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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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More colour then the coral.

Well worth a visit allow 4 hours, a great variety of tropical flowers & trees. We enjoyed our lunch at the cafe & wandered down to the Tanks art display next door very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Rod S
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Toowoomba
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Toowoomba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit allow 4 hours, a great variety of tropical flowers & trees. We enjoyed our lunch at the cafe & wandered down to the Tanks art display next door very interesting. Didn't have time to go to the Lakes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We felt like we were walking through dangerous crocodile territory. No, not really. The board walk was safe and the vegetation and birdlife abundant. Don't miss this experience

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Thank DiDiDesigns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You should not miss it! It's wonderful. A little paradise. You get a tropical feeling. The trees and plants the voices of a lot of different birds. We breath in with all senses. It was the first time, that we walk through. As I said: wonderful!

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Melton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a relaxing walk through the Botanical Gardens, where you will be able to see some amazing plants and walk along the rainforest walkway which we found interesting.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely place to take a walk and take in the natural beauty of this end of our vast country. A lovely cafe for refreshments after a stroll.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite visiting the Botanic Gardens regularly as a local, I still enjoy returning. The main greenhouse has recently been renovated and now is amazing with butterflies now flying freely between the orchids and ferns in the enclosure. A wonderful venue to idle away a ten minutes or three hours. Toilets and seats are provided. The café is a little expensive... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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 August 5, 2016

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 July 29, 2016

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 July 23, 2016

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

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