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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

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South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens; Garden of life and colour

Just five kilometers away from the Mackay City Centre is the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens consisting of five “culturally-themed” gardens signifying the cultural heritage of Mackay. It showcases splendorous native Australian plants as well numerous varieties of tropical flora. If you are a nature lover and long to spend some time in this garden of life and colour you’ll be pleased to find accommodation within easy walking distance from the Botanic Gardens at Oaks Rivermarque of Mackay hotels.

The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens was made possible by a Seeding Grant from the Queensland State Government and was open to the public in May 2003. At present it is funded and operated by the Mackay Regional Council. Located in Lagoon Street, Mackay, this Botanic Garden not only offers a fine display of plants and foliage but has turned out to be a home for birds and insects giving its visitors an excellent opportunity for “birds watching” and “insect spotting”.

The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens is the ideal place to treat yourself with some peace and solitude. The breathtaking view and it’s recreational facility featuring over three kilometers of walking and cycling trails, wetland boardwalks, a cafe, restaurant, gallery facing the lagoon and children’s park makes it the ideal place to relax for the whole family. It has many educational and entertaining programs conducted for kids and also easy access for disabled persons. Dogs are welcomed with their owners and must be on a leash at all times and owners are encouraged to use the free “Doggy-doo” bags that are placed at main entrances to the gardens. The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens also offers a range of spaces and areas for community events, meetings and conferences as well as weddings, celebrations and social gatherings. The Botanic Gardens is opened daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Street Parking is available to visitors. No alcohol is permitted in the Botanic Gardens.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+

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