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 Mates have been at it again! Painting that is.

November 5, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Lagoons Gallery, Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Cost: Free

Nature has been the inspiration for their paintings in this their third exhibition at the Lagoons Gallery.

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He just can't stop painting!

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November 2014

Roy Huff is painting even more pictures. Come and see him at work at the Lagoons Cafe and Gallery at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

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Small Explorers: Christmas Decorations in the Gardens…

Tuesday, December 9, 9.30 am – 11am.

Bells will be tinkling and creating decorations will be delightful fun. Small Explorer sessions are fun and educational opportunities for toddlers and kindergarten aged children 18 months to 5 years held monthly or by appointment.

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Christmas in the Gardens: 2014

Sunday, December 14 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Christmas in the Gardens will feature a range of local entertainers for an evening of family enjoyment.

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Christmas Orchids are Sun Smart!

If you look very closely at the individual flowers of the Christmas orchid you can see a small child with legs and arms, a cute little face all under a very big sun hat. Come and see them flowering now in the Tropical Shade Garden of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

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