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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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64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6650
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed a lovely walk around these gardens and the butterfly enclosure was a bonus. Only thing missing was placards to tell you what a lot of the trees and plants were? I had an enquiry at the info centre and the lady could not...More

Thank Helena B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. You could easily spend a whole day here. Easy to access if you dont have a car-number 131 bus from the centre of Cairns.

Thank cannybairn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rather small, went alone and expected more. Could have had my expectations set to high, nice, but wanted more. Can see it all very quickly. Would be better with some company to stroll and chit chat through. The mountain hike near by was pretty nice.

Thank Dexter S
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you enjoy gardens this is definitely worth a visit. Hired bikes from town and rode out which was fun!

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great gardens. Don't miss the butterfly enclosure. Lovely lady in the information centre and good coffee in the cafe adjacent.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of Australia's largest botanic gardens, and has quality to match it's size. Several visits of several hours would be necessary to see even half of it. The café is also good, serving drinks of all kinds, and good cakes, muffins and scones....More

Thank lgplswift
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 4 hours here & had a wonderful time. Impressed with all the beautiful nature. Tanks were impressive, great idea for a venue & exhibitions. Did the Red Arrow Walk up Mt Whitfield. Enjoyed the Rainforest Boardwalk. Plus good choice of meals & drinks in...More

Thank IslandMichele007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well laid out and sign posted with a huge array of tropical plants from multiple countries. Tank gallery next door is a must visit.

Thank GreyJW
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Cairns Botanical Gardens for most of a day and managed to see most off it. It was easy to drive to and parking was easy to find. We had previously driven around it on a market day and there was a lot...More

Thank haggisandco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Any one who has the vaguest interest in plants, forests, unusual plants can easily spend a day or more. Kiosk / cafe with clean toilet facilities, virtually in the town area. Great place on a hot day.

Thank Noel H
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Are there wheelchairs to use/ hire?? I would like to see the gardens, but have a friend that can't walk far. Thanks
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
Hi, would a half day (approx 4 hours) be enough to walk through& fully experience the gardens? Thanks
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
Hello. Does the Cairns Botanic Gardens have a cafe or restaurant? Thank you.
21 June 2016|
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Response from EsplanadeLagoon | Property representative |
Yes there is a cafe on site - The Botanic Gardens Cafe/Restaurant is open 7am - 4:30pm daily. Thanks