Get away from the rowdy crowds on the Sunshine Coast and make some new feathered friends in the heart of Queensland with this unique hinterland experience. Enjoy interactive encounters with native and exotic birds in the walk-through aviaries at Maleny Botanic Gardens. Meet cockatoos, macaws and more and get one-of-a-kind photo opportunities with these friendly birds – on your hand, on your head, and against the backdrop of the scenic Glass House Mountains.
Plenty for kids: explore Maleny’s fairy-tale garden or play in the treehouse
Bring your own picnic and enjoy the view at one of the many garden gazebos
Upload a new profile picture without wasting data: free wifi around the gardens
Schedule your own experience: several morning and afternoon times available
All Fees and Taxes
Access to the Gardens and Bird Aviary Experience, Free photo opportunities with our birds, Free Wifi
All food and drink, golf buggy hire
What To Expect
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service animals allowed
Most travellers can participate
Operated by Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Donna_C, Sept 2023
The birds were great would be better if we could also feed the birds to so that the birds want to interact with us as well as the tour guide obviously not the really big birds. But still a good experience.
Interactive surprising fun beautiful scenery delicious foods
Mez_S, Apr 2023
The Avery was alot of fun and very interactive The birds were very friendly and would land on you and have lots of cute little clever tricks also the Tour guide was very lovely friendly interactive funny had lots of stories and showed off the birds tricks Also the cafe was very lovely cakes were delicious and even better a lot of gluten-free options
This was not my first...
Chequita_A, Feb 2023
This was not my first visit, but I enjoyed sharing it with a first timer. I would recommend going in the earlier part of the morning, our experience was in the middle of the day (in February) and the birds were very hot and not as interactive as my previous visit. The birds are just incredibly beautiful and the pictures with them are fantastic to keep. The grounds are just gorgeous and they provided a beautiful back drop to our shared lunch. Loved this experience.
Dea_L, Feb 2023
The tour guide didn’t speak loud enough, didn’t give much information, not a lot of interaction with the birds..very disappointing
Debbie_M, Jan 2023
Interacting with the birds and other animals was a wonderful experience for us and our grandchildren, visiting here is a must.
Great experience at Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird Aviary
Saskia_V, Jan 2023
Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird Aviary Experience was absolutely fantastic! I would highly recommend:-)
Well worth a visit. Bith Gardens & bird aviaries
Joanne_G, June 2022
My grandson was very wary of the birds flying onto him at first, but the guide put him at ease. By the end of the tour he loved it & wants to return again.
The guide will inform you of any birds to avoid & which are the friendliest. Definitely recommend a visit.
The gardens are beautiful to walk around. Lots of different gardens to see. You can even hire buggies to ride around in. Great place.