Self guided walks

Come down to the Botanic Gardens and enjoy some fresh air with the kids.

There are a few different self-guided activities on offer.

Download a copy below or pick up a copy from the café or our brochure holders outside Botanic Gardens Visitor Information Centre.

Useful plants of the Regional Forests – Balmoral Section

320m loop, 15 minutes duration, wheelchair and pram accessible.

This self-guided walk is best accessed from the southern entrance off Ram Chandra Place at the Australian South Sea Islander car park. Discover the uses of some of our local native plants in the Regional Forests.

Botanic Endeavour 250 Trail

Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand commemorate the anniversary voyage of discovery onboard the HMB Endeavour, during which botanists, Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander made a comprehensive collection of flora. Pressings of over 520 new taxa unknown to western science were collected along Australia’s east coast. There were also thousands of botanical illustrations made, all which somehow made their way back to England.

In Australia, 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of these discoveries. You are invited to Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens to be an epic voyager for the day and discover some of the plants that Banks and Solander collected during their voyage.