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.


"Beyond Words" Exhibition by Karima Dieleman

Come and view Karima's series of paintings representing some of the flora found in the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens until March 29, 2015.

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Friends of the Gardens 'Heritage Gardens Working Bees''

Garden Friends are welcome every month on the first and third Wednesday to participate in this special project.

Join in from 7am - 9am or from 10am - 12noon or both?

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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 is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather from 9am - 12noon.

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