Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World

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.

View to the Glasshouse Mountain from above the Weeping Willow Pond (click once to enlarge)

View to the Glasshouse Mountains from above the Middle Pond (click once to enlarge)

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.

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View to the Glasshouse Mountains from the gardens

View to the Glasshouse Mountains from the gardens

 

 

 

Pond

 

Middle Pond with Dove Cote

 

 

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Mt Beerwah (556 m) from McCarthy’s Lookout on Mountain View Road, near the gardens

 

Map of Maleny Botanical Gardens and Bird House (click once to enlarge)

Further information can be found on the Maleny Botanical Gardens and Bird House website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World

  1. I’m so glad that I could see this post today, when you first added it there must have been a glitch in the system and it wasn’t showing up for me! I will be putting Maleny Botanic Gardens on my list of places to visit the next time we take a trip to the Sunshine Coast. It’s been a well hidden secret (from me, at least!) so far, and looks quite spectacular.

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