Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Visit the 'Jewel' of Maleny: Set on over seven hectares the magnificent Gardens are positioned high on the escarpment. They are privately owned and form a panorama of waterfalls, lakes, ponds and colourful plantings. Uniquely landscaped layers, idyllic rainforest surroundings and the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains backdrop create a truly unique garden. BIRD WORLD: Our facilitated, interactive Bird Encounter in the four adjoining Bird Aviaries brings you up close and personal with colourful birds of the world from Finches to Macaws. We conduct regular guided walks daily (tour times vary according to visitor demand- please enquire when purchasing your Garden Entry). Enjoy our fabulous Devonshire teas any time during the day in one of the gazebos overlooking the Gardens and mountains. Gardens are open 9am to 4.30pm 7 days a week and only closed on Christmas day. Aviary tours run several times daily. Entry by Admission.
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  • isabellecostello
    Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible experience
    My partner and I went for our 1 year anniversary it was amazing. All staff were very warm, welcoming and had a real love for the birds. The only reason I’m not giving 5 stars is because I feel that the best time of year to visit is in spring as sections of the gardens weren’t in bloom yet which is valid because they’re seasonal.
    Hi isabellecostello Great to read you enjoyed your day. It's our winter garden at the moment with lots of blooms still ie: orchids, magnolias and more. Surprisingly we still have roses blooming too! Thank you for visiting us. Cheers MBG Team
    Written 18 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • xQueeniex
    Noosaville, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an amazing experience!!
    This was such a great experience for my family and I. My son has autism and he’s been just absolutely fascinated in birds so to see him get so excited over all the different colour birds and all the different sounds they made was such a wholesome feeling. We loved every minute of it and can’t wait to go back again some time
    Hi xQueeniex That is so great to read, we're so happy you all had a wonderful day especially your son. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers MBG Team
    Written 18 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 July 2023
  • SaraEvelyn90
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family day out
    We had a great time at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World. The encounters with the birds and animals were fantastic. The staff were amazing and informative. The garden grounds were lovely and well kept. We were lucky enough to score a buggy and did 2 laps around the gardens the kids loved it that much. We will definitely be back and 100% recommend to all 👌
    Hi SaraEvelyn90 Thank you so much for your review and for visiting us. It's wonderful to read you all had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers MBG Team
    Written 18 July 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Jarome G
    Greater Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    Our whole family really enjoyed the bird experience. The gardens and views were top class. Staff were friendly too. The only criticism is the bird guide's microphone's speaker was poor quality and we couldn't hear what she was saying.
    Hi Jarome Great to hear you all enjoyed your day. We’re looking into different microphones at the moment. Thank you for visiting us. Cheers MBG Team
    Written 23 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • ianchesterman2023
    Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Day Out
    The interaction with the birds was fantastic, the team made you feel welcomed and looked after you. We enjoyed the cafe food after the bird experience and went through the farm animal area and the gardens. The views were amazing, and the gardens are well worth a visit. Highly recommended
    Hi ianchesterman2023 Thank you so much for your recommendation and for visiting us. We’re so happy you had a great time. Cheers MBG Team
    Written 23 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Jana C
    Brisbane, Australia48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots and lots of birds, friendly stuff
    This place is much better than the one in Kuranda near Cairns. It's bigger and they have heaps more birds. Plus the gardens are beautiful, there is a nice cafe and you can make a whole day out of it. Also, the view of Glasshouse Mountains is spectacular.
    Hi 735janac Thank you for your review and for visiting us. We're happy to read you enjoyed your day. Cheers MBG Team
    Written 26 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Written 24 July 2023
  • anyadeboisau
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    I took my partner on a private bird world tour - and it was such an amazing experience! We were able to see both native and exotic birds that we would have never seen in our lifetime if it wasn't for this sanctuary. I would definitely recommend this experience to bird lovers, and I'd love to visit again soon!
    Hi anyadeboisau Thank you for joining the private tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your morning with us. Cheers MBG Team
    Written 26 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Sarah1993F
    Kingaroy, Australia1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    1st birthday
    Our 1yr old daughter loved looking at the birds and patting the farm animals. The bird tour guide was friendly. The gardens are great. I would suggest a golf cart to get around as there are some very steep walkways.
    HI Sarah1993F Thank you for celebrating your daughters 1st birthday with us. We're happy you all had a great day. Great advice on the golf buggy too. Cheers MBG Team
    Written 31 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • scopeland2023
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blue care aged care facility.
