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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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A must for birders

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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.

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.

Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
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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 August 1, 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!

Hobart
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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!

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a must do for visitors to Cairns. Start at Centenary Lakes entrance on Greenslopes St and follow the paths across the creek to the bamboo groves then onto Collins St. There you will find the Flecker Botanical Gardens probably one of the best in the world though small but jam packed with plants from all over the world.... More 

Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The gardens are so well kept and extensive. It is lovely to walk amongst the beautiful rainforest and to see animals foraging there as well.

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We combined our visit with the Botanic gardens & Tank art gallery across the road so we only had the time & energy to walk the Boardwalk. The natural environment was a great contrast to the plantings in the Botanic gardens. If you are only visiting Cairns city this is a must do walk as it gives you a sample... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Loved this so much! Beautiful tropical trees, plants and flowers everywhere well set out in particular sections. The walking trails/ boardwalks were extensive and a wonderful way to get fit and enjoy nature at its best. The lakes were great and the historical "tanks" were well worth a visit.

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Any time of the year there is something to see here. Make sure you pop into the carnivorous plant house, see the fern area with 'dinosaur ferns' and also 'Ginger Lane' with all the Heliconia (ginger) flowers.

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