Peacehaven Botanical Park - Highfields

Friday, 19 May 2017 10:18

Address: 56 Kuhls Road, Highfields QLD 4352

As the name suggests, Peacehaven Botanical Park is a serene location at Highfields just 15 minutes north of Toowoomba's CBD.

This popular park offers panoramic views of Gowrie Junction and the Bunya Mountain range to the west. Its diverse collection of Australian native flora and other attractive botanic specimens make for a pleasurable stroll through the parkland. They also provide the perfect setting for special family occasions, such as weddings.

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There are picnic tables, barbecue facilities, a grand rotunda, park seating, open spaces and amenities for public use.  The park is popular for get-togethers, walks, family-time kicking a ball, birthday parties, weddings and small events.  

Entrance to the park and carparking is off Kuhls Road.   

We are proud to work in coordination with Friends of Peacehaven Botanical Park to maintain this beautiful park. Members of the public can purchase specialist native plants at the Peacehaven Botanical Park nursery, with money from each purchase contributing to the upkeep of the park.

The south-west corner of Peacehaven Botanical Park is being enhanced by the installation of a number of play features. Work has begun on the site and is anticipated to be completed by July 2017.

There are barbecue and picnic facilities located in the park for the convenience of park users. 

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The grand rotunda provides a formal area for park users to take in the beautiful views of the Bunya Mountains and Gowrie Junction to the west.  This is also a popular place for weddings and wedding photography (see Weddings).

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Another popular location is the picturesque lake - a stunning focal point with viewing platform and bench seating for park users to sit and enjoy the tranquil setting.

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Stretched over 4.7 hectares, with hundreds of species of scrub and rainforest plants - the park contains dry and wet rainforests, wetlands, and open grassland areas. Rare and endangered plants from south-east Queensland are also housed in this location. There are numerous bird species that inhabit the park, which make for a melodic sound of bird song for park users to enjoy. 

There are various walkways, which make their way through local species plantings and are labelled with plaques, providing an educational aspect to the park. 

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Each walkway contains artistic mosaic tiles symbolising aspects of the natural environment.

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The park also comprises a frog pond, which provides a habitat for the local frog population as well as other varied fauna.

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The park also houses a community, native-plant nursery, open to the public on Thursday and Saturday mornings.

The Peacehaven Botanical Gardens are a popular place for weddings and wedding photos.  For more information on how to book weddings please visit our Booking parks section.

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Features

BBQ
Picnic tables
Shelter
Toilets
Park bench
Gardens

Map

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