Noosa Botanic Gardens – A free and fun day out!
Are you and your family in need of some beautiful scenery and lush greenery? Then the Noosa Botanic Gardens is the ideal day trip to satiate your senses and get back to nature. Throughout eight hectares of spectacular gardens, you’ll discover native and non-native plant species and tonnes of wildlife.
Resting on the shores of Lake Macdonald, Noosa Botanic Gardens are close to the Hinterland town of Cooroy and are only 30-minutes’ drive from us. Open all day, every day and FREE – visiting the botanical gardens is easy on your Noosa holidays!
What will you discover at the botanical gardens?
The Noosa Botanic Gardens shows the usefulness of plants and their place in science and conservation, but also their beauty. Therefore, the gardens are a wonderful environment for walking, playing, discovering and dreaming!
Look out for the:
Rainforest – Follow winding pathways, dappled in light, where you can spot the whip birds, wompoo fruit dove or maybe a cat bird.
Foreshore – Here you’ll see dragon and damsel flies, tiny frogs, turtles and red backed wren that inhabit the foreshore.
Ponds – Look out for the resident water rat, water dragon and turtles.
Fern house – Here you’ll be treated to orchids, anthuriums, bromeliad and caladiums are on show throughout the year.
Amphitheatre – This picturesque area is used for community events and performances and has become a popular location for outdoor weddings. It’s also a great spot to take in the views.
Play, explore or relax in the botanical gardens
With serene water views over Lake Macdonald, the gardens offer the perfect environment for a picnic and to unwind. Or find a place to unwind on one of the many benches scattered throughout the gardens to experience the calm and serenity. The graded pathways make accessibility easy for everyone.
The Zen garden is an idyllic place to just be. It’s made up of three large rocks surrounded by mounds and planted with Zoysia and a stony creek bed, dividing two colour tones of pebbles. This represents Mt Cooroy, Mt Cooroora and Mt Cooran along with the hills, hinterland, beach and life-giving water ways.
Natural elements throughout the garden encourages children to touch and smell plants and flowers, offering kids the chance to explore natural play. The open lawns are a great place for children’s parties, fly a kite, kick a ball or to just laze around.
More fun can be had at the playground in Lake McDonald Park, as well as learning and exploring in the dinosaur dig and permaculture area. You can even bring your dog if they are kept on a leash.
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Luxury Accommodation Noosa
Are you looking somewhere relaxing to stay? Choose from a range of fully self-contained 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom luxury apartments and penthouses that look out over the ocean. Most apartments have a private balcony and plunge pool and all the modern amenities you’d expect to find in luxury apartments.
Stay in central luxury Noosa accommodation that’s close to a fantastic variety of restaurants, cafés and shops on Hastings Street. You’ll also be moments from the finest Noosa beaches and protected parkland, and the Noosa Botanic Gardens is only a scenic drive away!
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