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“Get a taste of the Tropics” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cairns Botanic Gardens

Cairns Botanic Gardens
64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6650
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Owner description: 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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“Get a taste of the Tropics”
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!

Visited July 2014
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“Small but Beautiful Gardens”
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 is a nice café/restaurant situated inside the gardens area and we always have lunch there when visiting.

The other bonus is that just across the other side of Collins Avenue is Centenary Lakes which is more like a left in it's natural state wetland area with slightly elevated boardwalk that you can walk through to cross that area - there's a couple of smallish lakes (one fresh and one saltwater if my memory serves me correctly) once you walk throu8gh the boardwalk area and nice fairly open lawned spaces with areas of palms interspersed.

Visited June 2014
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“Not very much on offer”
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.

Visited July 2014
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“Nice afternoon”
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.

Visited July 2014
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“Pleasant free outing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Smaller than expected but beautiful. Can do in 1hr. Local bus goes to & from Abbott St stops hourly, journey about 15mins.. Good coffee at café.

Visited June 2014
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