The Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden comprises 82 hectares of lush forested areas and is located of Tanawha Tourist Drive.
The gardens are a place of natural beauty, where visitors can come for a peaceful stroll and relax as they walk through the fern gullies and past the on site lagoon.
Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden – Tanawha, Queensland
The gardens are open every day and admissions is free. There are a range of picnic facilities available for visitors who would like to stop and have a picnic on the grass under the trees. There are no BBQ facilities available, but visitors are welcome to bring their own portable BBQ or cooktop. There is stroller and wheelchair access to most of the gardens, as well as a number of walking tracks.
If you would like to learn more about the plants within the garden, then meet one of the volunteer guides at the the Arts & Ecology Centre at 9am for a leisurely hour’s walk and talk. These tours occur on Tuesdays and the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month (Feb-Nov).
During the hot months, why not take advantage of the shady, cool areas of the gardens, including the Mossy Log area, the Fern Glade, the Friendship Colonnade and the Ephemeral Wetlands. Come and sit and read a book or enjoy a picnic lunch.
There are a number of tracks throughout the gardens including:
Upland Bushwalk: 2km along natural bush tracks with creek crossings and some steep slopes.
Lagoon walk: 900m rough bush track, some steps, slippery when wet.
Creek walk: 1300m rough bush track, slippery when wet.
Sculpture Garden Walk: 900m stroll, mostly wheelchair/stroller accessible, well developed tracks.
Fern Glade Walk: 900m concrete path, some steep inclines.
Mossy Log Walk: 110m short 10 minute stroll, softfall track surface, flat, easy walk.
Whipbird Walk: 700m natural rough track, easy walking, 30 minutes.
Ephemeral Wetlands Walk: 400m formed track with some natural, rough sections.
Dogs and other domestic animals are not permitted in the gardens and there are no rubbish bins, so visitors are requested to take their rubbish with them when they leave.
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