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Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens

132 Woodward Street | Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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$29*
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Cairns Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
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Ranked #15 of 31 Attractions in Cairns
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Walking thru, listen to afternoon music concerts, watching butterflies and listening to fantastic bird concerts calms everybody" ś soul, feeling like in paradise. Simply nothing to dislike, we all wanna be in paradise sometimes

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Cairns, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This huge park with the Saltwater lake and Freshwater lake is magnificent. It is within walking distance from the Cairns Holiday park. The Botanical Gardens follows on from the lakes.

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Cairns, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Centenary Lakes is also located and link to Botanic Gardens if you walk in the walking paths through the forest. This place is suitable for family time or just hang outs. It's not as good as the esplanade where it's more refreshing and free. But this area I personally don't feel comfortable because the atmosphere it not as refreshing. Although... More 

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Tain, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Visited yesterday, 5 November 2014. Unfortunately, there are major works going on at the moment so not all the Gardens are accessible. However, what we did see were superb and a great place to spend a few hours relaxing. Good visitor facilities, 2 Cafés/Restaurants, plenty of toilets and good quality paths. All in all a great place to visit. I... More 

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shoalhaven,australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a beautiful way to spend an afternoon...meandering along the many boardwalks and enjoying the Beauty and tranquility of the rainforest and all it's flora. The are a few benches along the walk to just sit and contemplate the wonder that is nature. It has a large variety of the far North Queensland rainforest plants and trees and gives you... More 

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colac
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Gorgeous gardens although the day we went it was pouring rain we borrowed a brolley from the info centre but unfortunately returned it soon after as rain didn't ease. The gardens were immaculately kept with many renovations in progress. A must see on a fine warm cairns day .

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Mijdrecht, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great gardens combining landscaped features wih more or less natural surroundings. Beautifull collection, great cafe.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Overall a well maintained garden with a saltwater and a freshwater lake and running streams. Unfortunately the weather was a little dry when I was there otherwise it could have been greener and better. Good walking tracks around garden and informative Aboriginal cultures. Worth a visit.

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