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.


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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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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‘A Few of My Favourite Things’

The Lagoons Gallery opened on Wednesday, July 16 for the long awaited Exhibition "My Favourite Things". The exhibition will be on display till Sunday, August 10, 2014.

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“Have A Blooming Good Time”

Bottlebrushes, Grevillea and Everlasting Daisies are providing lots of colour as well as nectar for the birds, bees and butterflies.  Join us for a ‘Special’ Free Friday Guided Walk on Friday, August 15 from 10am to 11.30am.

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“Birds of a Feather Flock Together”

Bring your young children to the Small Explorers adventure to discover different birds that live in the Botanic Gardens on Tuesday, August 19 from  9.30am to 11.00am.

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