We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

“Beautiful and Calming” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens

Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens
Book In Advance
$53*
and up
Cairns City Sunset Bike Tour
Ranked #30 of 109 things to do in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
148 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Calming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The centenary lakes are a lovely spot for a walk, picnic or just to chill.. they have a freshwater and saltwater lake as well as bamboo and messmate forest and a rainforest walk along meandering boardwalks.

loads of signposts 'you are here' and maps, almost impossible to get lost even though the paths roam and meander around

toilets and bbq facilities make it a great place for a day out

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Bevlea R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

139 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    75
    45
    15
    3
    1
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Botanic gardens and surrounds”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Less than informative, very few information plaques, and not worth the visit. Too few seating areas.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank barisobel42
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Really liked this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went here last week and its full of charm as well as being very lush . You would expect that around her but the gardens are truely tropival and there is some good sinage

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Charlie-Howarth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great way to spend afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The plants are unusual, the setting is stunning and it is a great day for young and old. I really enjoy it just for lunch or to run off some small child energy.

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank Kd68Cairns_Australia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cairns
Level Contributor
54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A magical part of Cairns”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It is quite simple. When in Cairns and you have a spare couple of hours, make your way to the gardens. An easy bus ride from Lake Street and well worth the visit. There are public toilets and a cafe set amongst the lush tropical surrounds.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank beercairns4me
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens also viewed

 
Cairns, Cairns Region
 

Been to Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing