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 and Gallery
overlooking the beautiful lagoons for those who just want to
relax with a cup of coffee and admire the view.


Free guided walk in the Gardens

Due to no guides being available we have had to cancel the free guided walk on Friday, October 16.

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Beautiful orchids feature in BOTANICA 2015 exhibition

Wednesday, September 2 - Sunday, October 25
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery
Meet the artists:  Wednesday, September 2 from 10am - 1pm

Mackay Botanical Art Interest Group Artists have created stunning artworks of Orchids, both native and exotic.

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Orchids are blooming in the Botanic Gardens' Tropical Shade Garden

The Swamp Orchid is Blooming now! View this spectacular flower today because It won't last long!

Look up during your walk and see the Golden Orchids Dendrobium discolour too.

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Future development of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

There is approximately 30 hectares of Botanic Gardens to be developed (Meadowlands) and many other areas of the current stages to be revised. Keep up to date on the progess of the detailed design.

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