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- Visitor from Virginia, friends here said let’s visit a locals place that you won’t forget. Visited on a warm Thursday late morning, heat and humidity in full bloom! Plenty of shady rest spots which was essential. Great walk through the scenic birds merely set the tone for a great visit. Enjoyed the wild raptors, the Kipa herding demonstration, the crocodile feeding, Koalas everywhere, and the Kangaroo feeding. Simply a superb visit!Written 16 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We had 1 1/2 hours and only managed about 1/3 of the gardens. Probably needs 2 visits. It is free.
Japanese gardens, bonsai specimens, cacti, temperate gardens , lagoons, rainforest , giant bamboos and more…
Excellent.Written 13 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We drove up to the top of Mount Coot-tha last week in the middle of the work week so there was very few people there. There was one bus group that came and went very quickly. The main restaurant is closed because it was a Covid casualty or maybe a remodel, but it didn’t look like they were doing any remodeling. There is another small café that has mostly some snack food and great views overlooking the city of Brisbane. As we drove up one side of the mountain and down the other, it’s very dry and not really a lot to see I would suggest taking a drive up, just to see the views of the city perhaps maybe at Sunset.
Make sure you stop at the botanical garden on the way up to the summit. Here you could spend a couple of hours easily, and there are a lot of trails. Depending on your interest and timing, you could probably spend the majority of a day here looking at the different types of gardens and the exotic local Australian birdlife.Written 7 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Interesting place to entertain the grandchildren and consume some time on the school holidays. Some of the activities in the centre are interactive with participation and are both amusing and interesting. Our outing ended with a walk through the area on established walkways and make sure you obtain the brochure to "spot the creatures" along the way.Written 2 October 2020
- good distance tracks for walking, running, or bikes. may pay to take insect replant at certain times of the year.Written 15 April 2019
- Very peaceful section of the North Pine river. Lots of families about and plenty of people fishing. Great place to catch some rays on a fantastic Brisbane afternoon.Written 25 August 2019
- The Bushland Centre is very good, and the people who work there are very helpful and kind. They have beautiful bushwalks, a free native plants program for local residents and many engaging activities and resources for kids of all ages. My primary school age kids and I went for an easy and very enjoyable bushwalk after some helpful tips from the Centre and a picnic at the tables near the playground. We saw a lot of interesting wildlife and learned of many other trails nearby that we want to walk soon.
We have lived just 5 minutes away for a year and didn’t know about this hidden gem - and there is quite a bit here to explore. We will definitely be coming back!Written 27 September 2019
- Really enjoyable day photographing wildlife and surrounding areas. Staff at the centre are friendly.Written 6 August 2020
- Whites Hill Reserve is a nice area of bushland and walks right in suburbia. Approximately 15 minutes drive from Brisbane’s CBD (9km) in the suburb of Camp Hill, there’s quite a bit of parking available off Boundary Road if required. A nice place for walking and koala spotting with a few hilly bits. There’s a cafe at the sporting grounds, or head down to Camp Hill Marketplace on Samuel Street for a variety of cafes, bakeries and restaurants.
Be aware that the car park can be quite busy on sports days but you can easily walk from the Camp Hill Marketplace.Written 29 October 2022
- Lovely bushland walk right near the city.Strapped the baby to my back and did a 4 klm stroll up some reasonably steep stretches carrying an extra 12 kgs. Some nice spots to sit and enjoy the waterfall and streams. Will return for sure.Written 24 March 2019
- I highly recommend using Koala Transfers if you like to travel in comfort and want to see koalas, get photos with them and see Australia Zoo. My partner and I had a great day. Adam is very passionate, funny and knowledgeable guy who made the day a 10/10 experience!Written 4 December 2017
- scenic drive through the mountains with stops along the way. one of my favourites was Jollys lookout pointWritten 3 December 2017
- Theres some good walking and running trails with BBQ facilities. Relaxing with an inland bush feel, without being far from houses etc.Written 16 January 2017
- This is a little gem located off Paradise Road in Forestdale. There is a short bushwalk that takes in two lakes and there are usually a lot of birds around.Written 22 September 2021
- The Swain Reefs have over 1,000 separate coral reefs within its boundaries for the keen angler to try their skills in both the shallow and deep reefs as well as drift fishing from the big boat. This is some of the best sport fishing you can get off the Queensland coastline.Written 13 November 2019
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