Free Friday Guided Walks.

1st Apr 2016 - 28th Oct 2016

The scenic Lagoons and glorious foliage make perfect backdrops during your informative stroll at the picturesque Botanic Gardens. Every Friday 10.00am

Join Maya Harrison or Margaret Lane at 10.00 am Fridays (April 1st – October 28th) at the Administration Building.

Once a month, a Special Themed Free Friday Guided walk is also available. Subscribe to Council’s ENewsletters for regular updates.

Let us know if you wish to come along to any of the walks by contacting the Botanic Gardens and booking the date with us or meet us at the Administration Building / The Garden’s Shop just before 10.00am.
Cost Free:
For more information… Contact the Botanic Gardens on 49527300 or email


Botanic Gardens Open Day with BGANZ

29th May 2016 -

The first Botanic Garden Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) Open Day will be held on Sunday, 29th May in Australia and New Zealand and we are joining in!

There will be a National Media launch in Australia and New Zealand  with ABC TV’s Costa Georgiadis, Australia Ambassador, and Auckland Botanic Gardens Jack Hobbs, New Zealand Ambassador.
Botanic gardens, arboretums and gardens in Australia and New Zealand will celebrate the vital work botanic gardens do for plant conservation. For more information… visit

What will be happening at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Open Day?

We are planning a variety of Guided walks, presentations and activities throughout the day, with a plan to have something for everyone… Bird lovers, children, gardeners, walkers, runners, nature lovers and plant enthusiasts.
Starting at…
7.00am with Breakfast with the Birds,
10am - “Dare to be Different - Biodiversity” Guided walk,
10am – for the children “ A Bungee Jumping Caterpillars session”;
12 noon- Omphalea celata plant sales,
1.30pm Bonsai Society show off their Bonsai plants and techniques
1.30pm - Meet the Artist / Exhibition " Inflorescence" celebration followed at
2.30pm - Palm Inflorescence weaving;
4.00 pm  For the very energetic – Join in with the Mackay Sugar Run for MI Life Remembrance Journey.
Plans are also underway for Special Guided walk through the Regional Forest. The Garden’s shop will be open all day for friendly sales and Gardens’ information.
Some events may require bookings (eg. Breakfast, Meet the Artist for catering) and more events may be added so…Keep informed by visiting  our Facebook page…