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 and Gallery
overlooking the beautiful lagoons for those who just want to
relax with a cup of coffee and admire the view.


Have your say on the future development of the Botanic Gardens.

Mackay Regional Council invites you to have your say on the future design stages of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.There is approximately 30 hectares of Gardens to be developed, and we want your ideas!

Be involved in this exciting new phase of development for your Regional Botanic Gardens.

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Beautiful Orchids Feature in BOTANICA 2015 Exhibition

Mackay Botanical Art Interest Group Artists have created stunning artworks of Orchids, both native and exotic. The exhibition is on show in the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery Wednesday 2nd September - Sunday 25th October 2015 .

You can meet the artists:  Wednesday September 2nd 10am - 1pm.

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Calling all Dinosaurs… Gather for a stampede at the Coal Garden!

Saturday > September 5th at 4.00pm.

It is really the next Friends Guided walk at the Botanic Gardens and you don't need to be old to come along either.

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'Wave Harp' features in the Botanic Gardens

A new art installation 'Wave Harp' is now on show in the Finch Hatton Gorge waterway fountain pool and waterfall at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

"Wave Harp" was a finalist in the STRAND Ephemera Townsville - The North's Sculpture Festival

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Free Friday Guided Walks at the Botanic Gardens

Let us lead you down the Gardens' Paths - Free Friday Guided Walks at 10am every Friday (April to October 2015).

Come and find out what is flowering and fruiting in the Botanic Gardens.

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