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Cairns Botanic Gardens

64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6650
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The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning surroundings and learn about tropical flora and horticulture. The Gardens are open from 7.30Am to 5.30Pm every day of the year and entry is free. The Botanic Gardens includes several spaces used for demonstrating the diverse plant life that can be found within a tropical climate. The Cairns Botanic Gardens include: Flecker Garden Centenary Lakes - Saltwater and Freshwater The Rainforest Boardwalk Mount Whitfield Conservation Park The Gondwanan Heritage Garden
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64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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"tropical plants"
in 185 reviews
"rainforest boardwalk"
in 56 reviews
"orchid house"
in 49 reviews
"centenary lakes"
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"butterfly enclosure"
in 26 reviews
"flecker garden"
in 21 reviews
"information centre"
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"free entry"
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"worth a visit"
in 62 reviews
"plant life"
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"few hours"
in 64 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"walk around"
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"board walk"
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"visiting cairns"
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth visiting the gardens. You can get lost for hours if you want, with so many trees, plants and shrubs to see. Peaceful and shady paths meander through the entire gardens leaving you feeling very relaxed. Andria.

Thank 349Don
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Reviewed 2 days ago

an amazing job has been done here to turn a small parcel of land into a rainforest. really well done. you can walk for hours in here looking at the different plant species on offer.

Thank gcgirlau
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed a leisurely afternoon walking through the park-like garden, with a huge variety of ecosystems and plants. Also walked up the hill, with 4 marked pathways of differing lengths. Quite strenuous, but worth the effort to enjoy the views. A pleasant surprise was the...More

Thank Andre S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're into plants, this place is great! However, even if you're not that into plants, the rainforest boardwalk is just super cool.

Thank Cath K
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Luckily we visited this spot twice. First time we went on one side and it was nice but not a lot for the kids. Came back a second time and found a huge park on the other side that the kids loved. Along with a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great for about 4 hours of walking, beautiful place to visit with lots to see. Give this one a try as you will enjoy it..

Thank daleaus
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very beautifully maintained gardens and pathways. So many Wonderful trees and plants. I would have loved the chance to spend more time. The lakes across the road is also wonderful with its different plants, trees and fauna. Take time to explore as the gardens are...More

Thank Josephine N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a stroll through the gardens late in the afternoon. They are so lovely, full of tropical plants. Boardwalks are provided in places that are a bit wet or boggy (or maybe even snakey!). A great place for adults and kids alike. Bikers and...More

Thank Tassylass
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our visit. Not huge so easy to navigate and enjoy. Took loads of pics for facebook. Easy to find.

Thank Anne S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What beautiful gardens. They are so well kept and a feast for the eyes. Upon crossing the road you make your way down a boardwalk through amazing forest and come upon a beautiful lake. Nice to have a bit of exercise on holiday too!

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naturaamantis
8 October 2017|
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Response from Tallroundeyes | Reviewed this property |
You can ride to it, & walk up the red arrow (hill) but not in the actual gardens.
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live66
18 March 2017|
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Response from EsplanadeLagoon | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your question.There is one wheelchair available for free loan at the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre. If you would like to contact us in advance we can make sure it's available for you on the day... More
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Deninu
24 October 2016|
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Response from CairnsScotty | Reviewed this property |
Hello Deninu Half a day spent at the Botanic Gardens and adjoining Centenary Lakes is ideal. Visit the Orchid House with the butterflies, and cross Collins Avenue to walk along the boardwalk to the Centenary Lakes with the... More
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