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.

“great rainforrest garden”

Cairns Botanic Gardens
Book on TripAdvisor
More Info
$53.21*
and up
Cairns City Sunset Bike Tour
Ranked #7 of 121 things to do in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great rainforrest garden”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

so many beautiful rainforrest plants from all over the world...the lady from the visitor centre was very helpful. There is a free guided tour everyday but we missed it.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank dehgam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,850 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,139
    592
    106
    10
    3
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
CAIRNS QLD AUS
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“lovely breaky location”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

have waffles in the middle of the gardens in the cafe. The even serve coffee in bowls!
take someone you want to impress but still casual.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank SPUDBUG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
dc
Level Contributor
81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Relaxing gardens”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We have been travelling for two months and the relaxed pace of the gardens was just what we needed. There are numerous buses which will take you from Cairns centre to the gardens and back again without any problem. There were good maps of all the areas and we enjoyed a morning exploring all corners with lots of plentiful shade available. We had lunch at the restaurant and were very pleased with the food and beverages. It is not a huge garden but there are many walks available from the gardens too and we did some of those as well. It was a delightful morning.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank eileen65
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Nice Way to Pass the Time”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

We visited to pass the time before we had to go to the airport. Lots to see and plenty of walking, so make sure you take a bottle of water especially in the heat.

Some lovely plants though, plenty of good photo opportunities.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank Miss_El_QLD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely but smaller than expected”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

I took a walk up to the botanic gardens expecting great things and it almost lived up to my expectations. The gardens were beautiful and set up for soothing rambling walks. There were clear paths and plenty of sign posts so we always knew where we were. MY only complaint is that it was smaller than it looked on the map, which is the opposite of what I am used to in Australia! I wouldn't mind so much if it were closer to the city centre but it took us longer to get there than it did to walk round it. Slightly more gardens or a better location and I'd be giving this place 5/5.

Having said that I did enjoy my visit and had a lovely relaxing time there with my friend. I'd happily go back in day when I feel like a proper walk followed by some R&R in beautiful surroundings.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank Lynneelynlyn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cairns Botanic Gardens also viewed

 

Been to Cairns 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