Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens in Queensland, Australia. It’s a great place to spend a few hours if the weather is nice and you’re up for some fresh air. Okay, now onto the photos.
Oh, and thanks for your patience – it’s been a handful of weeks since I last posted – and I missed it! Okay, it’s time to check out some photos.
Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens
First up, this place is right in the middle of the city, yet it’s full of local birds, and wild plants. The orchid house is worth the stop – it was closed when we visited, yet we snuck a peek through the fence. The bush chapel is beautiful and I’m sure would be a great place for a wedding or vow renewals. The BBQ is your standard Australian BBD (did you catch the post from 1770?!)
One thing I can’t get over in Australia is the width of the tree spans. In North America we have vast tall trees, like cedars and red woods, and we some that get pretty wide like willows and maples, but these seem to go on forever. It’s wild.
These birds below are so neat – we watched them for a while. Their long beaks allow them to dig for insects. Their behaviour is fun to watch. And, if you’re lucky, you can sit by the water and watch them – peacefulness all around.
Last but not least, the labyrinth – you can see more birds in the background, but it’s fun to walk around and experience the peacefulness. Oh, and the journey.
Well, there you have it, the Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens – worth the stop if you’re in the Hervey Bay area in Queensland, Australia. Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out other travel posts if you’re visiting Australia soon.