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Botanic Gardens

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Address: Anderson Park | Gulliver Street, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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+61 7 4727 8330

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A walk in the park

Nestled in the suburbs of Townsville is a beautiful peaceful garden. You can drive around the loop road in a few minutes or you can park in one of the parking areas and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Nestled in the suburbs of Townsville is a beautiful peaceful garden. You can drive around the loop road in a few minutes or you can park in one of the parking areas and enjoy the peace. We got out and had a stroll around the lotus ponds and then relaxed on the grass under a shady tree, so peaceful and... More 

Thank GlynandJen
Durban, South Africa
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45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Not a huge garden but beautifully maintained and lovely for walking or simply sit on a bench under the shade of a tree and enjoy the plants, quiet relaxing atmosphere. Our grandsons enjoyed the outing and the opportunity to use up some energy in the shaded areas. Townsville is pretty hot so finding outdoor activities where cooler shaded areas are... More 

Thank steiner402
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A large park with plants from around the world, a beautiful place to explore. Although there weren't any walking tracks or too many flowers at this of the year, it was still a great place to visit and picnic

Thank James C
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Compared to the other Botanical Gardens we visited on our two month tour of Australia this was a bit disappointing. Its great for local people to walk, relax and exercise in but for garden lovers the planting is limited and unspectacular.

Thank PhilReed186386
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2016

With the aging population to find a wonderful Botanical gardens were you can drive and than park under the huge shady spreading Rain trees is a relaxing oasis in one's mainly stressful life, here with the oxygen charged air you can be fully rested in minutes while being able to look on to the wonderful ponds full of ducks and... More 

Thank Merle T
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2,471 reviews
1,909 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Really great place to lay under a shady tree, relax and zone out from the noise of the urban. Great range of native plant species. You can feed the ducks too!

Thank KarolaRS
Townsville, Australia
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66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Winter is Tabebuia time in Townsville and one of the most spectacular group of trees in flower are in Anderson Park along Fulham Road (see photo). Anderson park is one of the few Botanical Gardens that can be driven through with many areas to stop and enjoy the collection of unusual and rare trees and plants. great for picnics, a... More 

Thank Merv C
Moncton, Canada
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1,403 reviews
868 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,284 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We visited the Townsville Botanic Gardens earlier this month during our drive around Australia. It was a great place to spend an hour or so looking at the flora and feeding the birds in the pond. There were a few mosquitoes around too so we were glad we brought our repellant so we could enjoy the gardens.

2 Thank JGDynamo
Canberra, Australia
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

OK, I am am keen gardener and love North Queensland trees. Anderson Park was the place to see them. A really helpful gardener helped me out to find some of the trees I was keen to see. Nice place for a walk once you want a change from the Strand.

2 Thank srobgal
Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Lovely relaxing tropical gardens with plenty of shaded, secluded areas. Has a small children's playground.

1 Thank RJS_9

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