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Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens

132 Woodward Street | Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #18 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Perth, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It was a lovely walk around the gardens, I saw a lot of unusual flowers and plants that I've never seen before. Best of all it was free!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

we always go her on our last day here before we go to airport to catch our flight home as it is nice place to spend the last few hours with a cuppa and scones .. walk around and enjoy all the botanical varieties at one may not see in the surrounding districts especially the orchid dislpys

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Leongatha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Spectacular , this is a must if you are visiting the cairns area. Boardwalks though rain forests, winding paths surrounded by gardens, or orchid displays . You will need at least 3hrs to see it.REMEMBER The dreaded midges are there so don't forget the bush mans spray and sun screen. We took the bus from Palm cove easy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We liked the Tank art places next to Botanic gardens, had a quick stroll, were slightly surprised how small they seemed to be. Well signposted everywhere in gardens. Walked across the road and along the boardwalk (good) to centenary lakes, and seemed to suddenly just be in Cairns suburbs (toilet block here was good and had just been cleaned). Neat... More

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Barossa, South Austraila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Just a short trip from the city about 3 klms. Fantastic walk through the gardens and the park on the other side of the road. Make sure you take insect repellent and water. Allow a couple of hours it's well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

On the boardwalk areas you can see and experience the rainforest in swamp location without the travel up/down the coast to see almost the same vegetation and rainforest trees, you also see more bird life on the ground level. Its a very relaxing walk so peaceful and so close to the city.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Something you should do when visiting the botanical gardens - lovely. I got off the bus from the other side and walked through them to get to the botanical gardens. A must to do.

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