High on the escarpment in the Sunshine Coast hinterland are the Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World. The gardens cover about four hectares, with pathways meandering beside ponds, waterfalls, trees, flowers, gazebos and lawns. The owner, Frank Shipp, began with a bank canvas in 2005, and has created an environment of great ambience, with the Glasshouse Mountains as a backdrop.
A highlight is a visit to the Bird World, a walk-through aviary of over 1000 square metres within the gardens. Visitors can spend up to 45 minutes interacting with a large range of exotic and native birds, accompanied by staff, who are able give information about the birds.
Further information can be found on the Maleny Botanical Gardens and Bird House website.