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Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens

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Address: 132 Woodward Street | Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Jungle in the middle of Cairns

A great place to wind down for tourists and locals alike. Different natural settings from wetlands to mountains. Plenty of boardwalks and paths. Trendy Edge Hill with its shops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
john o
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Cairns Region, Australia
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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to wind down for tourists and locals alike. Different natural settings from wetlands to mountains. Plenty of boardwalks and paths. Trendy Edge Hill with its shops, cafes and restaurants is just next door. Red arrow walk can get busy during lunchtime or after 5pm when city people come for their daily walk or jog.

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens in Cairns is a splendid oasis in the city with good walking paths, lots of flora and fowl, also two nice lakes there and they keep the place immaculate, it is beautiful.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The botanial gardens are gorgeous as are the Centenary Lakes, however stay safe and make sure you walk with another as is not safe for single females

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Margate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The birdlife around the Centenary Lakes and botanical gardens is amazing. I highly recommend this if you like birdlife.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

great example of local flora/fauna right in the center of town. free to walk around. very nice interpretive signs.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

A great visit with a nice little cafe as well. You can just visit the more structured and showy part of the gardens on the north side of Collins Ave, or if you want to explore and stretch your legs you can venture south and explore the extensive grounds and waterways. Spend anything from an hour to half a day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Easy access by metro bus route 131 bring you to door step from cairns bus station ,Lake street with free entry walk on botanical garden in pleasant day ,staff very friendly, happy to answer any question, we spend full day there including some refreshes in one of two cafes .

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Taree, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

You could never see all of this wonderful spread of wetlands, rainforest , boardwalks , Botanic Gardens and picnic areas in one visit, so just start anywhere and wander. Doesn't matter if you get lost in the shady cool of the waterways and pandanus forest or the more formal botanic collections-you'll eventually come out on somewhere recognisable and you'll be... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Lovely area to walk/run through. Go during daylight hours - morning is better. Botanic Gardens are beautiful.

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Heathcote, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

You can catch a bus to the Centenary Lakes from the centre of Cairns. Lovely place to walk around, even on a hot day as there is plenty of shade. Magnificent trees and two lakes one fresh water and one salt water. The gardens are immaculate, people working there all the time. Don't miss the boardwalk.

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