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Muddy's Playground
#1 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Water park area excellent Play ground area vast and varied Minimum supervision needed Ideal for parents, plenty of searing and shade, on the Esplanade
Lovely water park with fountains and playground with a great variety of equipment for all ages which extends over a big distance.
Cairns Botanic Gardens
#2 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
So lucky to have this at their fingertips in cairns as it has botanic gardens with rainforest, bamboo, lakes, herb gardens, indigenous plants...and hiking trails adjoining make this a must for any fitness / nature...
The gardens are interconnected with walking paths that lead right into the centre of Cairns, through a cultural precinct entirely created from upcycled water tanks, and into the Mt Whitfield Conservation Park.
Esplanade Boardwalk
#3 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
The Cairns Esplanade is a seaside park that offers great running and jogging, free barbecue and cooking places (cleaned by the city!), wonderful plants and perfectly relaxed atmosphere both during the day and in n...
It has many free activities like Muddies fun water area for the youngest, a skate park for the teens, beach volleyball courts, free WiFi as well as exercise machines and often concerts and exercise classes like Zu...
Atherton Tablelands
#4 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
... Beautiful.. Lovely people.. We found a Japanese Weaving Saori Course in Yungaburra and ended up weaving a scarf each.. Awesome.. Stayed at Big 4 Woodlands Caravan Park.. Nicely appointed cabins and landscape..
Kuranda has wildlife parks including Koala Gardens, the Butterfly Sanctuary and the Reptile House, all of which are very well presented, informative and get you right up close and personal with a range of animals.
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Josephine Falls
#5 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
It is an interesting drive to Wooroonooran National Park as you pass Queenslands tallest mountain, Bartle Frere.
A short walk from the car park and a gorgeous spot to enjoy the view or take a swim if the water flow is right.
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Michaelmas Cay
#6 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
For the nature lover spend time in hatchling season and you will see juvenile black tip reef sharks patrolling the shoreline for chicks wondering too far into the water.
This is a very restricted nature reserve, to help protect the nesting birds, so heed the advice of the crew.
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Behana Gorge Waterfall
#7 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
The walk to the falls is several kilometres going up so give yourself several hours of visiting time so you can get to the falls and relax for a while before returning to the car park.
We walked up from the car park and found it to be a pretty easy walk with just the final 800meters a bit steep.
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Cairns Aquarium
#8 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Our 3 and 5 year old were mesmerized with all the displays, and the gentle education nature of the signage meant they picked up fun facts without feeling 'schooled' The surprise at the end could keep you captivate...
If you can get a spot outside Munro Park it is only a very short walk to the Aquarium.
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Cairns Botanical Gardens Cairns Region 1.9 mi away
#14 of 44 Nature & Parks in Cairns Region
The botantical gardens has truely been a great place to go on a regular basis to relax, enjoy nature and to exercise!
You can relax, enjoy nature and take in everything at your own pace.
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Red Arrow Walk Edge Hill 2.2 mi away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Edge Hill
Nudey Beach
#9 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Figtree Playground
#10 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Good for sunny day - big trees will give you a shelter and it is amazing to watch big bats and birds - pure nature in the city!
The park is just spectacular.
Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens Edge Hill 1.9 mi away
#2 of 2 Nature & Parks in Edge Hill
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.
What a fantastic park for young children to visit, have a picnic lunch and enjoy the 24 things to do and discover.
Munro Martin Parklands
#11 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
We come here to see the "World famous Royal Scot Dragoon Guard Pipes and Drums" and it was absolutely AMAZING!! Enjoyed every second of it but back to the park, it's the best thing the council could have done, sho...
Council did a great job with the Park lots of space to walk, beautiful trees, huge grassy area, vine covering pergolas sometimes entertainment on a stage At night time it looks amazing with all the lights The Park...
Copperlode Dam
#12 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Goomboora Park Adventure Playground
#13 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Clean amenities, barbeques, a state of the ark, new play area, a dog exercise portion, trails through the rain forest, large trees to explore and experience the rainforest, this park has everything.
Freshwater creek runs around the border of the park and offers loads of safe swimming spots.
Anzac Park
#14 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
This park includes a marble tribute to Dr Koch; a prominent Cairnsite in the early days, as well as tributes to sailors, soldiers, airmen and nursing officers.
Cairns center by the sea and inside has great parks, this one is one of them.
Green Arrow Walk
#15 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
A must do if you want exercise, don't want to travel too far to get to it and love being immersed in nature.
Great Barrier Reef
#16 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
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Crystal Cascades Redlynch 5.1 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Redlynch
... size) have been found there....The area has a small Falls (Fairy Falls just to the left of the Car Park....There have been Deaths here due to Teens jumping from the upper areas into the pools...Sometimes in th...
We have stayed in this beautifully maintained,quiet and very friendly park for 20 years, usually twice a year.
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The Blue Arrow Circuit
#17 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Flying Foxes
#18 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Free show from nature every afternoon.
ZOO TO YOU HQ - Discovery Centre
#19 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Yellow Arrow Walk
#20 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Stoney Creek Trail
#21 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
The park comprises a sparkling mountain creek as it cascades through the rainforest over waterfalls and rapids.
Smithfield Mountain Bike Park
#22 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Catch a Barra
#23 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Mount Whitfield Conservation Park
#24 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Gillies Range
#25 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Stoney Creek Falls
#26 of 26 Nature & Parks in Cairns