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Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Closed Now: 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Awesome lunch

Great cafe location overlooking water lagoon, we enjoyed high tea for lunch and were treated with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert T
Horsham, Australia
Small but nice botanical garden

A small but nice botanical garden with a lagoon in the centre. Nice parks and lots of shade. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael D
Mackay, Australia
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“bird life”(23 reviews)
“coffee shop”(4 reviews)
“nice walk”(7 reviews)
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9 Lagoon St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 7 4952 7300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cafe location overlooking water lagoon, we enjoyed high tea for lunch and were treated with excellent service by staff

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the inlaws for brekky and a wander through the park. Cafe and food excellent, park excellent. Council has done a great job. Enjoyed it so much we went back two more times that same week! A definite must see and do in Mackay.

1  Thank Faith W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not very big but the young fella enjoyed it. We visited while waiting for our flight, probably wouldn’t go back though.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small but nice botanical garden with a lagoon in the centre. Nice parks and lots of shade. A regular place to visit that is quiet and close to the CBD. A few times a year special events are held here.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I walk here every single afternoon solo and I will never get sick of it. The animal and plant life is just beautiful, along with the gorgeous views and plentiful shade. As a young woman walking solo, you always have to be careful but I...More

1  Thank mery_foodie5
Reviewed 11 July 2018

very relaxing walk amongst shady trees and birdlife there is also a café with great meals and a good variety of choice and friendly staff

1  Thank sandra h
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The gardens are well kept and interesting. You can cover most of it in a couple of kilometers or less. The signage to the Gardens in poor, and you are really not sure where the entrance is. Also many of the plants have signs, but...More

Thank Trishb2302
MRBG_VSO, Visitor Services Officer at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens are progressively placing new plant identification labels throughout the Botanic Gardens to assist visitors with plant identification. We do recognise that more signage is needed. You will be...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This area includes a walking track and is situated near a pond which has turtles and ducks as well as other creatures. It is a nice spot for small children to explore and there are play areas in proximity.

Thank DoctorTTravel
Reviewed 7 June 2018

The Botanic Gardens has very well maintained pathways and made for easy walking. The differing gardens were well presented and the signs and notices helpful. Although some of the large information signs couldn't be fully read as they had been covered over with garden mulch....More

Thank roslynt925
Reviewed 30 May 2018

The gardens are a growing concern and provides excellent facilities and places to eat. There is a lovely lagoon there and many indigenous and exotic plants. Well worth a visit..

1  Thank Dr Raymond D
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