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.


“Inside Out, Outside In” … an Exhibition by ART WHITSUNDAY.

Featuring at the Lagoons Gallery open Wednesday to Friday 10 am - 3pm and Weekends from 9am - 4pm

Come and view the exhibition 13th Aug 2014 - 7th Sep 2014

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Working towards a healthier Lagoons Catchment

The Lagoons are at the heart of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens and was the location of Mackay's first settlement and water supply. However 150 years of development, industry and agriculture have led to this scenic waterway suffering with increased nutrient levels, high amounts of sediment and a loss of the original vegetation.

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Lagoons Cafe and Gallery is OPEN

Those looking for something new and exciting for breakfast or lunch in a relaxed outdoor setting will be excited to hear that the new and improved Lagoons Café and Gallery is open for business Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 3pm and Weekends from 9am to 4pm.

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