Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden

Tanawha, Sunshine Coast Area

The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden is located in Tanawha on the Sunshine Coast. The garden showcases plants native to the Sunshine Coast region. These local plants are perfectly adapted to the coast's climate and conditions.

The magnificent 82 hectare garden supports native plants and wildlife, and has a magic and spirit that affect all who visit. The garden includes a mix of eucalypt open forest and creek-side rainforest, featuring lagoons, rocky and palm filled gullies, and the headwaters of Mountain Creek.

While the forest is old, the garden is new. Council encourages everyone to visit often and witness the changes as plants grow, mosses spread on rocks, birds nest, frogs spawn, and new events and activities are held.

Opening Hours

Season/DateDayOpening Hours
All yearDaily7am - 5pm

Facilities

  • Car park

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