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Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
West Mackay, Mackay Area

Free Entry - Entry Information

07 4952 7300

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Located just five kilometres from the Mackay city centre, the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens showcases the beautiful tropical flora from Mackay and the Whitsundays, along with other beautiful Australian native and exotic plants from similar climates around the world. This young botanic garden opened in 2003 and provides many resources to visitors - from over three kilometres of walking and cycling trails, wetland boardwalks, a unique cafe and gallery perched high above the wildlife filled lagoons, to excellent bird watching opportunities. Feature gardens include the luxuriant Fernery, the Regional Forest, rare and threatened flora of the tropical Shade Garden and the unique Coal Garden - tracing the evolution of plants and the importance of coal.

Property Details


  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Walking

Other Information

Children are welcome. The gardens have interpretive education programs for children.

Disabled visitors are catered for with access to pathways, drinking fountains, toilets, carparking and access to buildings.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Dogs and their owners are welcome to the Botanic Gardens. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and there are no ''off-lead'' areas. "Doggy-doo" bags are located at all main entrances to the Gardens and dogs owners are encouranged to use these free facilities.

How To Get There:
The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens is located on the south side of Mackay, with the main entrance to the gardens on Lagoon Street, just 100 metres off Highway A1. Signs on the highway alert visitors to turn into Lagoon Street.

Free Entry

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9 Lagoon Street
West Mackay
Queensland 4740 Australia

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