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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
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Reviewed today via mobile

Have been here several times and it never disappoints. Its only a very small garden but so enjoyable to stroll around with a tiny coffee shop in it. Parking is very easy around the streets for free

Thank KimB346
Reviewed today

The variety of plants and ecosystems are really good but for us the highlight was the conservatory with the carnivorous plants, orchids, butterflies and other special plants.We also thought the water tanks turned into stages and theatres were really well done.

Thank Murri77
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cairns Botanical gardens are definitely worth a visit if you have the time. Do both sides of the gardens. One side has a boardwalk through ferns & pandanas. Walk all over he way through to the lake. Tropical & very nice. There are also a...More

Thank margaretannmay
Reviewed 4 days ago

Immerse yourself in another world of beauty - natures glory of greens tall and small. The conservatorium has many butterflies cruising around,delighting people as they occasionally land for a close up view.

Thank Caz C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved this spot with its walks and well presented gardens and displays. It is great for all people with easy access for all.

Thank nadyjay
Reviewed 4 days ago

We only had a short time to visit before leaving Cairns, and wish we had scheduled more time. From what we saw it was one of the most impressive, beautiful, lush, tropical gardens we have ever visited. I literally gasped at the amazing flora. It...More

Thank karin_thomas6
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely garden to wander round tho beware of mosquitoes! There is a saltwater lake and a freshwater lake to wander round. Also a park area for kids and lots of places to stop for picnics

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 5 days ago

So close to Cairns CBD and free to boot. Meadering through the rainforest was a relaxing pleasure. The flora and fauna so diverse from what we see in Adelaide. The butterfly house was beautiful. The on site cafe had great coffee and there were plenty...More

Thank ngostling1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took my mum there as she had been told how beautiful it is. Very pleasant and enjoyable . Would recommend to anyone. The cage is good as well

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a garden junkie and always seek out public gardens in a new place. Some have a disappointing amount of grass, requiring long stretches of walking between each bit of garden. Not the case at Cairns Botanic Gardens! Every step takes you past or...More

Thank Lesley I
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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