- Last updated:
- 04 May 2021
The Sunshine Coast region has some of the best Enviromental Visitor Centres in Queensland. Showcasing the amazing diversity of nature, these places are open for the education and enjoyment of locals and visitors, all year round.
Choose to Move and make your walk one of discovery
At any one of these locations, you'll be immersed in nature yet have volunteers on hand to guide you and tell you about what's new and interesting, especially as seasons change.
Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden
There are a range of guided walks hosted by volunteer guides, self-guided walks and other activities in the garden. There's a Children's Holiday Program and two exciting challenges for the whole family to enjoy - Great Botanic Race and Nature Agents of Discovery. Weekdays an onsite cafe is open or bring your own picnic and relax.
For events, visitor information and activities at Arts & Ecology Centre visit:
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden
Remember there's free Healthy Sunshine Coast Community Yoga to enjoy before you take a walk!
Learn more about the garden's dedicated volunteers visit:
Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens Inc
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Learn more about the Rain Forest Custodians and the support they provide visit:
Friends of Mary Cairncross Association
Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary
Learn more about the sanctuary's volunteers and the work they do visit:
Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group Inc
Choose to Move and volunteer!
Environmental Visitor Centres
Volunteers at council's environmental education centers enrich and enhance the life of the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary at Bli Bli. It's also a great way to stay healthy, active and connected to your local community.
Learn more about how you can get involved in conservation by becoming a volunteer Environmental Visitor Centres
If you're interested in exploring further afield and are unsure where to start or don't want to go it alone, we recommend joining a bush walking group. Better still, Healthy Sunshine Coast offers a series of guided walks hosted by experienced local club, Sunshine Coast Bushwalking Inc. Find out more Introduction to Bushwalking