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Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World

Have an up-close experience with macaws and Australian parrots in this aviary and garden surrounded by rainforest, which overlooks the Glass House Mountains.

Ramble through the rainforest and follow paths between colourful flowering beds, waterfalls and beautiful mountain scenery at the Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World. Interact with a diverse array of curious birds and fluffy farm animals at the aviary and miniature animal enclosure.

Spend an hour or two exploring over 6 kilometres (4 miles) of walking paths surrounded by roses, orchids, azaleas, native flowering shrubs and colourful blooms of all sorts reflected in the garden’s ponds. The garden’s perimeter is surrounded by dense mountain rainforest.

The privately owned gardens have been painstakingly and lovingly created on land that was once used to graze cattle. From the lookout, enjoy fantastic views of the Glass House Mountains jutting dramatically out of the farmland, forestry and shrub land of the Sunshine Coast. Peacocks roam the gardens, providing an extra display of colour. Note how the native flowers and dense plantings have created a source of food for many native birds.

Get close to free-flying macaws, rosellas, cockatoos, finches and lovebirds at the interactive Bird World aviary. The birds stop for a rest on just about anything, including visitors’ shoulders and heads, especially those of people with birdseed. Look for shy quails darting in the undergrowth. The huge macaws delight in showing off their clever tricks for an audience.

Bring small children to delight in the animal petting zoo, home to a miniature pony and alpacas, as well as farmyard favourites and native black swans.

Visit one of the garden gazebos to indulge in a Devonshire tea of scones with locally made jam and cream or pack a picnic to enjoy within the gardens.

Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World are open 7 days a week. There is an admission fee, which goes towards the care and upkeep required to keep and maintain the birds and gardens. Children under 15 can enter the gardens for free and pay for entry to the aviary.

Maleny Botanic Gardens Hotels

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Tranquil Park Maleny

Tranquil Park Maleny

483 Mountain View Road, Maleny, QLD
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.1 out of 5 (58 reviews)

    Situated in Maleny, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maleny Botanic Gardens and Maleny Dairies. Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Art on Cairncross are also ...

    Tranquil Park MalenyAU$130

    30 Jul - 31 Jul

    Tranquil Park MalenyAU$130
    Sienna's Chalet

    Sienna's Chalet

    39 Maleny Stanley River Road, Maleny, QLD
      3.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      1.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

      Situated in Maleny, this bed & breakfast is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Maleny Botanic Gardens and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Maleny Dairies. Art on Cairncross and Mary Cairncross ...

      Maleny Hotel

      Maleny Hotel

      6- Bunya Street, Maleny, QLD
        3.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        3.8 out of 5 (52 reviews)

        Situated in Maleny, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Maleny Dairies and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Maleny Botanic Gardens. Art on Cairncross and Mary Cairncross ...

        Maleny HotelAU$105

        18 Jul - 19 Jul

        Maleny HotelAU$105
        Egyptian Dream Retreat

        Egyptian Dream Retreat

        Sunnyside Court, Maleny, QLD
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.0 out of 5 (66 reviews)

          Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury bed & breakfast is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Maleny Dairies and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Maleny Botanic Gardens. Art ...

          Egyptian Dream RetreatAU$209

          1 Aug - 2 Aug

          Egyptian Dream RetreatAU$209
          Bunya@Maleny

          Bunya@Maleny

          Witta rd, Maleny, QLD
            3.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

            Situated in Maleny, this vacation home is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Maleny Dairies and within 3 mi (5 km) of Maleny Botanic Gardens and Art on Cairncross. Mary Cairncross ...

            Seasons of Maleny B&B

            Seasons of Maleny B&B

            12 Moffitt Court, Maleny, QLD
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

              Situated in Maleny, this guesthouse is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Maleny Dairies and within 6 mi (10 km) of Maleny Botanic Gardens and Art on Cairncross. Lake Baroon ...

              Pomodoras on Obi

              Pomodoras on Obi

              18 Lawyer Street, Maleny, QLD
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.8 out of 5 (69 reviews)

                Situated in Maleny, this cabin is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Maleny Dairies and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Maleny Botanic Gardens. Art on Cairncross and Mary Cairncross ...

                Spicers Tamarind Retreat

                Spicers Tamarind Retreat

                88 Obi Lane South, Maleny, QLD
                  4.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.8 out of 5 (50 reviews)

                  Situated in Maleny, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Maleny Dairies, Art on Cairncross, and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Maleny Botanic Gardens ...

                  Spicers Tamarind RetreatAU$399

                  6 Aug - 7 Aug

                  Spicers Tamarind RetreatAU$399