Roma Street Parklands

An oasis in the heart of Brisbane's central business district offering spectacular surrounds for leisure, recreation and events, Roma Street Parkland covers 16 hectares. It is the world's largest subtropical garden in a city centre. The parkland features a variety of themed gardens and recreational areas, with a web of pathways and boardwalks traversing cascading waterways and rocky outcrops, and also in situ artworks by 16 local artists.

Art in the park

Roma Street Parkland features a large collection of public art. As part of the site’s original development, sixteen of Queensland’s most talented artists were commissioned to create a collection of 15 pieces for the Parkland. Each artwork has a story to tell and in doing so, adds to the rich tapestry of Roma Street Parkland. Further items have been added to this original collection.

The Roma Street Parkland art walk takes a look at all the pieces of art within the Parkland which includes sand stone sculptures, mosaic, paving, bronzes and murals

Parkland Explorer

Come aboard the Parkland Explorer, a trackless train that provides an alternative to the guided walks within the parkland. Sit back and enjoy your journey through the lush subtropical landscape of Roma Street Parkland. As you travel, the audio presentation will draw your attention to items of interest along the way. There are three stations within the parkland so passengers can hop-on and hop-off at designated areas to further explore the beautiful flora and fauna throughout the park.

The Parkland Explorer runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. The fee for all passengers is a gold coin, which can be placed into one of the collection boxes located on each carriage.

Getting there

There are three main pedestrian entrances to the Parkland:

Albert Street entrance – from King George Square, head out of the city centre along Albert Street, 200m past the Turbot and Albert Streets intersection, to the main pedestrian entry, Albert Street Footbridge.


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Roma Street entrance – access is available through the Brisbane Transit Centre and Roma Street rail station. Proceed through the train tunnel to Platform 10, across the road, along the pathway and up the lift or escalators into the Parkland. This entrance is open between 6am and 8pm.

Normanby Pedestrian/Cycleway link – access available from the Normanby intersection and also the tunnel link from Herston.

The Roma Street Train Station is located directly beside the Parkland. All suburban trains stop here providing easy access to the Parkland by using the Platform 10 exit.

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