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
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
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.
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
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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.