Friends event calendar

Please note that event dates may change and we ask that you visit this site regularly to view any updates or changes.

Photo Walkabout

Photo Walkabout in the Botanic Gardens

Photo Walkabout workshops are a free community workshop run on a monthly basis. New participants are always welcome to come and explore the Botanic Gardens and take photos with others that are keen to learn about photography. This group is for beginners to advanced amateurs wanting to learn more. The best way to learn is in a fun and active, practical environment. To find out more about the next Photo Walkabout, please contact the Botanic Gardens on phone 4952 7300 or email

This event is hosted by the Friends of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens and supported by Mackay Camera Group.

guided walks

Free Friday guided walks (April - October)

Discover the Botanic Gardens with one of our friendly Volunteer Guides from the Gardens Friends Association. Guided walks are offered to the public every Friday between April and October. Learn about the history of the Gardens, local plants of the Central Queensland Coast, some of the amazing features of the Botanic Gardens, and so much more. Bookings are required as places are limited. Contact the Botanic Gardens on phone (07) 4952 7300 to book your spot. Private group tours are available on request.