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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 2 days ago

I had 3 hours to kill before my flight and spent them in the Botanic Gardens. What a great place! There are definitely long and challenging walking tracks if you want to get a workout in, but if you're short on time, be sure to...More

Thank CSD41
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a stroll through the gardens on our way to the Red arrow hike. We recommend bug spray. But overall the area is beautiful! And there are so many different types of plants that have bright colored flowers. The gardens is very clean and...More

Thank krf04250
Reviewed 2 days ago

Entering these gardens is like being in another world. Wherever you turn there is green and color everywhere. Make sure you have a camera or cell phone to capture these sights.

Thank Bracha K
Reviewed 3 days ago

This open space in close proximity to the City was a great find. Some self guided walks made it a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoy this wonderful location of course I will visit again the flowers are amazing,congratulation to all the staff working here

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent some lovely time walking through the gardens - great variety, nice walks, plenty of shadow along the way. Just don't forget about mosquitos when going for the boardwalk in the evening!

Thank Leon V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really only had time to see the tip of the iceberg and would happily go back again another time for more exploring. So many varied and interesting plants from all over the world.

Thank Lynne J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to start by saying that I went to this to fill in time. But realised I could have stayed longer. I arrived to do the free tour and was enthralled by the information or a husband and wife qyides. They were experienced and...More

Thank Carol C C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there during August 2017. Quite a marvelous place to visit. Perfect for walking around with family and friends

Thank biotiago
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The botanic garden is really beautiful and we would defintily recommend the rainforest boardwalk. We'll come again! (There are buses to and from cairns)

Thank rebeccamirjam
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8 October 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.
19 March 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
24 October 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