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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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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... read more

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

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 

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

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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

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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.

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

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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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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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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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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Address: 132 Woodward Street | Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns

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