Surrounded by a cool oasis of majestic trees and tropical gardens, Queens Park is the perfect place to visit to get back to nature, relax or play. After recent renovations, Queens Park is fully equipped with:
- BBQ areas
- Seating areas and shelters
- New amenities block
- New large and small dog parks
- Enhances large green space areas including historical cricket grounds
- Renovated historic buildings
- Family friendly access
- Wheel chair access
Some of the standout features of Queens Park is the stunning Orchid house and vibrant and interactive playground. Orchid House is intricately placed in the historic Queens Park gardens boasting a broad collection of unique and exquisite orchids. With over 600 varieties on display and a seasonal rotation, featuring ground, tree and rock living orchids, there is always something new and exciting to check out. The Orchid House is supported by the Mackay and District Orchid Society.
The Queens Park playground is a major playground for the region. It is fun for the whole family and boasts:
- Toddler tower
- Carousel with bars
- Bird nest swing
- Multi level mega deck tower with slides
- C-saw and Mouse House
Enrich yourself with the culture of Mackay’s traditional owners, the Yuwi people, through exploring the signage throughout the park and reflecting at the yarning circle. Visit the Yarning circle to sit and absorb the spirits of the land and share with one another with an open heart and mind. The signage shares stories of their people, animals, and culture.
Queens Park is also a popular location for community events such as Mackay Food and Wine Festival, NAIDOC Week and Global Grooves. Queens Park boasts a choice of beautiful gardens and manicured lawns for both public and private hire.
More information about hiring areas within Queens Park can be found here.