Would you like to spend some quality time with the family? How does a quiet trip to a green oasis in the heart of Gold Coast sound? Lovely, right? The place you must visit is Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. Here you and your family are free to stroll through the lovely botanic gardens which is home to many wonderful attractions. Araucaria Forest and Blackbutt: Marvel at the oldest and largest trees in the garden by strolling through this area. Along the way you will also find some pines trees such as Bunya and Hoop (Araucaria cunninghamii) as well as giant Kauris evergreen trees.
Birds at the Botanic Gardens: If you want to do so some birdwatching, there is a range of beautiful native birds you can admire at the Gardens. Take note, do not feed them as human food can cause them serious health problems.
The Butterfly Garden: How about butterfly viewing? The Butterfly Garden has some local butterfly species as well as a selection of plants based on the needs of these amazing creatures.
Closed Forest Gorge: This area features a huge variety of trees in South East Queensland's rainforests such as peanut trees (Sterculia quadrifida), quandong (Santalum acuminatum), rosewood (dalbergia sissoo), satinash (syzygium cormiflorum), red cedar as well as white cedar.
Friends Centre: Make sure to visit the Friends Centre as this is where the library is located as well as other educational activities, gardens activities and visitor displays. Horticulture Display Garden: Now this area should not be missed as it features impressive plant collections, such as a range of Australian native plants as well as plants from around the globe.
Have you seen a red-flowering eucalyptus, also known as the red-flowering gum? How about the brightly coloured bottlebrushes and grevilleas? These flowers attract native nectar-feeding birds. Besides these, there are also some gardenias and magnolias emitting beautiful fragrances as well as a parade of flowers which changes every season.
Rose Garden: If you want to see more flowers, you should also pass by the Rose Garden. This was designed by the Gold Coast Rose Society where they planted various roses suited to the local climate.
Besides gardens, the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens also has a Kaialgumm Games Trail. This trail features six sites where children can learn about the traditional games – Kai, Kolap, Kee'an, Taktyerrain, Weme and Woggabaliri. Indigenous children play these to hone their skills and prepare them for adult life, hunting and the like.
But first, you need to download the map where you can use the QR reader and help you locate the sites. If you want to try playing the games, the equipment can be borrowed at the Botanic Gardens Friends Centre.
Moreover, there is also a Kids Playground. Adults can relax while the little ones ride the swing or play with other kids.
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