Visitor information
  • Last updated:
  • 21 Jun 2018

The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden are located on Palm Creek Road, Tanawha, beside the Tanawha Golf Course.

How to get there

  • Take the Sippy Downs, Buderim exit off the Bruce Highway
  • Take the Tanawha Tourist Drive turnoff (25) and follow the signs
  • Sunshine Coast UBD reference: Map 77 P18

Opening hours

The garden is open from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm (April to October) and 7.00 am to 6.00 pm (November to March)


Take a walk in the gardens

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens — providing an experience of harmony between humans and the living Earth.

Map of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden[602KB]

Special features and walks

Guided tours


Arts and Ecology Centre

The Arts and Ecology Centre hosts activities and events, with a focus on exploring the relationship between art and nature. The centre provides a unique venue for conferences and workshops held by community or commercial interests, groups and individuals.


Car parking is provided near the entrance of the gardens, and surrounding the Arts and Ecology Centre. Only maintenance vehicles and those with written council approval are allowed beyond the car park. 


Toilets with a baby change table are conveniently located. This facility is self sufficient for water and waste disposal.

Picnic facilities

  • picnic tables can be found in several locations with attractive views in both sun and shade
  • two large picnic shelters are available with tables and chairs that overlook the lagoon and open lawn
  • seats are located at special destination points throughout the gardens
  • there are no barbecue facilities, however you are welcome to bring your own
  • rubbish bins are not provided; please take all rubbish away with you.


The Compass Institute have secured the cafe licence at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden.
The cafe is open Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm and is located within the Arts and Ecology Centre building.

For enquires contact Compass Institute Inc.

The learning circle

The learning circle is a series of outdoor desks provided by Maroochydore Rotary Club. The desks provide a comfortable learning environment for visiting students and other educational groups. Education is a fundamental role of a botanic garden and educational facilities in the gardens will be extended as funds become available.


Many of the garden areas are accessible by pathways that are suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.

Wedding ceremonies

Outdoor weddings and ceremonies can be held in the gardens.


  • rubbish bins are not provided, please take your rubbish home. It is important not to upset the balance of native animals by encouraging excessive numbers of crows, goannas and scrub turkeys or other scavenging animals
  • do not feed the native animals as this also upsets the balance of species
  • no pets or domestic animals are allowed
  • parking is permitted in designated areas only.

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