Discover one of Australia's youngest Botanic Gardens, located at beautiful Mackay on the Central Queensland Coast.

These new gardens opened to the public in May 2003 and are being constructed over a 15 year, 10 phase period focusing on flora from the Central Queensland Coast bioregion that surrounds the city, along with other beautiful Australian natives and exotics from similar climates around the world.

The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens provides many resources to visitors and the community - from a pleasant recreational facility with over three kilometres of walking and cycling trails, to a unique cafe and gallery perched high above our wildlife filled lagoons, to a place that remembers the past and Mackay's cultural identity today with 5 feature ''cultural themed' gardens and of course - a garden filled with life and colour - home to animals and plants - some threatened in the wild.

The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens was made possible by a seeding grant from the Queensland State Government and is funded and operated by the Mackay Regional Council.