The subtropical climate of Brisbane means that the region enjoys great weather for being outdoors for much of the year.
The River City boasts many opportunities for outdoor activities, with many great parks, gardens and green spaces to explore … Why not make use of your apartments fully equipped kitchen and prepare a picnic lunch to enjoy in the great outdoors.
City Botanic Gardens
Stretch your legs with a relaxing walk, read a book under the shade of a tree, or let the kids play and explore the children’s playground.
The City Botanic Gardens includes features such as Bamboo Grove, Jemmy Morrill and the Brolgas Sculpture, Ornamental Ponds, Walter Hill Fountain, and the majestic Weeping Fig Avenue. There’s also free guided walking tours on offer, and The Gardens Club cottage where you can enjoy their onsite cafe or order a picnic basket to enjoy in the park.
The park offers 10 outdoor designated booking areas that may be reserved for wedding ceremonies and corporate functions.
Location: 147 Alice Street, Brisbane
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
Explore the beauty of 56 hectares of botanic garden,s in what is regarded at Queensland’s premier subtropical botanic gardens.
Additional to the gardens to explore, there are great displays, kids story times, free guided walking tours and gardening workshops available
Open to the public daily from 8am to 5:30pm (September until March) and 8am to 5:00pm (April to August).
The Gardens also contain the Queensland Herbarium, Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-the Library and Gardens Cafe.
Location: Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong
Roma Street Parklands
Situated on the northern side of Brisbane Central Business District, the Roma Street Parklands are considered as on of the premier parks in our city.
Wander around the stunning gardens and precincts, featuring a bright display of blooming flowers year round. Some of the top attractions of Roma Street Parklands include: Spectacle Garden at Colin Campbell Place, The Rainforest and Fern Gully, Queensland Greats wall, Lake Precinct, Celebration Precinct, the Upper Parkland, and free guided walking tours.
While you are in the area Spring Hill is also home to the Old Windmill and Spring Hill Baths.
Location: 1 Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane
South Bank Parklands
South Bank is well known for being the cultural hub of Brisbane, but it also boasts 17 hectares of parklands.
Adjacent to the river, so you can pull up a patch of grass and enjoy the activity on the water.
On a warm day (or any day if you’re brave!), the whole family can enjoy swimming in the man-made ‘Streets Beach’, or splash in the water play area for the younger kids.
To let the kids burn off energy there’s also the Picnic Island Playground and the Riverside Green Playground.
You’ll find loads of restaurants, cafes and food retailers in the area.
Location: South Bank, Brisbane
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