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Cairns Botanic Gardens

64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6650
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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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64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6650
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got the bus to the gardens which are nice but not spectacular. There are 2 good cafes and the conservatory is worth a visit. The gardens could do with providing more information about the trees and bushes, can be a bit hit and miss. The...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a nice place to relax. Lots of flora and fauna and a short walk from great cafes! A good weekend activity.

Thank Jade T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are nice. Many different environments with plants and trees. Nice boardwalk as well. If you have a few hours to spare, one should go there

Thank forestenergy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is an absolute must for any plant lover. Well set out and ample parking. Wheelchair accessible. Lovely cafe and amenities. Plus ITS FREE!!! Go visit

Thank Mauledbymeerkats
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a guided tour and even though we got sprayed with repellant before we went here 3 days after I still strach all the bites! The guided tour should take 1 hour - our took 2! It was sort of interesting though, so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a couple of hours free to stroll about the gardens, and we will definitely be back when we have more time. We saw half the amazing gardens and butterfly building, then headed across the road to do the rainforest boardwalk where we...More

Thank Badger-acpr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times and al Syd worth it. Takes me back to the islands complete with insane mozzies.

Thank Nini I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice walk and a pretty place, but seen better and got a bit scared about the crocs in the water.

Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We mostly chose to visit on our only afternoon exploring Cairns because my husband wasn't up to anything energetic, so we strolled through from Goodwin Street to the front and returned by way of the paperbark & pandanus forest, where we were preceded along a...More

Thank kerryinoz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a week in Cairns, spent our last day at the gardens on Monday which was a public holiday (Queen's birthday) Began our visit by walking through the lakes area...beautiful. Spotted a bush turkey! Water lilies growing in the lake, Chinese structure, seating and bougainvillea...More

Thank Barbaramcw
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October 7, 2017|
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Response from Tallroundeyes | Reviewed this property |
You can ride to it, & walk up the red arrow (hill) but not in the actual gardens.
March 18, 2017|
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Response from EsplanadeLagoon | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your question.There is one wheelchair available for free loan at the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre. If you would like to contact us in advance we can make sure it's available for you on the day... More
October 24, 2016|
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Response from CairnsScotty | Reviewed this property |
Hello Deninu Half a day spent at the Botanic Gardens and adjoining Centenary Lakes is ideal. Visit the Orchid House with the butterflies, and cross Collins Avenue to walk along the boardwalk to the Centenary Lakes with the... More