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Cairns Botanical Gardens

145 Reviews

Cairns Botanical Gardens

145 Reviews
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1 Collins Ave, Queensland 4870 Australia
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Experience three of Northern Queensland’s most impressive natural wonders in one tour. Visit the Mossman Gorge and discover the region’s Aboriginal heritage as you take part in a traditional Kuku Yalanji smoke ceremony. Continue to Cape Tribulation for a spectacular view over the Great Barrier Reef, then journey into the heart of the UNESCO-protected Daintree Rainforest and spot wildlife on a Daintree River cruise.
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simply-peregrinating wrote a review Oct 2020
Waddington, United Kingdom2,736 contributions547 helpful votes
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Overall we had a good time at the gardens, although they were not stand out like Adelaide or Perth. The main gardens were probably our least favourite part . What we did like was the Botanic Gardens conservatory with the beautiful butterflies, pitcher plants and beautiful flowers. We also liked the rainforest boardwalks to the lakes and Chinese pagoda. Plenty of information boards and good signage, well maintained throughout.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sandy wrote a review Sep 2020
Australia15 contributions
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Plants were spectacular but my favourite part was the area of plants that aboriginal people used and explained how and why the plant was used. The cafe food was also really good and the butterfly/orchid area
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ginarose wrote a review Jul 2020
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I visited the Botanical Gardens from about 3pm - 5pm. They are beautiful and it is really worth going slow and stopping to take it all in at different points. There is an absolutely huge Raintree tree that is incredible, I also spotted a Papuan Frogmouth (Owl) sitting very still and well camouflaged on a tree limb. Perhaps it was the time of day I visited, but it was not at all serene. There seemed to be two busy roads bordering the park and there was no escape from road noise. Also, it’s easy to get lost. One woman told me she was lost, and I also happened to be lost. Then the woman asked a couple for directions, but they were also lost. It would be helpful if there was signs around the park pointing to the entrance gate and indicating direction. There was also a lack of signs on trees telling what species they are. The boardwalk outside of the gardens is lovely, quiet and you get a real sense of being in the bush. There are also several walks up tracks adjacent to the gardens.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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DEP3 wrote a review Jan 2020
Binghamton, New York265 contributions78 helpful votes
Beautiful Plants and great photo opportunities. This was part of a cruise excursion on a very hot day in December, so the shade was appreciated, too. There’s lots to see and do in Cairns, and this was a fun stop , enabling us to get a sense of the vegetation wonderful Australia’s East coast.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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rjoiner wrote a review Nov 2019
Melbourne, Australia153 contributions53 helpful votes
I thought I'd do my morning walk around the botanic gardens and I'm absolutely blown away by how stunning they are. The usual various segments are an easy walk and so well maintained. The fresh air is amazing. Butterflies everywhere. I'm in heaven. Wish this was my garden as I'd be able to enjoy it everyday. Great place to bring a picnic rug and book and just relax. What a credit to Cairns!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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