For those that enjoy walking, relax as you stroll along pathways that wind through the well-established gardens and along the river’s edge. Or take the family for a picnic on the lawn under the shade of age old trees.
At the southwest end of the park next to Rifle Range Road there is a large Southern Cross Windmill. It was built in 1931 and used for irrigation on one of the farms near Emerald. It was moved to the Botanic Gardens and after restoration, is now used for pumping water from the river into the lagoon within the gardens.
Just past the windmill you will find the Federation Pillars. Each of them has a painting and description of a different decade in Australian history. They surround the ‘yarn pit’ where you can sit and have a yarn.