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Cairns Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1 Collins Ave, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4044 3398
07:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:30

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming in to the cafes and to see the butterflys was great fun... Wish I could have stayed in Cairns longer!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Butterflies in the Conservatory (tropical area) where just lovely and the orchid were so pretty. A lovely botanical gardens with good information. Cafe at the visitors center served nice food, limited and a little expensive. We walked from the center of Cairns, it was quite a way, but was well signposted along the boardwalk and then we missed the... More 

Thank L_Robbo25
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A pleasant way to spend a couple hours if you have some extra time in Cairns. Take a taxi or 131 bus from town because it's a little too far to walk. Tropical plants, trails, and ponds with waterfowl. There's also a really nice screened in conservatory with butterflies. It's officially called Fletcher Botanical Gardens. I notice there are also... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The gardens are relatively small which is great because you can spend a morning or an afternoon wandering through the delightfully cool tree lined walkways and know that you haven't missed anything. A small creek through the centre of the gardens runs during the wet summer months. After the early morning rain, droplets of water sparkle like diamonds in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Just a beautiful interesting place to visit to see tropical plants and butterflies. Cafe ok but serves usual Nth Qld type coffee -- I.e. Slow to arrive, weak and too much milk!! Art places closed for some reason. Be sure to visit the netted greenhouse.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit , particularly as so easy to access Have a cafe & lots of boardwalk,tracks Recommended to any cairns visitors

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The Cairns Botanical Gardens is down the street from the other major botanic garden in the city but that’s okay because you can do both in one go. Lots of tropical plants, good walking paths, and the staff are great too plus the place is very well kept. Perfect place for a picnic.

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Point Cook, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We enjoyed a lovely morning walking the Cairns Botanical Gardens, so many flowering tropical plants to see and the beautiful butterflies and orchards to enjoy. Great plant & butterfly photography opportunities around the many tropical plants from around the world in the gardens. Plenty of seats around the pathways to just sit back and enjoy the garden, birds and butterflies... More 

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