Tondoon Botanic Garden

South Gladstone, QLD

Where are we going?

Tondoon Botanic Garden
Glenlyon Rd
South Gladstone QLD 4680

07 4971 4444

What is there to do?

Visited by over 100,000 a year, Tondoon Botanic Garden specialises in recreating tropical, sub tropical and dry rainforest environments great for family exploration. So grab those walking shoes, it's time to explore!

Officially opened in 1988, the Tondoon Botanic Gardens feature a tranquil balance made up of naturally displayed gardens that overlook Lake Tondoon, all nestled into the undulating landscape of Mount Biondello.

It's a place of learning, inspiration and relaxation, and great for kids to explore!

The Visitor Centre is a great place to start so you want find out information on all the walking trails, features, and facilities within the botanic gardens. 

Throughout the year the gardens host special events JUST for kids, so make sure you keep an eye out for these! They might be enjoying crafts one day, then cooking another, and then art the next! 

They also host free Kids Gardens Tours too, where knowledgable guides journeys past butterflies, birds, and bush tucker, ready to answer any questions they may have! 

Kids can also have fun on the Children's Trail, with a fun colouring booklet can take them on an educational journey through the gardens. 

Adults, you won't miss out either. The whole family can enjoy the free weekly tours through the most picturesque sections of the gardens, as you learn about the history and the ecosystems if everything that surrounds you. 

A beautiful day out in nature, the Tondoon Botanic Gardens are waiting for you!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

The cafe is accessible by ramp


When can we go?

7am - 6pm (Oct 1 to Mar 31), 7am - 5:30pm (Apr 1 to Sept 30)

Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day


Any top tips?

When visiting the Gardens, they recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Pets aren't permitted in the gardens.

I’m Hungry!

The Gardens Cafe is open 7 days a week, and is a great place to grab some food and drinks during your nature filled adventure!

Healthy Eating

Picnic tables, seating, and barbecues are available to the public free of charge. These picnic areas are located near the playground and the arboretum shelter at the front of the Gardens. So why not bring your own food! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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