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Queens park - almost to easy to miss.

A beautiful rainforest/tropical setting of moderate size and obviously well tendered. Only a block... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Garth S
Green and peaceful

Queens Gardens is just down the hill from the motel we stayed in. Lovely established gardens with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David T
Murwillumbah, Australia
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Paxton Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4727 8330
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful rainforest/tropical setting of moderate size and obviously well tendered. Only a block off the Strand and well worth a stroll.

Thank Garth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Queens Gardens is just down the hill from the motel we stayed in. Lovely established gardens with a striking view up to Castle Hill.

Thank David T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the botanic gardens with friends, had a wonderful time. Beautiful place to spend a few hours, topical gardens, cactus garden, herb gardens. Great view of castle hill, very instagramable.

Thank DrM898
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Queens Gardens are right in the centre of Townsville, and are very old, with some trees dating back to the Victorian era. The oldest trees and palms are spectacular. We saw the lush rainforest section, a large herb garden, a cacti and succulents section, and...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

A great place for all the family - quiet, beautiful and a hidden gem in Townsville City. Would recommend spending an hour or two here.

Thank Owingee
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We went to see the birds only to find out that there are not there at the moment due to reconstruction of the cages.

Thank pies1990
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I have been to many botanical gardens over the years, and these would have to be one of the best it has been my pleasure to visit. The close planting of a huge variety of plant and tree specimens has created an almost jungle effect,...More

Thank kjbailey2017
Reviewed 30 April 2018

My little 3 year old explorer loved going through this "jungle" - and us sun-weary adults loved the option to do so in the shade! Even the limited play equipment was in the shade, so spending an hour here was a welcome refuge from the...More

Thank KateHendo
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We had a great stroll in the Queens Gardens. They had a large cacti garden. It was amazing! We saw so many different cacti. Wow! Beautiful! It also had lots of species of palm trees, big or small. I like these too! We found lots...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful gardens that are well kept. I went of an evening when the council had put on events (which they regularly do) and the atmosphere was excellent. Good to see these grounds being enjoyed. Just be sure to take mosquito repellant.

Thank LeahMHarris
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