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Cairns Botanical Gardens

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1 Collins Ave, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must while visiting Cairns. There are many ways to reach this botanical garden, by bus, Segway, tour agencies, etc. I went by bus and Segway and enjoyed both, you have more flexibility going by bus but you have your own transportation going...More

Thank Francisco V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully designed and so lush. We visited when it was a grey drizzly day but it didn't spoil our visit. We grabbed an UBER from Cairns which cost $10 otherwise it would be a 60 min walk. Lovely walks and the scenery is gorgeous. We...More

Thank CharlieJake
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the enclosed butterfly areas together with the orchids and such peace and tranquility This area is well kept and cared for and it shows

Thank Oliver J
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We stopped here for about 3/4hour on a shore excursion encompassing Cairns and Palm Cove. They are beautiful gardens with some interesting plants, flowers and butterflies. It is very well laid out with signs on most of the vegetation telling you what it is and...More

Thank Belton
Reviewed 22 July 2018

What a surprise this place is! Possibly the best botanical garden we’ve visited, so good we checked out early on our last morning to give ourselves time for a second look. The immense variety of plants, foliage colours and flowers was staggering, such exuberant life...More

Thank Leon-Judy
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Having visited the Cairns botanical gardens recently I can only say that this was a disappointing visit. Having seen many others - in Adelaide, Mount Lofty, Brisbane and Kings Park in WA - this was a very poor and scruffy display. Honestly it looked like...More

Thank Monkdey
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Well set out, beautiful plants, huge trees, lovely paths, helpful staff at info & cafe area. Section covering the history of our planet was so well done, easy to walk and such helpful signage. A wonderful boardwalk. Thoroughly good day.

Thank BarbaraCarolyn
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place to spend a few hours. The Tank markets on Sunday were an added bonus. The magnitude of the trees, palms and understory plants were a joy with many flowering heliconias. The hot houses displayed orchids , ferns and anthuriums and...More

Thank Mumjudy
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We travelled from Cairns City centre on the 131 bus. It cost 5.60 AusD. There is no charge to go into the gardens, but there are donation boxes. The gardens are on both sides of Collins Ave. On one side is a visitor centre, two...More

Thank Lindagreenacre
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We had just a day in Cairns between Uluru and the Whitsundays and,not wanting to go on a big tour, found good reviews of these gardens. They were wonderful. Beautiful and interesting plants in the Frecker Garden with a useful trail map to point out...More

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