Great Botanic Race

Great Botanic Race

Self-guided orienteering challenge for older kids and teens

Keen to get your tweens out of the house and on the move? 

A new Great Botanic Race has been set for the 2023 - 2024 summer holidays!  This self-guided orienteering activity is a great way to enjoy an active, all-ages day at the Botanic Garden. Older children and teens love racing their friends and solving the puzzle while they explore the bushland.

Grab a map at the information wall (near the lagoon crossing) in the lower part of the Garden, or download and print before you come.

2023 - 2024 map and instructions

Choose between the Junior course (6 letters, <1km in <1hr) or the Full course (15 letters, <2km in <2hr). Use the detailed map to navigate between the numbered control points, each with a different letter and a hole punch so you know where you've been.  Find them all to solve the puzzle. 

This activity was developed in partnership with Adventure Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Orienteers.