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Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World

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Address: 233 Maleny-Stanley River Rd | Corner Mountain View Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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+61 400 091 731
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Visit the 'Jewel' of Maleny: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World: AN...

Visit the 'Jewel' of Maleny: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World: AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE. "The most exquisite gardens I've seen in my 41 years in the garden business. It will be the next wonder of the world!" Graham Ellis, The Garden Guru 2011. Set on over three hectares the manicured, magnificent Gardens are positioned high on the escarpment. They are privately owned and form a panorama of waterfalls, lakes, ponds and colourful plantings. Uniquely landscaped layers, idyllic rainforest surroundings and the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains backdrop create a truly unique garden. BIRD WORLD: Our facilitated, interactive Bird Encounter in the Bird Aviary brings you up close and personal with colourful birds of the world from Finches to Macaws. We conduct regular guided walks daily, please enquire about Tour Times when purchasing your Garden Entry, as tour times may vary due to demand. Sit near the waterfall, watch, listen and photograph birds as they alight upon you -an awesome experience. Then visit our MINIATURE ANIMAL enclosure - a favourite with all ages. Enjoy chicken, ducks, geese, guinea fowl and pat our miniature animals: Ginger & Frosty the alpacas,cuddle Bah Bah the sheep and snowflake the billy goat, enjoy Sparky the horse, Pippen the donkey. There are lovely walks throughout the Gardens however you are welcome to just enjoy our fabulous Devonshire Tea any time during the day, in one of the gazebos overlooking the Gardens and mountains. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens by one of the many lakes, lounge on your blanket and soak up the peace and serenity. You can even bring your dog on a lead! Our gazebos are ideal to hold your special celebration with friends or family - book for a High Tea catered especially for you. For group bookings phone or email us to arrange a date and time. A breathtaking location for your magical day: "You could not have a more beautiful venue for your wedding" is a comment we regularly receive. Explore the many tranquil and romantic settings for your ceremony and photography and choose one or a combination of components to suit your special day. The photo opportunities are endless. Let the sights and the sound of running water enchant you and your guests and provide you with an experience that you will cherish for life. Gardens are open 9am to 4.30pm on weekends, Queensland school holidays, Queensland public holidays and closed week days. Aviary tours several times daily. Entry by Admission, take advantage of our Family Day and Annual Passes. 233 Maleny-Stanley River Road corner Mountain View Road, Maleny

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A very memorable day

Spent hours exploring the gardens and walkways, each with a different amazing view of the Glasshouse Mountains that I wish we had prepared a picnic! The owner and staff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent hours exploring the gardens and walkways, each with a different amazing view of the Glasshouse Mountains that I wish we had prepared a picnic! The owner and staff immediately greeted us and were very personable, along with their amazing pets. Being able to see and interact with the wide variety of birds was incredible, the animals are obviously very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely best full day ever, great for everybody, from family's to couples to on your own. As soon as you get there your warmly greeted by staff who are extremely helpful. Up close and personal with a Huge range of birds. You can hire a buggy which was extremely fun or you can walk the gardens. You can take a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most a amazing experiences on the Sunshine Coast . The hands on experience with the variety of birds was out of this world . So many photo opportunities and i can not speak more highly of the staff 10 /10 special mention to Annie and her amazing multi skilling and Jake on the bird tour who made... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love getting back to nature but when we drove in and saw the price $31 each adult we backtracked. Its a disappointment that it only seems to cater to high income earners and not those who are quite so fortunate.

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AnnieMaleny, Front Office Manager at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that our entry admission is not within your budget. I'm sure you can appreciate the value of the experience, based on the many great TripAdvisor reviews that we have. We only hope that some day you can experience it for yourself. I'm sure, like many of our return visitors, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful experience of being up close with beautiful birds, some of whom are keen to get up close to you! This attraction is in the most amazingly beautiful spot with the Glasshouse Mountains displayed in all their glory - a truly magnificent sight.. This place has many opportunities for fabulous photo's so It would be a wonderful place to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We often visit gardens, many of which are public, so were surprised at the admission fee. Initially thought it was a bit high, but after spending the better part of the day there it was well worth it. The people creating it are passionate and you can feel this in every shrub you see or every glorious scented rose you... More 

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Narangba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time walking through the aviaries, the macaws are so beautiful. They even sit on your shoulder. There are blue & gold macaws as well as the red ones. There is a book in the gazebo with all the information about the types of birds. There are many different varieties of birds. They have wonderful gardens &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

while traveling through Queensland I had a little extra time on my hands and decided to explore the Maleny area. I was fortunate enough to find refuge at the Maleny botanical gardens and Bird World. I have been fortunate enough to travel throughout the world and visit several botanical gardens to include those in the United States, Victoria, British Columbia,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting Maleny Botanical Gardens & Bird World for some time now. The addition of the Bird World has been excellent the variety is spectacular and the ability to have a macaw on your shoulder is very cool for the kids. We had the scones and tea (delicious). Even spent the money on hiring a buggy which was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have enough time to fully enjoy the gardens but went and saw the birds, they are spectacular! The price was a bit high but I loved seeing the variety. I got some awesome photos but expected to see more local Australian birds as well. I wish there was a list of the birds that are there so I... More 

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