Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens is one of Mackay’s
most popular tourist attractions.

It is home to a vast range of tropical flora from Mackay and the
Whitsundays as well as other Australian native and exotic plants
which feature in five ‘culturally-themed’ gardens.

If you’re an animal lover, you’ll be pleased to find that the local
wildlife has made a home amongst the plants and foliage,
making for excellent bird watching opportunities and
insect spotting.

Mackay’s Botanic Gardens also serves as a pleasant
recreational facility featuring over three kilometres of walking
and cycling trails and a unique Cafe, Restaurant and Gallery
overlooking the beautiful lagoons for those who just want to
relax with a cup of coffee and admire the view.


The World That We Want

Inspired by the book "The World That We Want" by Kim Michele Toft and their recent beach cleaning excursion, children from Mackay Kindergarten and Preschool made some very interesting creations using some of the items they found on the beach.

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Endangered Orchid flowering at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Phaius australis Swamp orchid is putting on a showy performance in the Tropical Shade Garden of the Botanic Gardens. It only flowers for 3- 4 weeks of the year, so don't miss out on seeing it during these School Holidays.

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Lagoons Cafe and Gallery is OPEN

Those looking for something new and exciting for breakfast or lunch in a relaxed outdoor setting will be excited to hear that the new and improved Lagoons Café and Gallery is open for business Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 3pm and Weekends from 9am to 4pm.

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Working towards a healthier Lagoons Catchment

The Lagoons are at the heart of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens and was the location of Mackay's first settlement and water supply. However 150 years of development, industry and agriculture have led to this scenic waterway suffering with increased nutrient levels, high amounts of sediment and a loss of the original vegetation.

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