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Cairns Botanic Gardens

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Address: 64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4032 6650
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07:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:30
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The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore...

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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Best botanic gardens on my whole trip!

I have visited a number of botanic gardens on my travels through NZ and Australia and the Cairns gardens are by far the best? The flowers were absolutely stunning and plenty of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have visited a number of botanic gardens on my travels through NZ and Australia and the Cairns gardens are by far the best? The flowers were absolutely stunning and plenty of butterflies too. 5*.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Located on the back road to the Airport this is a great example of local forest and gardens- if you don't have time to go to the Daintree then experience it here

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Cairns . And looking to do a short/ medium hike, or you have to spend half day in Cairns after diving before talking your flight. Then this is the right place. Very bear to go by taxi have two nice restaurants for breakfast. The garden have three marked routes for hiking . I got the small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful botanic garden full of interesting rainforest and tropical plants. Beautiful flowers to see and lots of interesting paths to follow. Butterflies in the conservatory too. Even my non gardening partner was amazed!

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Thank Mary S
Cairns,Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a place to come to if you have just a few hours to spare or stay longer. The garden is amazing.Beautiful plants.And it's all free. No entry fee. You can have breakfast or lunch there too. Well worth a visit

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Rockingham, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed this spot a lot driving back and forth from Cairns to Palm Cove and eventually stopped to walk around. The path network is fantastic although there is a section around some swampy area that had a lot of mozzies which we avoided. The gardens are beautiful and the shade provided a very nice way to beat the heat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the whole garden and went to the conservatory twice. It is well maintained and to a high standard. In the conservatory there is a butterfly section which is remarkable and the carnivorous plants are a stand out. The plants are amazing and it is so well laid out that this is a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A chance to see all the local plants in one location. Lots of photos opportunities. An interesting boardwalk in the rain forest in the shade.... A must do if you are staying in Cairns.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very extensive garden and park area with a few walks that go up a hill that overlooks the airport. There is a cafe and info centre there. Tanks Exhibition Centre is adjacent to the gardens and worth walking to and having a look. They often have great exhibitions from local artists and they have concerts too. We always visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I spent half a day at the gardens and we could have easily stayed longer if the heat wasn't getting to us. The plants and flowers were beautiful and we enjoyed the peace and quiet while walking around. If you can't get to the rainforest I recommend coming here because they do a great job replicating it.... More 

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