Walks and Events
  • Last updated:
  • 16 Mar 2017
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.

School Holiday Program

Workshops will be held throughout the holidays at both the newly opened Rainforest Discovery Centre, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and also at the Arts and Ecology Centre, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens.

Art with Fungi and Flora

If you're looking for something green, educational and creative to do this Easter holidays then come along to Art with Fungi and Flora. From 4 April through to 13 April, the program offers a diverse range of hands-on experiences for children and young people between 4 - 15 years of age.

Become a fungi eco-detective and find out what makes mushrooms grow. Learn to make paper using seeds or how to decorate Easter eggs using plant dyes. Craft your own fungi sculptures or capture the rainforest in mono-print. Come and taste bushfoods or paint the exquisite swamp orchid.

Spaces are limited and registration is essential! Go to Council's What's On page for more details and to book your spot. Look out for the printed program at your nearest Sunshine Coast Council library, gallery or Customer Service Centre. We look forward to seeing you this Easter at Art with Fungi and Flora!


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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