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Cairns Botanic Gardens

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Address: 64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4032 6650
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7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore...

The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning surroundings and learn about tropical flora and horticulture. The Gardens are open from 7.30Am to 5.30Pm every day of the year and entry is free.

The Botanic Gardens includes several spaces used for demonstrating the diverse plant life that can be found within a tropical climate.

The Cairns Botanic Gardens include:

Flecker Garden

Centenary Lakes - Saltwater and Freshwater

The Rainforest Boardwalk

Mount Whitfield Conservation Park

The Gondwanan Heritage Garden

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Very good place for hiking

Went there by myself,did the shortest track,about 1 hour ,the view is amazing you could also see the whole town at the top .next time I will do the longer track .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went there by myself,did the shortest track,about 1 hour ,the view is amazing you could also see the whole town at the top .next time I will do the longer track .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As part of a bus tour we had the opportunity to stop at the botanical gardens for a short visit, I only wish we had benn given a bit longer time. The gardens are beautifully laid out and a lovely place to visit on a hot day as there is a lot of shade. Gardens are well matured and stocked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens are very beautiful and well maintained! The conservatory with butterflies is lovely, I enjoyed walking around at my own leisure.

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Weipa, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited here on the weekend and there were markets on. Lovely little atmosphere and casual stroll through the many walkways. Definitely pack mozzie spray

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited a number of botanic gardens on my travels through NZ and Australia and the Cairns gardens are by far the best? The flowers were absolutely stunning and plenty of butterflies too. 5*.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on the back road to the Airport this is a great example of local forest and gardens- if you don't have time to go to the Daintree then experience it here

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Cairns . And looking to do a short/ medium hike, or you have to spend half day in Cairns after diving before talking your flight. Then this is the right place. Very bear to go by taxi have two nice restaurants for breakfast. The garden have three marked routes for hiking . I got the small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful botanic garden full of interesting rainforest and tropical plants. Beautiful flowers to see and lots of interesting paths to follow. Butterflies in the conservatory too. Even my non gardening partner was amazed!

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Cairns,Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place to come to if you have just a few hours to spare or stay longer. The garden is amazing.Beautiful plants.And it's all free. No entry fee. You can have breakfast or lunch there too. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We passed this spot a lot driving back and forth from Cairns to Palm Cove and eventually stopped to walk around. The path network is fantastic although there is a section around some swampy area that had a lot of mozzies which we avoided. The gardens are beautiful and the shade provided a very nice way to beat the heat... More 

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