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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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Beautiful gardens but lots and lots of mosquitoes

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Deborah77s
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Thank Mark B
Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank poss2959
Cairns Region, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Heemskerk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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

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Dubbo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Well worth taking the time to learn about what grows in the tropics. Great walking opportunities at a relaxed pace but make sure you get a map of the park first to prevent anxieties as to where you are.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Nice area at the edge of the city, manageable and not too big. Well laid out. You do not feel as being in the city at all. Lovely place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

A very tranquill and beautiful place, free to visit and also lots of picnic bences and can use the local bus or the local taxi to travel to this gardens. Lots of walks and different gardens to explore as well

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