The Queensland Herbarium is based in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, which is on Mt Coot-tha Rd in Toowong. The nearest accommodation is about 2 km away, which is a nice walk before/after sitting down all day although not so lovely if it’s humid or raining. There are many other options in neighbouring suburbs of Auchenflower and Milton, although you will need to catch a bus, uber/taxi or drive from there.
There is ample parking at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha and there are several buses that come right into the gardens carpark (bus numbers 471, 598 and 599—check out the timetables and journey planners). Use the planner also if you are going to attend the workshop on the Monday. The workshop is being held at the State Library Queensland on South Bank. South Bank is easily accessible from Toowong on the CityCat (ferry) or bus. If you felt like a ride you could even use the share bikes of Brisbane. Unfortunately, we don’t have a bike station at the gardens yet.
Closest accommodation options
Toowong Central Motel Apartments
38 Jephson St (cnr. Lissner St.) Toowong
From $116—free onsite parking, complimentary breakfast, free wifi, kitchenette, self-contained
Toowong Inn & Suites (formerly Comfort Inn & Suites)
24 Lissner St, Toowong
From $131—free onsite parking, free wifi, breakfast available
9 Ascog Terrace, Toowong
From $130—free onsite parking, self-contained apartment with kitchen (1, 2 or 3 bedroom), free wifi
63 Jephson St (Cnr Sherwood Rd), Toowong
From $149—studio and apartments, free onsite parking, free wifi, breakfast available.
Benson Court Motel
61 Benson St, Toowong
From $150—free onsite parking, kitchenette, self-contained
Transport from the airport
See information regarding travelling to and from Brisbane Airport on their website. The Airtrain is easy to use and will get you straight to Toowong Station with only one change.
Visiting the Queensland Herbarium collection
The herbarium will be open the weekend before and during the conference between 9 am and 5 pm by appointment. To make an appointment to access the Queensland Herbarium, please contact Queensland.Herbarium@qld.gov.au before you arrive in Brisbane so we can facilitate your visit.
Note: You will not be able to bring paper products into the collections without them going through our freezer for 7 days. We can provide det/conf/annotation slips and scrap paper to make notes on but if you really want to use your own you can post them to us for freezing. All items for freezing must be received at the Queensland Herbarium by Thursday, 22 November 2018.