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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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Little oasis in the suburbs

Centenary Lakes is a good place for a picnic, lie in the shade and read a good or have a BBQ. Plenty of shade and parking and so close to the city and many suburbs.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Centenary Lakes is a good place for a picnic, lie in the shade and read a good or have a BBQ. Plenty of shade and parking and so close to the city and many suburbs.

Thank 228Kevin
Maitland, Australia
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261 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a wonderful stroll around the gardens. Wow what a place to visit. It is a must when in Cairns peaceful full of tropical plants.

Thank amandamaree21
Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Used to be even better before they prettied it up with a Chinese Pagoda thingy in the lake. Still lovely though for the birds and the trees.

Thank Doubledares
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017

We visited the lake on the way back from Port Douglas. The lakes and surrounding gardens are very beautiful. There are boardwalks towards botanical gardens. We did not stay long because mozzies were starting to bite me. My skin is sensitive with mosquito bites. Within 20 minutes, I could not stand anymore. My legs, hands, back and even my face... More 

Thank Deborah77s
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed January 7, 2017

We were amazed by the plants here. We have the same plants in Western Australia, but these are all so much bigger. A tranquil setting to chill out and wander the various themed gardens. Very informative and don't forge the great cafe for lunch!

Thank Millyard1
Mandurah, Australia
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 4, 2017

this is a picturesque and cooling place to go on a hot day, plenty of wild life and fauna to see. plenty of places to stop and have a picnic or take in the surroundings

Thank poss2959
Cairns Region, Australia
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed December 10, 2016

It is a great place but sametimes the service cam be a bit hit and miss meaning sametimes the service id great other times they lose orders but the food is gest

Thank chesty4868
Cairns, Australia
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016

Included in the Botanic Gardens complex the Lakes offer walking trails and grassed areas great for picnics and for those who want to walk a little further than around the Gardens. Takes in the small lakes and the creek area and a small area of tropical forest. Can be hot and dry in early summer so do take water and... More 

Thank 913janetn
Heemskerk, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed December 1, 2016

we took a lot of pictures of nice flowers and plants and the lake we thought it was bigger but anyway we had a pleasant walk

Thank Caroline K
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Very hot day to be walking but the setting was lovely. very clean amenities block, lovely gardens and shady walks.

Thank Suzanne818

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