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Cairns Botanic Gardens

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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...more
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64 Collins Ave, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6650
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Reviewed yesterday

It's incredible how many species of mature trees this garden has from around the world. The folks who created/planted this place long ago really knew what they were doing.

Thank picobaba
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Apparently September is the best time to see the Ginger in full bloom, but October was pretty good as well. Free entry! .. and it's definitely worth talking to the staff in the information centre - a wealth of information, and there is the biggest...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent a very enjoyable day at the Cairns Botanic Garden, wonderful plantings, lots of different areas to explore, interesting wildlife. Good cafe and information centre.

Thank amgmw
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of shade on a hot day. Very relaxing to walk around with plenty to see. Gardens are divided A cafe is onsite.

Thank the-mains069
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a tasty sunday brunch, - good eggs benedict and great bloody mary's -- but it was spoiled by annoyingly bad service even though the place wasn't crowded. Far from keeping an eye out for customers needing service, the staff staff moved among the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the botanical gardens in Cairns :) As a local this is a beautiful garden to go for a wonder around in!

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to relax and explore with so... many tropical plants. We learnt a lot about the tiny native Australian Bees and spent a long time in the "orchid house" enjoying the wonderful display of beautiful flowers.

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So beautiful and definitely worth a walk around. We took 3 whinging teenagers with us and they even stopped whinging and enjoyed themselves.

Thank danielleandcallan
Reviewed 1 week ago

been there two times now and still so much I have not seen yet. the board walk through the rainforest was nice as well as looking through the butterfly house. they do a fantastic job of keeping it neat and tidy and the best thing...More

Thank johnfwool
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful day trip to a location that is peaceful and full of "oohs and ahhs " The people that look after this place must be so dedicated and caring for the area saw many butterflies and birds..Definitely worth a repeat visit

Thank Oliver J
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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