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Cairns Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1 Collins Ave, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Tropical Gardens

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Beautiful Tropical Gardens

The local bus service runs from the city centre in Cairns to the Botanical Gardens. Pick up a map from the information centre before setting out on your walk. Beautiful tropical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The local bus service runs from the city centre in Cairns to the Botanical Gardens. Pick up a map from the information centre before setting out on your walk. Beautiful tropical gardens with sweeping lawns, plenty of places to sit and relax. The conservatory has many exotic plants hanging in numerous hanging baskets including giant fly catchers. There is a... More 

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Fort St John
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I walked from my hotel near the esplanade and caught the bus back. Nice cafe and visitor centre. Lovely walks and an overwhelming number of tropical plants. The orchid conservatory that also houses butterflies was a highlight

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Thank paulori
cairns
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic morning at the botanical gardens in Cairns with the kids!!! A great fun activity in a beautiful environment, the gardens are just stunning... we picked up a free Flecker Gardens self guided walk brochure from Cairns Discount Tours Tourist Information Centre, who were very informative about free things to do in Cairns!!!! Don't miss the orchid house!😄🌺🌺🌺

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Thank Christine Brous... M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

One of the nicest botanical gardens I have been. Though not many flowers, there were lots of trees and even an elevated walk through the rainforest. Very neat place to visit if you are in Cairns.

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Thank travellingbeebee
Dubbo, Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

There are some nice walks with good views when you get up the top. There were a lot of stairs but it was worth the walk

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Thank Sharport67
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This place is amazing. Beautiful, exotic plants, relaxing. Shady places with benches, lots of walkways Cafe`s, easy parking love that place Gates will be locked at 5 pm

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Thank hhx2_12
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Just loved the botanical garden. Spent half the day here, had a delicious lunch at, I think it's called Wild Bean cafe. The gardens are so well laid out, really large and very interesting. Fantastic flowering plants. If you go to the boardwalk, bring mosquito repellent.

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Thank holly g
Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you are a lover of gardens and exotic plants then this is the place for you. Allow at least a couple of hours to casually stroll though the almost endless paths linking very different planting varieties. The conservatory is a must where you can get up close and personal with a wide range of tropical plants and a wide... More 

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Steal away some time to walk through the gardens and smell the roses (well look at the plants) and wildlife. Lots of walkways and situated in a great village like suburb of Edge Hill. take a picnic or head to a local cafe for a bite to eat

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Thank Sandi B
Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Probably the best botanical garden we have ever seen, and as a bonus, it was absolutely free. I wish we had all day here, we had a plane to catch and only had a couple hours.

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