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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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  • Average5%
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64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6650
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

the gardens are lovely but the mosquitoes are ridiculous. tried and failed to do a geocaching activity due to lack of preparedness re insects.

Thank RMJI
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have already been to the reef and have a few hours to spare, a visit to this tropical paradise is well worth it. We spent 3 hours in the aboriginal section and on the boardwalks in the main garden. You can't see any...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a great place to walk around for a few hours. Lovely feature with the butterflies in the Atrium. The cafe provides snacks, cakes and coffee.

Thank ael l
Reviewed 3 days ago

A big thank you to Regional Council of Cairns. What a gem, these gardens are. It is a place, that will not disappoint any gardener. We did all the walks in the areas. Absolutely super day out

Thank ronz01
Reviewed 4 days ago

We started off our walk Early as we knew it was going to be warm ... Gardens are Beautiful and very well kept there is walkways all around which is handy Few mosquitos about Take bottle of Water & Nibblies to eat Excellent day out

Thank RITAMAYAustraliaNSW
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always worth visiting .... it’s free and very relaxing. A wonderful array of plants and walks to go on. Nice restaurant also.

Thank Mummygirl58
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit excellent range of plants and trees. Beautiful layout walking trails and excellent signage. Learn a lot about wet tropics plants.

Thank E6824KLrobertr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The botanical gardens is located in Edgehill next to Tanks Art Gallery. It’s a nice spot to enjoy a stroll. We went when the rare flower was blooming. We were also lucky enough to see an echidna cruising around. There is also a nice cafe...More

1  Thank Kazbar1981
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place to wander around for a few hours. The atrium with the Orchids and butterflies is great. Theres also a café which serves very good coffee. Breakfast and cakes here are always nice. Don't forget the bug spray!

Thank Niki I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the Botanic Gardens. There were venders everywhere. Not sure if this is a common thing. There was entertainment. The rainforest was great and it was free. Had a great day here

Thank ruby j
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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