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Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens

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Address: 132 Woodward Street | Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Access by bicycle from the town , and public transport, or taxi the botanical garden is not far from the airport. It is free, I love this place every years I'm going to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Gheefrenchie
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Beaufort, Australia

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Beaufort, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Access by bicycle from the town , and public transport, or taxi the botanical garden is not far from the airport. It is free, I love this place every years I'm going to the botanical garden there is magnificiant plants and trees, walking in the rain forest is amazing, it is a place to go, at the same time go... More 

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Clifton Beach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I often spend time in this place, it it just beautiful and a great place to just wander and spend time in nature. They are currently upgrading the walkways near the lake and adding some cover which looks wonderful. Just very peaceful and relaxing spending time here. Great for nature lovers and plant enthusiasts.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Centenary Lakes aren't the main botanic gardens which are a cross the road. However they are a good additional walking are to explore. There's a boardwalk and some nice shady areas next to the lakes. You can access from Collins St near the botanic gardens or from Greenslopes St. Some very interesting plants and plenty of birdlife in the wet... More 

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Thank kjbMirani
Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

A calm and inspiring walk through the botanical heart of Cairns. Easy access easy walks, filled with tropical plans and different kinds of walks depending on which way you go - a must time out in CAIRNS

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Thank treasurechild
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

It was a nice place to spend the morning. There are a great variety of flowers and trees. When we visited the garden had some paths being rebuild, therefor there were some small parts were we couldn't pass, but I guess that must have changed by now. There is a small coffee shop in the garden, so you can have... More 

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Thank Veronica B
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

For bird watcher and nature walker the gardens are wonderful and there are many trails and pathways. On Tuesday morning at 0830am there is a free bird walk offered by the volunteers, this starts at the office by the main gate.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We enjoyed a day walking around the lovely gardens. There are lots of well signed walking tracks although quite a few were closed for maintenance when we were here.

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Thank Jenny G
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Rainforest Boardwalk is the best area of the Gardens which leads to Centenary Lakes with lots of wildlife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Amazing collection of plants from the tropics set in large beautiful gardens. Lots of areas to walk and picnic in. The cafe is average - service a little ropey (staff screaming at each other, patrons complaining of cold food) and my Caesar salad literally had one dozen hard boiled eggs on it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

What a beautiful area to wander through, so many paths and on the other side the Botanic Gardens and Visitors Centre. I found a pathway right back from just off Grove St which lead me along a canal/rivulet to the Centenary Lakes - wonderful walk and of course free enjoyment!

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