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.


Fabulous Fungi included in 'Botanica 2014' exhibition

Come and view colourful, curious and captivating flora is this wonderful exhibition by the Mackay Botanical Art Interest Group at the Lagoons Gallery from October 8 - November 2, 2014.

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Small Explorers: 'Wildlife in the Gardens'

Fun and educational opportunities for toddlers and kindergarten aged children 18 months to 5 years held monthly or by appointment.

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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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“Tropical Shade Garden Secrets”

Friday, October 31 will be the last Special Free Friday Guided Walk for 2014. Discover some of the secrets of the special plants growing at the Botanic Gardens.

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Friends of the Gardens Special Guided Walk: “Tree Walk”

Join us for a special Guided Walk on Saturday, October 18, from 3pm - 5:30pm to find out more about trees in the Timber Trees Arboretum.

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