The Noosa Botanic Gardens are a short drive from the hinterland town of Cooroy, on the shores of Lake Macdonald.
With beautiful water views over Lake Macdonald, the gardens are a great location for a leisurely stroll or family picnic. Drinking water, tables and shelters are available in the gardens and bench seats scattered throughout offer a place to enjoy the peace and tranquility.
The gardens comprise eight hectares of native and exotic plant species.
The gardens are home to an abundance of wildlife.
Other features of the gardens include:
- an open-air bush chapel
- a fern house
- a lily pond
- large lawn areas with winding paths leading to picnic areas
- a Greek style amphitheatre (a circular structure with rows of seats).
The Noosa Botanic Gardens officially opened to the public in August 1990.
The Friends of the Noosa Botanic Gardens group meet every Thursday in the gardens at 8.00 am for a working bee. The group also meet at 5.00 pm every second Monday in the Cooroy Library. For more information meet the group on Thursday mornings or Monday afternoons.