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Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World

#2 of 16 things to do in Maleny Features Animals
233 Maleny-Stanley River Rd | Corner Mountain View Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 400 091 731
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overpriced and bad animal conditions

a few nice plants and dams but not much wildlife. 3 people and it cost 80 dollars no exaggeration... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Timothy C
Wonderful experience

I visited the gardens by myself mid week and was immensely happy with the attentiveness received... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gold Coast, Australia
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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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233 Maleny-Stanley River Rd | Corner Mountain View Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 400 091 731

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a few nice plants and dams but not much wildlife. 3 people and it cost 80 dollars no exaggeration. the aviary was just a very large bird cage, beautiful birds but you feel they need some trees and more room. the sheep, goat, and the...More

2  Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the gardens by myself mid week and was immensely happy with the attentiveness received . I presume I talked to the owner of the gardens who was lovely and even shared his favourite spot to sit with me . It of course was...More

Thank Rellee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent several hours at this wonderful place. The Avery experience was fantastic. Our guide Cleo ensured that the experience was very special and it was obvious the birds were treated with great care and love. The gardens and location are breathtaking,...More

1  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s not what I expected, do not think small, think big and it’s expanding as I type. Think delightfully tame engaging birds, think mini waterfalls, think multi-tiered gardens with stunning views and so many ponds, one even has a previous licensed fishing trawler moored at...More

3  Thank Tony_Arana_Hills
AnnieMaleny, Front Office Manager at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Tony, Thank you so very much for your kind words. It always brings joy to our hearts to know that our visitors are engaging with our garden on a level of deep appreciation and wonder. The owner is most grateful for your review and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, highly colourful and tuneful gentle birds talking to you, sitting on your shoulder (and head), in a big aviary with a wonderful guide. Then morning or afternoon tea and a walk around a beautiful large garden. Or you can take a buggy. After the...More

1  Thank longingforgoodfood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Theres not many places where you can interact with animals quite like this, we made friends with quite a few birds and where able to sit down and get one on one time getting to know these amazing animals. Hell of an experience!

Thank Leo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bird enclosure is a must visit and is one of the most incredible experiences on the Sunshine Coast. The gardens are enormous and there are hundreds of beautiful picnic spots. When going I do suggest bringing a bottle of water and some lunch.

Thank Charles L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there over the weekend with our 2 kids - not worth it with little ones. The gardens are super steep especially with a pram....what was I thinking! It was muddy after the rain at night, especially in the one section where we were...More

1  Thank Lenka_Chris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely extensive cascading gardens on side of hill. Walk is moderately strenuous. Wonderful garden to walk around and spend a couple of hours. Some of the garden is under construction.there are lots of rock sculptures for sale scattered around. Plenty of open areas and gazebos...More

1  Thank meandpam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure if we visited the gardens in the wrong time of year - they were pretty enough, but nothing really spectacular. The highlight of the visit was the bird aviary. Hundreds of parrots, glass, cockatoos, finches etc. and they will come and land on...More

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18 October 2016|
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Response from Nigel P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I don't know the answer to your query. I don't recall seeing anyone with a dog when we were there. I suggest you contact the gardens management direct for an answer.
Judy F
12 June 2016|
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Response from RossH667 | Reviewed this property |
Looks like someone else has answered. If you are still not sure, check their website
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6 July 2015|
Response from AnnieMaleny | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry regarding Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World. Our opening times for the Gardens are from 9 – 4.30, 7 days a week; we only close on Christmas Day. The cost of Garden Entry is $16 per adult and... More

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