    This was a beautiful place to take our residents. The friendly staff assisted our residents the whole time . We were able to bring our own picnic lunch and sit at the beautiful table and chairs under cover with a beautiful mountain view. The birds were so lovely and the residents totally enjoyed it. unfortunately we did not have time to see the farm animals. We had a great time.
    Hi scopeland2023 Thank you all for visiting us, it's wonderful to read you had a great day. Hopefully you can all return soon to enjoy the Farm Friends petting zoo. Cheers MBG Team
    Written 31 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Trudi J
    32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really memorable visit
    Our first visit and we really enjoyed the aviary tour. It was fascinating and fun as well as very informative. Lots of opportunities for photos . Sadly it rained as we toured the gardens but we can imagine how nice it would be to walk and picnic in the gardens in the sunshine . The buggy hire was a big success. The picnic was nice especially the baguettes but the brownie was very dry so a little disappointing and didn’t include a drink .
    Hi Trudi We're glad you enjoyed your day albeit the bad weather. Thank you for letting us know about the brownie, we'll look into this further. Cheers MBG Team
    Written 11 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 11 August 2023
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Julie-Anne C
North Shore, New Zealand69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a very fun interactive experience. The birds were spectacular and the hosts were extremely knowledgeable and did a great job. We loved this outing and seeing all the gorgeous bird species!
Written 8 July 2024
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Hi 660julieannec Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fun and interactive experience. It's great to know you enjoyed the spectacular birds and found our hosts knowledgeable. We will pass onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers MBG Team
Written 8 July 2024
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Kelly F
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Family
Absolutely beautiful place. 🌸🦜
My daughter works here it’s such a beautiful environment, how lucky is she.
Everyone needs to experience this magical place!
So many birds and farm animals and the views are to die for!
Written 6 July 2024
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Hi Keldarren Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you find Maleny Botanic Gardens absolutely beautiful and magical. It's fantastic to know that your daughter enjoys working here, we love having her a part of the team. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming many more visitors to experience the magic! Cheers MBG Team
Written 7 July 2024
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Cruiser23230344776
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Friends
The gardens is an absolute rip off. Devonshire tea in a takeaway box & disposable cups.
Brought a voucher & then once arrived asked to pay extra for the bird sanctuary. The cost was 68 dollars for 2 people.
A total disappointment
Written 30 June 2024
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Hi Cruiser23230344776 We're sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. We offer different entry prices to accommodate various interests, and this information is clearly identified on our website. We apologise if this was not clear at the time of your visit. We strive to provide a quality experience and regret that you were disappointed with the Devonshire tea presentation. Your feedback is important to us, and we will use it to make improvements. Kind regards MBG Team
Written 3 July 2024
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Francis F
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I bought a pass and went twice so far, the advantage of pass is I don't need ro pay for aviary anymore and can go as many times as I want.
The gardens are gorgeous, I love hanging around for hours, reading, having coffee or something. I think I still havent managed to explore every corner of the place as it is huge.
Though be aware the caffee is a bit expensive.
Also if you DON'T DRIVE, you can catch a bus to Maleny from Landsborough and then it's half an hour walk uphill. Very doable.
Overall even if you don't want the birds to destroy your clothes the gardens are still worth of a day stay!
Written 18 June 2024
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Hi francisfA6229SU We're delighted to hear that you are enjoying your pass and visiting us multiple times. It's great to know that you love spending hours in our gorgeous gardens, reading, and having coffee. We appreciate your travel tips for non-drivers. We're glad you find the gardens worth a day visit, even without the bird experience. We look forward to welcoming you back many more times! Cheers MBG Team
Written 24 June 2024
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Tamara D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We had an amazing time at the bird experience, the birds were very interactive and well handled by our awesome guide. He had lots of knowledge to share, controlled the group really well, including small children and the birds seemed to love him. I would definitely go back.
