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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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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon wandering around the gardens. Paths are well maintained, lots of signage and information. Fascinating to learn about the wet tropics/rain forests

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Gosford, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had a team function at this venue and it was well worth it. The venue is excellent and the staff were knowledgable and helpful. Add this one to your intinery.

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Cairns, Australia
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37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We're locals and must admit that we don't visit our Botanic Gardens regularly enough. It's a stunning place and visitors we take there from down south are always amazed at the prolific growth of amazing tropical specimens that struggle in controlled environments outside of the tropics. You can stroll around in the shade here for as long as your interest... More

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Boston, MA
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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

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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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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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