Set in the leafy Exotic Rainforest, the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Hide ‘n’ Seek Children’s Trail is a fantastic route for kids to take to learn more about their natural environment. The council has created a special brochure that takes kids through the gardens, stopping and observing particular plants and creatures and learning some history of the area along the way.  It also includes a colouring-in page and colourful map to follow. You can check our review of the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens on how to make it a great day out for the whole family.

With 17 steps along the trail, kids will discover something new and interesting at each stage. They’ll learn about Stingless Bees, Birds, Frogs and plants like Bamboo and the Weeping Fig. The engaging brochure encourages kids to check off the things they see from an extensive list and gives a little information about each item. Questions are posed about the different features of the gardens and children are encouraged to think about their surroundings. Upon completing the trail, kids can answer the multiple choice questionnaire to test their knowledge. A full audio tour for the trail can be downloaded from, also making it a great experience regardless of age or reading ability.

mount cootha hide and seek trail

For an enjoyable and FREE day out at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, pack a picnic, grab the brochure from the Information Centre or download it online at  and set off on an adventure. There are even a few surprises you may not spot unless you look carefully!


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