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Roma Street Parkland

  • 1 Parkland Blvd. Map It
  • City Center
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 07/20/2016

Fodor's Review

The world's largest subtropical garden within a city is a gentle mix of forest paths, floral displays, and structured plantings surrounding a fish-stocked lake. Highlights include the Lilly Pilly Garden, with native evergreen rain forest plants, interesting children's play areas, and the friendly resident birds and lizards. A range of public art pieces are also dotted throughout the park. Pack a picnic, take advantage of the free grills, or stop for lunch at elegant on-site café Melange. Free hour-long guided garden tours begin daily at 11 am and 1 pm, or from Wednesday to Sunday, hop on the Parkland Explorer, a trackless train that gives guests a full tour of the gardens for a gold coin donation. There are also specialist art, heritage, curator's, or sensory tours (prebook these) and brochures for self-guided walks available online or from Colin Campbell Place. Regular special events add to the fun.

Sight Information

Address:

1 Parkland Blvd., Brisbane, Queensland, 4000, Australia

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Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/20/2016

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