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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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Great way to spend a sunny afternoon.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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Rutherglen, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, relaxing and a very tropical environment. Different from the Botanic Gardens because there is a lake that is actually tidal with the saltwater creek and a freshwater lake, where the birdlife is abundant. Hard to believe that this environment is only a few klms from the city centre. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We stop here for a Devonshire tea. Beautiful location, it's a hidden gem indeed. Nice friendly staff ready to help all the time. The lake is so beautiful we were disappointed we couldn't go on a river cruise because we had flight the afternoon.

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The lakes and surrounding gardens are great but one of the smaller lakes needs some attention and fast. Green and slimy and not so nice to the eye. The rest of it is great and the birdlife is amazing. Plenty to see and you could enjoy a picnic here if you wanted too.

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Tully, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Loved the gardens. Had a meal at the cafe there and was very disappointed. They took 40 minutes to serve up after we had ordered. Actually felt like walking out

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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Address: 132 Woodward Street | Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns

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