Written 18 June 2024
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Hi I6493JFtamarad Thank you for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time on the aviary tour. It's wonderful to know that our guide made a positive impact with his knowledge and ability to manage the group. We'll definitely pass this on. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable visit! Cheers MBG Team
Written 24 June 2024
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Chrisdalton
Benalla, Australia34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
We found the whole experience overly rated and overly expensive when coming with little children. Firstly we arrived and went to the petting farm, on arrival we were told the little ones could not interact with the rabbit ,Guinea pigs etc as it was Monday and not enough staff. Then we went to goats and donkeys where you can touch but being very careful with donkeys and not to mention goats who actually started chewing and ruined my dress, staff member didn’t seem to care. We then went to birds which is not really toddler friendly, and except for gardens that’s about it for kids. The whole experience which was initiated as a kids experience cost $187.00 and the biggest waste of $$$$$ I have spent as a kids day.would not go again and would not recommend to anyone with toddlers as an experience
Written 18 June 2024
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Hi Thedalton Thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations, especially when visiting with young children. We apologise for the inconvenience regarding the petting farm and the interaction restrictions on Mondays. We're looking for great staff to join our team so if you know anyone we'd be very happy to meet them. We appreciate your comments about the bird experience and the gardens. Your feedback is valuable, and we will take it into consideration to improve our offerings, especially for families with toddlers. We are committed to providing a better experience for all our guests and hope you might consider visiting us again in the future under different circumstances. Kind regards MBG Team
Written 24 June 2024
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Warren&Christina B
Toowoomba, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
A weekend away and decided to finally come and visit, and it was everything and more. I had hand raised a concure, and to participate in the aviary/bird show tour, and have such friendly birds of all varieties, free interact with us, was superb. The knowledgeable tour guide was a delight to have us guide us thru the different habitats and know all the birds by name was amazing.
All I can say is please don’t change, and become like Australia zoo, commercialised and hand out for every little thing.
This place you have developed is perfect and wouldn’t change it for the world. Thankyou to all the absolutely fantastic staff.
Written 2 June 2024
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Hi wlcjbros Thank you for your heartfelt review! We’re thrilled to hear that your visit to Maleny Botanic Gardens exceeded your expectations and provided such a memorable experience. It’s wonderful to know that you enjoyed the aviary and bird show tour, especially interacting with the friendly birds. We’re also delighted that you appreciated our knowledgeable tour guide and their ability to share insights about the different habitats and birds. Thank you for your kind words about our fantastic staff. Your feedback about preserving the unique and non-commercialised nature of our gardens is truly appreciated. We’re committed to maintaining the special charm and authenticity that make our place so beloved. We look forward to welcoming you back for another experience soon! Cheers MBG Team
Written 3 June 2024
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Jock
Sunshine Coast, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Really fun experience located in gorgeous Maleny with picturesque views and beautiful botanic gardens. We really enjoyed walking through the aviary, and seeing lots of different birds, that all appeared healthy and happy. The food was okay, but wasn't the attraction in the first place.
Written 30 May 2024
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Hi jockandjosie44 Thank you for your review! We’re delighted that you had a fun experience at Maleny Botanic Gardens and enjoyed the picturesque views and stunning botanic gardens. It’s great to hear that you loved walking through the aviary and seeing the different birds. We appreciate your feedback about the food. It would be wonderful to know more so we can make any improvements. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable visit soon! Cheers MBG Team
Written 3 June 2024
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platypi
Sydney, Australia54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Amazing experience - we were blown away by how friendly the birds were. They came and sat on us and others and were really charming. An unforgettable experience. The miniature farm animals were really cute and friendly too. And the gardens has stunning views of the Glasshouse mountains. A day well spent!
Written 27 May 2024
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Hi platypi We’re thrilled to hear that you had such a memorable experience at Maleny Botanic Gardens. It’s wonderful to know that you enjoyed the friendly birds and their charming interactions, as well as the cute and friendly miniature farm animals. We’re delighted that you found your day well spent, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable experiences! Cheers MBG Team
Written 3 June 2024
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Stephen G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I went to this place 10yrs ago. The gardens were small. Today the gardens are fantastic. Views are superb. Set up for anyone. Golf carts available for the ones who find walking a challenge. Bird aviaries well set out and the birds are outstanding. Recommend this on anybody's must do list.
Stephen.
Written 20 May 2024
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Hi W8913LMstepheng Thank you for your fantastic review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Maleny Botanic Gardens and appreciated the changes since your last visit ten years ago. It's wonderful to know that you found the gardens superb and well set up for everyone, including the convenience of golf carts. We're especially glad you enjoyed the bird aviaries. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we hope to welcome you back for another memorable visit soon! Cheers MBG Team
Written 3 June 2024
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