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.



Council and community working together for a shared botanical vision

A council/community Advisory Board has been formed to oversee future plans for Mackay's botanic gardens and assist the curator to consider botany, resident visitation and tourism, community development and involvement, sport and recreation access, arts and events.

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Choose a new fitness path

With most residents' New Year's fitness resolutions now well underway, it can be easy to lose motivation if you're running along the same path each day.

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‘Sunday Painter’ exhibition by Uta Wild

Come and view these very colourful artworks at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery from Wednesday, January 21 to Sunday, March 1.

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Botanic Gardens Meeting Room becomes "The Friends Meeting Place" for volunteers

The Meeting Room at the Botanic Gardens has many uses for many different users. Every first and third Wednesday of the month...  it will be a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather from 9.00am - 12noon... the "Friends Meeting Place"

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