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Address: 132 Woodward Street | Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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$28*
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Cairns Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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Near to Cairns Airport and just a couple of hundred yards stroll from main bus route. Guided walking route maps available at entrance. Themed areas e.g. Dreamtime plants, with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Near to Cairns Airport and just a couple of hundred yards stroll from main bus route. Guided walking route maps available at entrance. Themed areas e.g. Dreamtime plants, with medicinal properties explained. Visitor centre and cafes all single friendly! Take your time, lots of unusual plants and look out for the ground wildlife! A brilliant place to visit to escape... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We did a walk around the lakes on a Sunday and it was lovely and peaceful. There was lots of birds and butterflies to admire. An easy walk, combined with the botanical gardens its a great free day out. Cafes on the botanical gardens side provide tasty dishes and drinks. Also there is a visitors centre to get maps if... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Magnificent trees everywhere. What I like about all Botanical gardens is they give you the names of what plants you are looking at. As well as the plants,orchids and lakes don't forget to visit the Art installations and exhibits in the massive disused water tanks.

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Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Go here all the time for some quite time, take the camera and get lots of nice pictures of the wildlife and flora.

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Cairns, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everything you want in a raised walkway garden over a serios of wetlands. Surprisingly lacking in mosquitoes and other bitey things but plenty of lovely trees to hug and birds to watch ... a croc would have been nice.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nice place for the kids to feed the ducks & pelicans, but beware of the mosquitoes! Lots of interesting trees and plants.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Located between Greenslopes St and Collins Avenue, Centenary Lakes is a great place to walk the trails or ride your bikes along the pathways through this reserve. Along the way stop and check out the various tropical fruit trees such as mango, miracle fruit, rolinia, rambutan and many more. Towards Collins Ave is a mangrove waterway (sometimes crocodiles spotted there),... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Loved the exotic plants and trees, and shade. Pleasant cafe. Undergoing reconstruction currently so some parts fenced off.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The gardens are just the right size to explore without getting lost or overwhelmed. There are some good graphics panels and the walk includes a nice boardwalk through native forest and around a couple of small lakes. The visitor centre is cool and informative, the desk staff excellent, recommending some good hikes to me. The little restaurant is lovely, and... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

for the nature lovers this botanic gardens are some of the best I have seen any where in the world. At certain times of the years you will see some rare plants in flower. Once again all for free

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