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Cairns Botanic Gardens

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Address: 64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4032 6650
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Description: The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore...
The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning surroundings and learn about tropical flora and horticulture. The Gardens are open from 7.30Am to 5.30Pm every day of the year and entry is free. The Botanic Gardens includes several spaces used for demonstrating the diverse plant life that can be found within a tropical climate. The Cairns Botanic Gardens include: Flecker Garden Centenary Lakes - Saltwater and Freshwater The Rainforest Boardwalk Mount Whitfield Conservation Park The Gondwanan Heritage Garden
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LOVE THIS PLACE

Every time I have ever come to Cairns I come here. Even on a stinking hot day it's just so relaxing. I especially love the Board Walk through the Rainforest and I always see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Every time I have ever come to Cairns I come here. Even on a stinking hot day it's just so relaxing. I especially love the Board Walk through the Rainforest and I always see some sort of wild life here, from birds, to crabs on the edge of the river, mud skippers etc.. This time we had our two teenage... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This botannical garden has a lot of sections! I started in the Gondwana evolution section and was immediately impressed. Start away I saw native birds mentioned on the info boards and a few different types of butterflys. Some sections need a little TLC but it's a free garden so to be expected. Nice art gallery and rainforest Boardwalk. Bring insect... More 

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful plant life in gorgeous surroundings, unfortunately work was ongoing to build a new conservatory. Excellent transport link via bus number 131 from central Cairns, free entry but donation box available. Thoroughly recommend.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I bicycled through here. Gardens are beautiful, but there were just too few people for me to feel safe.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Recommended! Free parking. Nice shady cafe. If you are lucky, you might find one of the free tour guides walking the gardens - so informative and interesting! Been here twice (2 different trips I visited Cairns)- and the second time was so much better with the tour guide. Plenty of walks, too,on the other side of the road- through the... More 

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was our first day in Cairns, with one of us suffering jetlag, so this was a nice, gentle introduction. We caught the bus from the city centre, and it took about ten minutes to the gardens. We found them pleasant rather than spectacular, but there were many interesting plants. The walk to the lakes was lovely too. We had... More 

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Trinity Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Amazing Botanical Gardens, one of the best I have ever seen. Highly recommended for lovers of tropical palms and plants. Beautiful layout, with meandering tracks.

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Tully, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Big enough to spend half a day there. Nice pathways lead you to all sorts of tropical delights. Make sure you bring a hat, water and mozzie spray though.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely lunch in a beautiful setting. Good service, friendly and helpful.Have the most amazing desserts.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A botanic garden in the tropics is in for some serious competition from the local flora, the Cairns group have got it together very well and the neighbors seem to have joined in the spirit and maintained the own gardens to match. Well worth a walk through but be careful if the stink lily is flowering - the name says... More 

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