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Bamboo Down Under, Wongawallan

Bamboo Down Under at Wongawallan is a garden centre with a difference. The perfect weekend outing, here you can stroll through their rainforest walk, explore the meditation garden, enchanted forest and bamboo tunnel, and get bamboozled in the bamboo maze!

Bamboo Down Under started as a small family business and is now the leading supplier of bamboo in Retail and Wholesale within Australia. They’ve also been awarded the “Best Specialist Garden Centre in Queensland” at the Nursery & Garden Industry Awards in the past!

We visited on a Sunday morning and started with the Species Garden, located right beside the car park. Wander around and find the hidden pandas while having a look at some incredible ornamental species of bamboo! The Species Garden then leads on to the Bamboo Maze, where you have to figure out the right path to the other side! Those who succeed will find themselves entering the Rainforest Walk, a very peaceful stroll through a forest of enormous bamboo varieties. Dotted throughout are information signs about bamboo, little panda ornaments and other garden statues. You’ll soon come across the Bamboo Tunnel, which is lots of fun for kids and adults alike to weave in and out under the huge stems of bamboo. Little ones will love the Enchanted Forest, with lots of angels, gargoyles and other garden ornaments hidden amongst a smaller forest path.

At the end of this you’ll find yourself back at the main garden centre, with plenty of varieties of bamboo and other plants to browse and purchase if you are looking for a new addition to the garden. It’s free to visit the garden centre and display gardens, so even if you’re not purchasing, it’s great for some garden inspiration.

Need to know:

  • Address: 930 Tamborine – Oxenford Rd, Wongawallan QLD 4210
  • Opening hours: 9am-5pm, 7 days a week
  • Website: https://www.bamboodownunder.com.au/our-story
  • Facilities: toilet located at the garden centre, pram friendly (if your pram can handle off road as paths are crushed rock). Bring a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. No cafe facilities on site.