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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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Fabulous gardens

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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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Imagine a Botanic Garden that has everything, where all botanic species are well tagged with a guide to thoroughly explain them. Imagine that, on top of it, you can learn about aboriginal life (how they use plants intelligently), that you can learn about world evolution through plants)... and all this (plus a couple of walking trails, a couple of gardens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The gardens are well worth a visit. Easy to get around, beautiful to look at and well presented. Lovely tropical plants.

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