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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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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6650
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I really enjoy this wonderful location of course I will visit again the flowers are amazing,congratulation to all the staff working here

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent some lovely time walking through the gardens - great variety, nice walks, plenty of shadow along the way. Just don't forget about mosquitos when going for the boardwalk in the evening!

Thank Leon V
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really only had time to see the tip of the iceberg and would happily go back again another time for more exploring. So many varied and interesting plants from all over the world.

Thank Lynne J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have to start by saying that I went to this to fill in time. But realised I could have stayed longer. I arrived to do the free tour and was enthralled by the information or a husband and wife qyides. They were experienced and...More

Thank Carol C C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there during August 2017. Quite a marvelous place to visit. Perfect for walking around with family and friends

Thank biotiago
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The botanic garden is really beautiful and we would defintily recommend the rainforest boardwalk. We'll come again! (There are buses to and from cairns)

Thank rebeccamirjam
Reviewed 1 week ago

10am daily very informative So much knowledge by Colin our volunteer guide! So many interesting facts regarding the trees and foliage. Well worth attending.

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is beautiful. We took the bus, and spent over 2 hours wandering around looking at the plants and enjoying the general peace and serenity.

Thank DeeDeeCee
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only went to the smaller area and it is beautiful. So lush and tropical as can be expected from Cairns. Is a little bit out of town but worth the visit.

Thank fitsam247
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are free and are beautiful. Many unique plants and flowers of many colours, shapes and heights. Great trails and benches to sit and rest and relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. I think visiting in summer (Dec-Feb) would be better as flowers...More

Thank poltor
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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

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