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Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens

132 Woodward Street | Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #18 of 35 attractions in Cairns
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Boston, MA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A spectacular spot to get acquainted with the trees, plants and birds of tropical north Queensland if you're a visitor, or a place just to relax if you're a local. Here you will find salt and fresh water ponds and creeks, and a boardwalk trail through remnant swamp forest. In the adjacent Flecker Botanic Gardens are the very interesting Gondwanan... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Saw the most beautiful rain forest plants and some blue butterflies such a gorgeous setting calm and relaxing and free yeah. Well worth a visit

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A must for anyone visiting Cairns, such beautiful gardens very lush. We enjoyed a few hours here. Cafe nice & not too expensive. Really enjoyed it here, very large, and many different species , lovely ambience.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The centenary lakes are a lovely spot for a walk, picnic or just to chill.. they have a freshwater and saltwater lake as well as bamboo and messmate forest and a rainforest walk along meandering boardwalks. loads of signposts 'you are here' and maps, almost impossible to get lost even though the paths roam and meander around toilets and bbq... More

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Brisbane Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Less than informative, very few information plaques, and not worth the visit. Too few seating areas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went here last week and its full of charm as well as being very lush . You would expect that around her but the gardens are truely tropival and there is some good sinage

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The plants are unusual, the setting is stunning and it is a great day for young and old. I really enjoy it just for lunch or to run off some small child energy.

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Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It is quite simple. When in Cairns and you have a spare couple of hours, make your way to the gardens. An easy bus ride from Lake Street and well worth the visit. There are public toilets and a cafe set amongst the lush tropical surrounds.

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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A beautiful and large tropical garden filled with wonderful landscaping, great lakes, and fabulous birds. Check out the free guided tours with local volunteers for both the plants and the birds.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

What beautiful place. Those Mozi's can be tricky especially for little ones. Pick up a great product called Vanilla Mozi. it works and it smells great. I can't remember the ladies name but Vanilla mozi - Cairns fb page

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