Thanks to the year-round warm weather, Brisbane is ideal for outdoor activities. Whether you’re in the mood for a run, a picnic in the park, to stroll with friends or to literally smell the roses, here are some of the best parks and gardens to visit for fresh air and exploration.
Located along the banks of the Brisbane River, New Farm is arguably the city’s most popular park. Most days you’ll find it filled with locals exercising, children running around the playgrounds and friends enjoying picnics or strolling through the beautiful rose garden. On Saturdays, visitors can peruse the plentiful food stalls in Brisbane Powerhouse Farmers Market, which opens just outside of the park. While there, look for the iconic jacaranda trees scattered throughout, which turn the park a vibrant violet in spring.
Whether you’re searching for views of Moreton Bay or a leisurely walk through the subtropical gardens, Mount Coot-tha is a must-visit spot. Filled with walking trails, gardens and cafes, at Mount Coot-tha, it’s easy to fill the day with the great outdoors.