hours a day. The Gardens Club cafe is open from 8am to 4pm daily. At 11am and 1pm, Monday to Saturday (excluding public holidays), free, one-hour guided walks of the gardens take place, starting at the Rotunda near the park's main Alice Street entrance.
Address: Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Hours: 24/7
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4 Tours and Activities to Experience City Botanic Gardens

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Brisbane Segway Sightseeing Tour

Brisbane Segway Sightseeing Tour

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Zip around Brisbane on a fun, self-balancing Segway. Cruise past Brisbane’s riverside sights, glide around the Southbank Parklands, and enjoy dramatic views of Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Choose from multiple tour durations and departure times to suit your schedule and budget. Best of all: full instruction and practice time is provided and there’s no experience necessary, so anyone can give it a go! This tour is limited to small groups, ensuring a personalized experience that you'll remember.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour

Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour

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Get acquainted with Brisbane’s top attractions and landmarks on a 3-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Stroll through the city’s streets, parks and laneways to see landmarks such as City Hall and its iconic clock tower, King George Square, the City Botanic Gardens, and the Cathedral of St Stephen — the oldest church in Queensland. Stop by Eagle Street Pier and view Story Bridge, which spans the Brisbane River near the CBD. Your guide shares stories about the history of Brisbane, the perfect introduction to this dynamic Australian city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Brisbane River High Tea Cruise

Brisbane River High Tea Cruise

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Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea as you float down the Brisbane River on a traditional paddle wheeler. Sip sparkling wine and tuck into a delicious spread of savory rolls, scones, sweet treats and handmade chocolates, accompanied by live music. Pass landmarks like the Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the Wheel of Brisbane on a romantic 2-hour cruise, and spot attractions like the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the Queensland Maritime Museum.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Brisbane Harley Sightseeing Tour

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Private Brisbane Harley Sightseeing Tour

During your motorcycle tour you will get to see some of the main sights of Brisbane. Some popular attractions are Mount Coot-tha and the Story Bridge. During your ride you will get to experience a range of different styles – from riding down the freeway to taking corners on winding hilly roads. This Harley Davidson motorcycle tour around Brisbane is sure to be a blast. It’s a fun and thrilling way to see the city’s attractions.We have taken thousands of happy customers over 29 years of rides.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are City Botanic Gardens hours of operation?
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City Botanic Gardens hours of operation: 24/7. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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