We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cairns Botanic Gardens

64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 740326650
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 35 attractions in Cairns
Type: Gardens
97 visitor photos
Write a Review

479 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    293
    156
    28
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Tadley, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great place for a free visit. Fantastic selection of plants with loads of explanations. Lots of shady parking. Well worth a quiet walk around some fantastic plant collections. Great to wind down here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cairns, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great secret little walks, very unusual plants. Great orchid house, everything you would like to se that is tropical. Staff very helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Had a wonder through the gardens worth a look even it you are not a gardener there are some extraordinary plants and trees to be seen.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hobart
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I really enjoy a visit to the gardens but this year found that the orchid house and fernery were both closed, I think being revamped but a shame both unavailable at the same time. I do enjoy the walk around the other areas and especially home via the Saltwater or Freshwater Lakes.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Perth, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

a beautiful place to spend a few hours. Especially good if you can do it with a guide, so many fascinating plants to learn about.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I did some botanic watercolour classes here which I really enjoyed! Not only that but it is just a nice place to get a coffee and walk around.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Gardens are so close to the city and so accessible. There has obviously been a lot of work done in recent times and the results are great. Get an idea of the environment without leaving the city!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, South Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We love going back to Flecker Botanical Gardens nearly every time we go back to holiday in Cairns because they are well laid out and well maintained - there are lots of unusual tropical plants/trees that we have never seen before and it is a very pleasant feeling walking through the pathways around the gardens. The bonus is that there... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
singapore
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
80 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Disappointing. Not much on offer. Visitor centre closes too early for much. Go to the one in Brisbane instead.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A nice leisurely afternoon was had by all. We had a delicious lunch at ? Then spent the afternoon strolling the grounds. Very pleasant.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cairns Botanic Gardens also viewed

 

Been to Cairns Botanic Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cairns Botanic Gardens, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing