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Muddy's Playground
#1 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
While the kids play happily in the water park and adventure playground, you can join the fun or have a coffee or cold drink and watch them close by in the shaded eating area, great location and friendly staff, tha...
Lovely water park with fountains and playground with a great variety of equipment for all ages which extends over a big distance.
Cairns Botanic Gardens
#2 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Easy to reach with public transport, the botanic gardens are the jewel in a fantastic enclave of parks, gardens, lakes and rainforest hiking trails featuring local and exotic tropical plants and the various animal...
So lucky to have this at their fingertips in cairns as it has botanic gardens with rainforest, bamboo, lakes, herb gardens, indigenous plants...and hiking trails adjoining make this a must for any fitness / nature...
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Behana Gorge Waterfall
#3 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
The walk to the falls is several kilometres going up so give yourself several hours of visiting time so you can get to the falls and relax for a while before returning to the car park.
Get back to nature and take a easily carried picnic with you.
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Atherton Tablelands
#4 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
... Beautiful.. Lovely people.. We found a Japanese Weaving Saori Course in Yungaburra and ended up weaving a scarf each.. Awesome.. Stayed at Big 4 Woodlands Caravan Park.. Nicely appointed cabins and landscape..
Kuranda has wildlife parks including Koala Gardens, the Butterfly Sanctuary and the Reptile House, all of which are very well presented, informative and get you right up close and personal with a range of animals.
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Josephine Falls
#5 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Stunning nature, cool waters and refreshing waterfalls.
It is an interesting drive to Wooroonooran National Park as you pass Queenslands tallest mountain, Bartle Frere.
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Esplanade Boardwalk
#6 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
The esplanade has something for everyone - massive, beautifully clean swimming lagoon with sandy beach, children's playgrounds, separate children's water park, boule, beach volleyball, world class skate/board/bike...
The Cairns Esplanade is a seaside park that offers great running and jogging, free barbecue and cooking places (cleaned by the city!), wonderful plants and perfectly relaxed atmosphere both during the day and in n...
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Michaelmas Cay
#7 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
For the nature lover spend time in hatchling season and you will see juvenile black tip reef sharks patrolling the shoreline for chicks wondering too far into the water.
Michaelmas Cay is a National Park and is recognized as one of the most important seabird nesting sights in the Great Barrier Reef.
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Cairns Aquarium
#8 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Our 3 and 5 year old were mesmerized with all the displays, and the gentle education nature of the signage meant they picked up fun facts without feeling 'schooled' The surprise at the end could keep you captivate...
If you can get a spot outside Munro Park it is only a very short walk to the Aquarium.
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Cairns Botanical Gardens Cairns Region 3.1 km away
#14 of 43 Nature & Parks in Cairns Region
Great for photographers, families and picnics, those wanting lunch at 2 great eateries, those who want to explore and learn about nature or just those who would like a leisurely stroll.
The botantical gardens has truely been a great place to go on a regular basis to relax, enjoy nature and to exercise!
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Red Arrow Walk Edge Hill 3.5 km away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Edge Hill
Stretch your legs in nature
Sometimes finding a car park can be the first challenge,depends on the time of day.There is a lot of steps,so I wouldn't recommend it for anyone that has bad knees,back etc.There is a place where a lot of people l...
Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens Edge Hill 3.1 km away
#2 of 2 Nature & Parks in Edge Hill
Great walking opportunities at a relaxed pace but make sure you get a map of the park first to prevent anxieties as to where you are.
What a fantastic park for young children to visit, have a picnic lunch and enjoy the 24 things to do and discover.
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Figtree Playground
#9 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Good for sunny day - big trees will give you a shelter and it is amazing to watch big bats and birds - pure nature in the city!
Underneath the park there is a lovely grassed area, seating and plenty of space for a picnic, parents get up there because there is a beautiful view of the harbour and surrounds.
Nudey Beach
#10 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Munro Martin Parklands
#11 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
We come here to see the "World famous Royal Scot Dragoon Guard Pipes and Drums" and it was absolutely AMAZING!! Enjoyed every second of it but back to the park, it's the best thing the council could have done, sho...
Council did a great job with the Park lots of space to walk, beautiful trees, huge grassy area, vine covering pergolas sometimes entertainment on a stage At night time it looks amazing with all the lights The Park...
Copperlode Dam
#12 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
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Goomboora Park Adventure Playground
#13 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Clean amenities, barbeques, a state of the ark, new play area, a dog exercise portion, trails through the rain forest, large trees to explore and experience the rainforest, this park has everything.
Freshwater creek runs around the border of the park and offers loads of safe swimming spots.
Anzac Park
#14 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
This park includes a marble tribute to Dr Koch; a prominent Cairnsite in the early days, as well as tributes to sailors, soldiers, airmen and nursing officers.
Cairns center by the sea and inside has great parks, this one is one of them.
Green Arrow Walk
#15 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
A must do if you want exercise, don't want to travel too far to get to it and love being immersed in nature.
Crystal Cascades Redlynch 8.1 km away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Redlynch
Immerse yourself amongst the rocks the stream flowing by your feet and take in your beautiful surroundings and listen to the sounds of nature.
It was 25 minute drive from Cairns and a 15 min walk from the car park along a sealed road (in thongs and with a 10 yr old child)... Well worth the small effort for the opportunity to swim in a watering hole by a...
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ZOO TO YOU HQ - Discovery Centre
#16 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
The Blue Arrow Circuit
#17 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Stoney Creek Trail
#18 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
The park comprises a sparkling mountain creek as it cascades through the rainforest over waterfalls and rapids.
Yellow Arrow Walk
#19 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Smithfield Mountain Bike Park
#20 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Catch a Barra
#21 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Gillies Range
#22 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Stoney Creek Falls
#23 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns
The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk Aeroglen 4.0 km away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Aeroglen
There are two boardwalks of different lengths that start at the car park.
Mount Bartle Frere Atherton 5.2 km away
#5 of 6 Nature & Parks in Atherton
Josephine Falls car park to Bartle Frere summit hike.
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Flying Foxes
#24 of 24 Nature & Parks in Cairns