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Cairns Botanic Gardens

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Address: 64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4032 6650
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07:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:30
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The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore...

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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The Cairns Botanical Gardens have a great range of native plants, trees and flowers. It is kept in a very good condition and remarkedly clean of rubbish. The local birds add a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cairns Botanical Gardens have a great range of native plants, trees and flowers. It is kept in a very good condition and remarkedly clean of rubbish. The local birds add a great touch to the visit. Do not visit without protective sun screen

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Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

These gardens are a sight to behold. The variety of plants trees flowers is unbeatable!!! We didn't quite get to see the whole setting but managed to spend 3 hours before having lunch in the gardens cafe. I took so many photos of the beautiful orchards that they have and all the unusual blooms outside which are natural to far... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely walk on a not so hot day. If you are lucky to get there at the right time of year, a certain part of the garden has Lychee, Mango, Jackfruit, Breadfruit trees among many others and a local told us when asked that there were no laws about picking the fruit, so we did. There were also fruit... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is worth a visit! The variety of plants and flowers is amazing, plus it is lovely walk to get there.

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Yorkeys Knob, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just love the Cairns Botanic Gardens and they are a must do when in Cairns. The area is huge so allow plenty of time. Many large trees offer shade and plenty of rolling green grassed areas allowing plenty of running and playing space for children. The Tanks area in the gardens has to be seen to be believed. It is... More 

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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A visit to the markets and gardens .. very well attended and unique plantings .. bonus markets in place on the day

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Too much to take in in one visit - but take your walking shoes, there are walks with varying levels of effort required, some with lots of stairs, others more sedate.

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this had to be one of the best botanic gardens I have been to. the rare flowers were beautiful with butterflies all around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place to spent a few hours liking at the plants of the rain forest and some of the special butterflies of the area

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice garden, a good place to take a walk and relax. Cairns is a small town but got lots places to visit and eat and drink, got very good restaurants, on the whole is a place worth to visit.

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