north queensland the adventure awaits


north queensland the adventure awaits

Stunning Mackay attraction - The Orchid House

Stroll through the warm interior and take in the vast array of exquisite orchids. The Orchid House has approximately 600 varieties on display and a seasonal rotation ensures that there’s always something new and wonderful in bloom.

Wonderful and bizarre-looking exotic and Australian native orchids grow throughout. The collection includes some ground living orchids but is mainly made up of tree and rock living orchids.


Popular traditional varieties often used in corsages like the Cattleya will dazzle with spectacular colours, while you can also encounter the fascinating ‘upside-down’ orchid Stanhopea.

The scents are also astounding. Some orchids smell as beautiful as you’d expect, while others have exotic scents such as chocolate and vanilla, other's smell putrid, scents designed to be attractive to insects.

Orchids can live for a very long time and some plants on display at the Orchid House are over 75 years old.

The Orchid Display House is located at Queens Park, Goldsmith Street, Mackay. The best thing, it’s free!

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 10am to 11am and 2pm to 3pm
Sunday - 10am to 2pm
Closed on Saturdays and Public Holidays

Mackay Orchid House from ABC Open Tropical North on Vimeo.

Image Credit (Top): By Michael Shehan Obeysekera - Flickr: Orchids, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15912577

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