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“Just beautiful.”

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Maleny
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 three 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 or bring a picnic lunch. You can even bring your dog on a lead! Gardens are open 9am to 4.30pm 7 days a week and only close on Christmas day. Aviary tours run several times daily. Entry by Admission.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, lush gardens. Multiple ponds and small waterfalls. Narrow hidden, grassy paths (not the best access for differently abled or wheelchair users - fair warning), stepping stones over water, flowers everywhere. A real boat on a pond the kids loved climbing through, pretending to be pirates. Heaps of tables and seating at plenty of shady gazebos for pre packed lunches, with serene views. The staff were all so pleasant it was *almost* sickening (I kid of course), jut lovely people. The birds and bird aviary tour were excellent value, more than enough birds to go around, plenty of interaction to be had. You won’t get an up close and personal experience with animals like that for cheaper, that’s for sure. And I was much happier knowing that they were all either born in captivity or injured and unable to be released into the wild. So glad we finally got around to it. We will be back.

Thank Jess L
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

It is not easy to find, but definitely the most exciting experience around here in Queensland, probably among the most fascinating in Australia. You can come so close to various birds, like in a fairy tale. They touch you, pet you, if you let it, but some even sing an opera. I am not joking! You can have an experience over 400 birds there in the aviary.
Nevertheless, make sure you have at least one or two hours for the beautiful botanic garden, with the most spectacular view on the valley and the volcanic mountains (including glass mountain).
It shows a face of Australia, that not so many people know. Excellent adventure for even a family with smaller children.
It is easy to reach in 30-40 minutes from Sunshine Coast.
I would advise to plan 2-3 hours for the visit, in order to get the full experience.
I highly recommend this place for you.

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Fun buggy rides on a beautiful botanic garden is a perfect place to visit with family. You also get to watch with the variety of gorgeous birds and if you are lucky you mat catch one of them to sing. A prefect piece of heaven tucked away in sunshine coast!

Thank Naz M
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Rita R, Public Relations & Customer Service at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hello Naz
We really value you taking the time to respond to Trip Advisor about your trip to the Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World.
We are delighted you had a great time here & the buggy rides were fun.
Our place is an adventure playground for everyone. The singing Coco is a treat for us also.
We look forward to your return trip to visit us next time.

Warmest regards
Rita Rumler & the team at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

My son and I wanted somewhere fun and fulfilling to spend his 7th birthday rather than your average cinema trip, and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World was on top of the list and as always a perfect choice! We are never left disappointed... The views are breathtaking, the staff are lovely, educated and very helpful, and the amazing aviary is absolutely incredible!! Our personal highlight is being up close with all the beautiful birds, it is honestly an experience you can't get enough of!! This place is definitely somewhere we will continue to visit as much as possible!! Guaranteed to make special memories with the kids and lots and lots of smiles!! How couldn't you love it :)

Thank t1ffanyyy
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Rita R, Public Relations & Customer Service at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hello Tiffany
We really value you taking the time to respond to Trip Advisor about your trip to the Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World.
We are delighted you had an amazing time in the aviary & found the staff caring & knowledgeable.
Our place is an adventure playground for everyone.
We look forward to your return trip to visit us next time.

Warmest regards
Rita Rumler & the team at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This place is amazing. A really good spot to take some pictures with the stunning views. It has a good track so you can walk and enjoy the nature.

Thank Vladimir R
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