Entry to the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens is FREE and open 7 days a week.
The Botanic Gardens cover over 27 hectares of land and feature a variety of over 10,000 trees and shrubs.
Plant collections include
- Chinese Garden
- Japanese Garden
- Rare Fruit Tree Orchard
- Bromeliad Garden
- Fern Garden
- Australian Rainforest
- Prehistoric Garden
- Woodworkers Guild
- Friendship Grove
- Hinkler Garden
- Palm Grove
- Sclerophyll Woodland
- Wallum Walk
At the heart of the Botanic Gardens are the magnificent lakes which create a diverse habitat attracting up to 114 species of birds.
The Gardens also feature a wedding chapel, shaded picnic areas, boardwalks, an operating steam train and a children’s playground.
Please do not remove any plants from the Gardens, if you are interested to buy or grow a plant please contact Bundaberg Regional Council on 1300 883 699 and ask to speak to the Botanic Gardens and we will help you as best we can.
Brochure & Map
The Bundaberg Botanic Gardens brochure provides you with information about each of the plant collections found in the Gardens. Included on the back of the brochure you will find a map which provides you with information on;
- Information on the plant collections
- Wildlife viewing platforms
- Distance around the lakes
- Nature Playground
- Bus stop
- BBQ facilites
- Steam train railway station
- Café 1928
- Tourist attractions including Hinkler House and memorial, Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Fairymead House, Figtree Chapel
Accessible toilet facilities are located next to the Café 1928.
Pathways are a combination of sealed and unsealed.
Assistance dogs are welcome in the Gardens.
Kids will love the nature themed award winning adventure playground that has 17 play structures including swings, a carousel, two large play forts and a smaller fort suited to toddlers.
There are obstacles for the kids to navigate, a suspended log walk and climbing zone which features a challenging range of net and timber based climbing structures.
In addition to an all abilities swing and carousel, one of the large play forts has wheelchair accessibility.
The playground includes shelters, seating and a BBQ.
Austek were awarded the Parks and Leisure Queensland Playspace Award in 2019 for the creation of an innovative and considered space that complimented its natural surrounds and specifically designed to incorporate inclusivity and accessibility.
Pets are welcome, but please, for the safety and comfort of other visitors and our wildlife, keep them on a leash and clean up after them.
Many people are not aware that feeding ducks or any native wildlife bread causes illness and has no nutritional value. Please enjoy watching the wildlife. Alternatively you can purchase duck pellets at Café 1928, or bring small quantities of lettuce, peas, corn, oats or seeds.
Planning for the future
The Bundaberg Botanic Gardens have embarked on a Master Plan that will guide its future development over the next 20 years.
Planning will explore possible long term improvements to support improved visitor experiences, educational programs, conservation opportunities and infrastructure.
Thousands visitors visit the Gardens each year, enjoying its 14 plant communities, relaxed atmosphere and tranquillity making it one of the region’s treasured attractions.
In developing the plan a wide range of consultation will occur with the community to identify challenges and opportunities.