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Sunshine Coast Parks & Gardens

There are many beautiful parks & gardens all over the Sunshine Coast that are designed for maximum relaxation and enjoyment.

Surround yourself in nature as you unwind with family and friends in any of these stunning parks.

Sunshine Coast Parks & Gardens, Recreation & Botanical, Playgrounds, BBQ


The Maleny Botanic Garden is a popular tourist attraction especially among flower and plant lovers. Home to 14 sprawling acres of lawns and manicured gardens, it’s easy to see why so many people love this destination. There are 6 kilometres of trails around the gardens that enable you to leisurely explore thousands of flowers and plants around the area. From azaleas to roses, cycads, and tons of other plants, the incredible beauty of this peaceful place will have you coming back for more.

While in the Mooloolah Valley, visit the famous Ewen Maddock Dam. It was built in 1973, and today is a scenic place for outdoor activities; including swimming, boating, cycling, and walking. Maddock Park is the perfect place for a relaxing picnic spot, and it’s equipped with barbecues, picnic tables, and a swimming area with a man-made beach. The dam is the idyllic place for taking the kids and keeping them busy for hours on end.

The Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is one of the most beautiful locations to visit in the Sunshine Coast parks & gardens. With its thriving population of native animals and plants, it’s easy to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life to get lost in nature while here. Choose from any of the several walking tracks to discover the area, and pay a visit to the Ecological Education Centre to learn a thing or two about the rainforest’s history.

If you are travelling with children, the good news is that there are several playgrounds around. These include Eleanor Shipley Park, Edmund and George Biggs Park, Buderim Village Park, Cooroy Pomona Lions Park, Buhk Park, and many more.

With all these scenic Sunshine Coast parks & gardens, your visit will be a memorable one in nature.



Maleny Botanic Gardens

Maleny Botanic Gardens

Maleny, QLD
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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 and located on over 110 acres, many people come here to enjoy the magnificent...

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Kondalilla Falls Map

Kondalilla Falls

Montville, QLD

Kondalilla Falls is a beautiful waterfall located within the Kondalilla National Park which can be reached via the scenic Blackall Range. The falls themselves consist of a 90m waterfall where the Skene Creek drops to...

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Currimundi Lake

Currimundi Lake

Currimundi, QLD

Currimundi Lake is the perfect destination for a family-friendly holiday. Just an hour away from Brisbane, this lake is situated between Maroochydore and Caloundra, offering visitors from all over a relaxing respite...

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Lake Macdonald

Lake MacDonald

Lake MacDonald, QLD

Lake MacDonald is an idyllic, tranquil lake located not too far away from Noosa Heads and Cooroy. It’s home to an abundant wildlife population and has become a popular destination for fishing and outdoor activities...

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Ewen Maddock Dam

Ewen Maddock Dam

Mooloolah Valley, QLD

Ewen Maddock Dam is a popular recreation destination for locals and visitors to the Sunshine Coast. Along with boating and fishing, the multi-use trails are very popular, accommodating walkers, horse and bike riders...

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Baroon Pocket Dam

Baroon Pocket Dam

North Maleny, QLD

Baroon Pocket Dam is a small lake located between Maleny and Montville. It’s much more than just a dam; it’s a scenic tourist attraction with numerous recreational and outdoor activities that you can enjoy. Baroon...

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Noosa Spit

Noosa Spit

Noosa Heads, QLD

The Noosa Spit is a beautiful surf beach located on the head of the Noosa River. It’s close to the main beach so you get to enjoy the best of both worlds: you get to escape the crowds while enjoying the consistent...

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Happy Valley

Happy Valley

Caloundra, QLD

Happy Valley is a popular park in Caloundra, featuring a spectacular beach linked to a kids’ playground. It’s aptly named because visiting this destination will truly bring a smile to anyone’s face. Happy Valley, Surf...

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Memorial Park

Memorial Park

Gympie, QLD

The Memorial Park in Gympie offers visitors a quiet place to sit, relax, and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. This triangular park is known for its elegant manicured gardens and shady trees; creating the perfect picnic...

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Kookaburra Park

Kookaburra Park

Lake MacDonald, QLD

Kookaburra Park is a scenic destination in Lake McDonald, and is worthy of a visit if you’re looking for somewhere new to take the kids for a day in nature. The park serves as a jump-off point for one route in the Noosa...

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Apex Park

Apex Park

Golden Beach, QLD

Apex Park in Golden Beach is a beautiful beachfront area. Located along Lamerough Parade in Golden Beach, the park is a great choice for outdoor events and picnics. Apex Park, Boat Ramp, BBQs, Walk Paths, Gazebos...

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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Maleny, QLD

The Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is a 55-hectare rainforest which overlooks the Glass House Mountains and has a large range of native animals living within. The Reserve is committed to conserving and enhancing the...

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