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Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

9 Lagoon St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 7 4952 7300
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Beautifully laid out and maintained gardens

We enjoyed strolling around these gardens and seeing all the different flora. Beautiful fernery... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jacqui H
Relaxing Walk

This is a most delightful place to wander around, enjoying the variety of flora as well as learning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Olya W
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“bird life” (19 reviews)
“pleasant walk” (6 reviews)
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9 Lagoon St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed strolling around these gardens and seeing all the different flora. Beautiful fernery. Paths very easy to negotiate and wheelchair friendly for the most part. Waterfalls dotted around the place - very calming. The lagoon is full of bird life, and the water lilies...More

Thank Jacqui H
Kimberley B, Visitor Services Officer at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a most delightful place to wander around, enjoying the variety of flora as well as learning about the environment of the area. Enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the cafe, where the service was friendly and quick.

Thank Olya W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Mackay but this little cafe, in my view, is the best casual lunchtime eating on so many levels. The setting is lovely but there is the option to sit inside if you feel too warm on the deck. The food - I’ve...More

Thank Lyn R
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great shady walks and spots on grass to lay down and relax :) Lovely lake and birds to watch, butterflies - just be careful of snakes in summer!!

Thank paulacH4219AX
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The family and I went here for a nice relaxing afternoon out. Not only great views but educational and the cafe there is great too.

Thank Brad_Eveleigh
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Lots of paths to ride or walk. Butterfly's to watch and bird life on the lagoon. Play area but go early as the older children's area does not have shade. There is a cafe if you would like or bring a picnic.

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Visited the Gardens a few months after they had been damaged by a cyclone, and they had done well to restore most of the gardens. Nice place for a stroll or wheelchair wheel along the river. They have wheelchair accessible toilets near the café and...More

Thank cathy764
Reviewed 31 August 2017

A great place to wander around all the gardens. There is alot of birdlife and wildlife throughout the gardens and many helpful locals willing to share their knowledge.

Thank habanachooky
Reviewed 11 August 2017

With a friend we joined a guided tour of part of the botanical gardens. What a great way to get to know more about the work of such gardens and also learnt so very much about some local native plants and insects. When you can...More

Thank RuthK232
Kimberley B, Visitor Services Officer at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

The Botanic Gardens are so pleased you enjoyed our guided walks. We hope to see you again in 2018.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you want to see some of the natural features, flora, and fauna of Central Queensland in one location, then a walk around the Botanic gardens in Mackay is sure to delight. Wetlands, rainforests, gorges, and waterfalls have all been incorporated into the gardens which...More

Thank Kerryn B
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