Cairns Botanic Gardens

Cairns Botanic Gardens: Hours, Address, Cairns Botanic Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Cairns Botanic Gardens
4.5
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
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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A magical experience
Jul 2021
to just stroll around both the botanic gardens and the adjoining flicker gardens is so beautiful and a must
Written 25 November 2021
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Leanne M
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Totally Unexpected
Nov 2021
While on our last day in Cairns waiting for the plane home we decided to check out the Botanic Gardens, really stunning we had a self guided tour which was amazing, there is soo much to do and see it was really beautiful.

There is plenty of shade and there was a really cute café to grab a something to eat and drink.
Written 25 November 2021
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Karen S
Queensland, Australia41 contributions
Amazing selection of plants
Nov 2021
What an amazing experience, and it was all free! We loved all the gardens, and the free map helped us to see almost every part of the gardens in a short amount of time. It was not even on our list of places to visit, but so glad it was recommended by a fellow traveler. A must do for anyone who loves nature, flora etc.
Written 18 November 2021
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Narell504
Mackay, Australia8 contributions
Massive Gardens
Nov 2021
Food at the cafe was great, the gardens themselves cover a very large area so make sure you have walking shoes
Written 8 November 2021
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Darren S
89 contributions
Tropical garden hideaway.
Nov 2021 • Couples
If you come from a capital city, Cairns Botanical Gardens may seem small, but the gardens are beautifully kept with shady pathways to escape the tropical sun. A short ride-share or cab fare from Cairns city, it's a nice place for peace and quiet. Cafe and a visitor centre and access to walking trails of varying fitness levels on Mt Whitfield make this attraction suitable for all ages.
Written 4 November 2021
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Donna H
23 contributions
Very beautiful gardens.
Oct 2021
The botanical gardens were very beautiful, so many gorgeous plants and walkways. Also lovely greenhouse to walk through which had an endless amount of orchids or all styles and colours.
Great coffee shop with yummy scones & jam,
Not far from city centre, you can get a bus or grab an uber.
Written 25 October 2021
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Michelle Sparrow
Ipswich, Australia3 contributions
AN ABSOLUTE MUST SEE IN CAIRNS
Oct 2021
Husband and I visited this morning and cannot recommend this place enough. The array of plants was amazing, the cleanliness of the gardens and walkways was immaculate and the layout of the gardens is user friendly with an impressive array of signage and directions. From the plants, to the conservatory, to the gift shop, to the coffee shop in Flecker Gardens, this place is an absolute credit to the Cairns City Council. It is also wheelchair and pram friendly. It cannot be easy to maintain a place of this size, but nothing is left un-noticed by the veritable army of council employees on site. It was an absolute pleasure to visit a free facility of this quality and I would say that a visit to Cairns is not complete without visiting this place.
Written 21 October 2021
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BrissieJim
Brisbane, Australia236 contributions
A must do. Be immersed in the tropics
Oct 2021
If you don't have a car, the 131 bus will deliver you to the door. The botanical gardens are beautifully laid out and have a wide variety of tropical trees and plants on shady paths.. The conservatory houses a few butterfly species as well as plants. The very modern main building houses an excellent cafe.
Written 15 October 2021
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gypsy_jane
Adelaide, Australia434 contributions
Nice gardens
Oct 2021 • Family
Great afternoon waking around gardens with family which includes teenage children. Easy walk. Take water as cafe which should have been open may not be (as was the case for us). Wear insect repellent too. Allow two hours for the experience.
Written 10 October 2021
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TanyaH290
Adelaide, Australia196 contributions
Lazy Afternoon Visit
Oct 2021 • Friends
Great place to wonder around, multiple different areas to view. Good selection of plants, lawn area, board walks. Cafe available
Bonus its free
Written 9 October 2021
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