Guided Walks Program

​Delve deeper into the natural world at the

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden.


Start your day with a

relaxing, fun and informative guided walk.

Let our friendly, knowledgeable guides share their favourite aspects of this exquisite 55 hectare wonderland with you. Discover rare and threatened species, be charmed by sculptural elements, learn about tasty bush tucker plants and step back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth… who knows, you might even be lucky enough to encounter our resident koala!

Guided walks are free but bookings are essential.

Thurs, Sept 24, 2020

9am - 10am

Using More Native Local Plants in Your Garden

A restful, climate-friendly garden can be developed with flowering native groundcovers, shrubs and vines that are often drought tolerant. Achieve a structural effect with grasses, sedges and trees of various heights. Create habitat for birds, bees and butterflies. On this walk you will see delightful ways of combining these beautiful plants.


Free event.

Meet your guide outside

the Arts and Ecology Centre.

Check back to discover planned themes

for the upcoming weeks

Archived Events

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020

Using More Local Native Plants

in Your Garden

Inspiring ideas for your home garden using native plants to create:

  • Restful, climate-friendly gardens. Flowering native groundcovers, shrubs & vines are often drought tolerant.

  • Structural effects with grasses, sedges & trees of various heights & textures.

  • Habitats for birds, bees & butterflies.


Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020

Mystery Tour

of the Gardens

Enjoy a relaxing walk in the magnificent Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Garden guides. Take in some of the garden highlights, perhaps spot our resident koala, or fall in love with the peaceful sculptures.


Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020

Guided Walk

in the Gardens

Enjoy a gentle walk through the stunning Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden with our friendly and knowledgeable guides.

Hear about the history of this area and the beautiful local plants. Listen for bird calls, smell bush scents and look for local fauna with our guide.


Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

Sculpture Garden

Guided Walk

Are you interested in viewing sculptures created by Australian and international artists, while walking through gardens filled with indigenous plants?

This walk is for you!


Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

Large Forest Trees

of the Botanic Garden

Get up close and personal with some of the forest giants of the Garden.

Find out about these incredible trees: their identifying features, their historical importance as timber during early European settlement and the important role they play in supporting other species.

You might even come across some of the gorgeous critters that make them home!


Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

The Pursuit of Food, Sex, Life and Survival in the Garden

Let’s talk about the birds and bees!

The Australian bush is full of many species going about their everyday quest for survival. But if you look closer you’ll see many species exist in symbiotic relationships depending on each other for survival. Learn about some of the fascinating ways species work together in the pursuit of food, sex and reproduction.


Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020

Remarkable Rare and Threatened Plants of the Botanic Garden

Come and see the rare and endangered plants that have found refuge at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Garden. Learn how our Bushland Botanic Garden plays an important role in conserving our local and endemic species. See what’s flowering or fruiting, or just marvel at the amazing diversity of leaf shapes and sizes.


Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020

9am - 10am

Native Plants

- Foods and Uses

Delicious bush tucker meander! Our First Nations People & early settlers depended on local native plants as sources of food. Let our friendly guide share with you some of the important bush tucker foods that grow locally on the Sunshine Coast. Identify, smell and taste some of these local plants, which you can grow in your own garden.


Free event.

Meet your guide outside

the Arts and Ecology Centre.

Thurs, Sept 10, 2020

9am - 10am

Walking with Dinosaurs at the Botanic Garden

Dinosaurs roamed the earth for 200 million years, during a time when plant life and land masses looked very different. Join one of our friendly knowledgeable guides for a leisurely walk through the Garden focusing on the types of plants that existed 100 million years ago during the age of dinosaurs and before flowering plants.

Free event.

Meet your guide outside

the Arts and Ecology Centre.

Gardens Open Hours


April - October

7.00 am to 5.00 pm

November - March

7.00 am to 6.00 pm

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