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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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Hours Today: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6650
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are in Cairns and want to do a smaller hiking trip, you can walk the red or the blue arrow hiking trail, that start in the botanical gardens. The botanical garden itself is very beautiful as well, as you can see a lot...More

Thank Elisabeth S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Has to be one of Cairns best free attractions, a nice place to go for a relaxing walk in nice surroundings.

Thank FNQld
Reviewed 3 days ago

These are lovely gardens, but if the weather had been kinder to us we would have enjoyed it more. From opposite the Visitor Centre we walked through to Centennial Lakes which were very attractive.

Thank Dabblings
Reviewed 4 days ago

Go to the visitors centre first where the staff show you what's on offer. It is a big site and it's hot so a plan is good. We went early to avoid the 30+ degree temperatures and the collection of plants is fantastic

Thank Mick R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there in the afternoon, after 5pm. The lighting is good and not so hot as compared with noon time. However, please bring a mosquito repellent with long sleeves shirt and pant.

Thank Jason1328
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW, everything is so much bigger in the tropics, the plants so spectacular, the butterflies just beautiful, the gardens beautiful. Take a relaxed stroll where ever you like it is all fantastic.

Thank dotcomjohn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens with quite extensive tropical plants and gardens. A great way to relax, unwind and get back to nature. And its free!

Thank brucehillier444
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent overview of rainforests and great place to learn about flora and fauna of the area. Also amazing hiking trails for all ability levels behind the gardens. The staff at the visitor center is very helpful and provide free maps.

1  Thank CKScubalife
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful tropical botanical garden in the heart of the city. Road leading to the garden is full of tropical plants which enhances teh beauty of the gardens.

1  Thank HGC_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are fantastic. A great place to visit with the canopy creating a cool and shaded escape from the intense summer heat.

Thank Jellena D
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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