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Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens

#34 of 121 things to do in Cairns Features Animals
132 Woodward Street | Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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132 Woodward Street | Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are two adjacent botanic gardens: the Centenary Lakes Botanic Garden and the Flecker Botanic Garden. The Flecker Garden is outstanding and one of the best tropical gardens we have ever visited. The Centenary Lakes section is themed and still worth visiting. The gardens can...More

Thank Owl700
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A short drive from Cairns will bring you to the Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. WALKING TRACKS Easy to walk and bicycle tracks throughout the parklands. Tip Wear closed shoes as little stones get caught inside open toed shoes or things. GARDENS Well signed oats tell...More

Thank KiddHouse
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Centenary Lakes is a good place for a picnic, lie in the shade and read a good or have a BBQ. Plenty of shade and parking and so close to the city and many suburbs.

Thank 228Kevin
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Went for a wonderful stroll around the gardens. Wow what a place to visit. It is a must when in Cairns peaceful full of tropical plants.

Thank amandamaree21
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Used to be even better before they prettied it up with a Chinese Pagoda thingy in the lake. Still lovely though for the birds and the trees.

Thank Doubledares
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We visited the lake on the way back from Port Douglas. The lakes and surrounding gardens are very beautiful. There are boardwalks towards botanical gardens. We did not stay long because mozzies were starting to bite me. My skin is sensitive with mosquito bites. Within...More

Thank Deborah77s
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were amazed by the plants here. We have the same plants in Western Australia, but these are all so much bigger. A tranquil setting to chill out and wander the various themed gardens. Very informative and don't forge the great cafe for lunch!

Thank Millyard1
Reviewed 4 January 2017

this is a picturesque and cooling place to go on a hot day, plenty of wild life and fauna to see. plenty of places to stop and have a picnic or take in the surroundings

Thank poss2959
Reviewed 10 December 2016

It is a great place but sametimes the service cam be a bit hit and miss meaning sametimes the service id great other times they lose orders but the food is gest

Thank chesty4868
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Included in the Botanic Gardens complex the Lakes offer walking trails and grassed areas great for picnics and for those who want to walk a little further than around the Gardens. Takes in the small lakes and the creek area and a small area of...More

Thank 913janetn
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