Walks and Events
  • Last updated:
  • 26 Aug 2019
Botanic gardens show both the beauty and usefulness of plants. They are havens where our botanical heritage can be grown, nurtured, researched, propagated and protected. They are also places of science, art and conservation, walking, playing, dreaming and discovering.


The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden hosts holiday programs at the Arts and Ecology Centre located within the garden. The programs include a variety of activities to keep adults and children entertained and informed over the holiday period. Art exhibitions, educational workshops and events are also held in the garden and centre throughout the year. Check out the What's On calendar.

Children's School Holiday Program

Curious Creatures

Discover the curious creatures that inhabit our forests these summer holidays. Art-based workshops run for kids at the garden from 18 December 2018 to 18 January 2019.

Come and learn what kinds of curious creatures live on the Sunshine Coast: from bugs beneath your feet, frogs that croak after dark and dragons that sunbathe. Local artists and educators offer a range of workshops including card making, ceramic and woven sculpture, watercolour and ink painting, drawing and frog hunting. Register through council's What's On calendar.


Meet the Friends volunteer guides at the Arts and Ecology Centre for a guided walk of the garden.

The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden includes a variety of attractions along the walks that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Refer map[457KB]

Rain garden

Your walk will take you through lush rain gardens with specially constructed gardens that help keep water on site. The water is absorbed into the sub soil, and the flow is slowed and cleansed  before it reaches waterways. View the Rain gardens fact sheet[311KB] for more information about these special gardens.

Whipbird Village

Families can take a journey of discovery exploring nature and searching for the hidden wildlife and artworks in the village located across the lagoon walk. New and exciting additions to the village will be created and installed over the next twelve months. Make sure you visit regularly to see how the village pods will be woven from living plants, try balancing on the carved tree trunks or just sit on the timber platforms to enjoy a tranquil morning tea or lunch in the forest.

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