The Maleny Botanic Gardens is a beautiful place to visit during your stay on the Sunshine Coast.
With over 14 acres of gardens and lawns located on over 110 acres, many people come here to enjoy the magnificent rainforest setting and spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains.
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Aviary, Bird World, Maleny
An aviary has also been opened on the property, which houses over 300 birds, including cockatoos, lorikeets, parrots and macaws. Guided walk through tours is offered daily, with tours lasting between 30-40 minutes. On the tour, you will be lead by an experienced guide who will introduce you to their vast range of birds, and you may even be lucky enough to have a bird land on you, but only if you stay completely still! Tours are run on demand and usually start around 10.30am daily and run every 1.5 hours.
Make sure you check out the barnyard, which sits next to the aviary where you can meet alpacas, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks and guineafowl, as well as a miniature horse and donkey. Picnics are welcome on the expansive lawns, and dogs are welcome.
Entry to Maleny Botanic Gardens is via a concrete driveway, with ample parking on site. For those with strollers or wheelchairs, there is access to most of the gardens as there are paths with mostly firm gravel and lawn, but some paths have loose gravel, which may make access difficult.