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.


World Ranger Day Exhibition 2015

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery
Until Sunday, August 2

Come and take a walk on the wild side to view places and creatures depicted by those who are wild about protecting them.

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World Ranger Day Auction

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery > Saturday, August 1
6pm - Meet and mingle with the artists and choose your favourite artworks.
7pm - Auction begins.

An auction of all the artworks from the World Ranger Day Exhibition

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And the winner was... Isabelle

Isabelle won some tasty tucker (products made from bush foods) which was the prize of the Bush Foods' July School Holiday quiz.

Isabelle filled out a "Bush Foods Quiz" and found out what might be edible from certain plants in the Australian bush.

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Small Explorers: “Plant a seed and grow a mind”

Monday, August 17 from  9.30am – 11am. BOOKINGS PREFERRED. 

Get fascinated by all sorts of seeds, big, small, spiny and smooth that become plants like the ones growing in our Botanic Gardens. The session includes story reading, making a recycled pot, planting a seed or two to take home and a small walk in the Gardens.

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Free Friday Guided Walks at the Botanic Gardens

 Let us lead you down the Gardens' Paths - Free Friday Guided Walks at 10am every Friday (April to October 2015).

Come and find out what is flowering and fruiting in the Botanic Gardens.

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