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It makes sense to learn about tropical plants while you're in the tropics, so head to Botanical Gardens to discover the flora of the warm, wet regions of Australia and elsewhere. Discover how Aborigines use plants for food, medicine, and clothing. Check out the collection of towering bamboo, or bird-watch around the lake. Take a stroll on the Rainforest Boardwalk to transport yourself to coastal Cairns before human settlement. A visit to Botanical Gardens represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cairns trip site to plot your vacation.
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Botanical Gardens reviews
A lovely, free to visit, park a few miles from the Marina. We took an Uber to the Botanical Gardens. You can see most of the gardens in about 1-2 hours, walking at a leisurely pace. Plan on...
A lovely, free to visit, park a few miles from the Marina. We took an Uber to the Botanical Gardens. You can see most of the gardens in about 1-2 hours, walking at a leisurely pace. Plan on... more »
Free admission, a short bus ride from the centre of Cairns. Two parts to the gardens, separated by a busy road. The lower part is a board walk through a rain forest, indigenous to the Cairns area..... more
Free admission, a short bus ride from the centre of Cairns. Two parts to the gardens, separated by a busy road. The lower part is a board walk through a rain forest, indigenous to the Cairns area..... more »
Great way to spend half a day, good walks, good cafe and interesting environment. Best of all it is free and a two dollar bus ride to reach so a bargain!
Great way to spend half a day, good walks, good cafe and interesting environment. Best of all it is free and a two dollar bus ride to reach so a bargain! more »
Very impressive. Exceptional staff, friendly and very helpful. The gardens are very well maintained and easy to walk around with plenty of well defined paths. Lots of signs indicating plant types. Cafe is great, set in amazing location, very peaceful with lots of room. Highly recommended.
On Collins Avenue between Edge Hill and Sheridan Street. A free entry park with plenty of free parking and many ♿️ wheelchair parks. Open 7 days a week from 07:30 to 17:30 with a restaurant and Cafe both open 07:00 to 16:30. This is a beautiful gardens to visit. There are water fountains stationed around the park and plenty of benches to rest at. Suggest you carry a water bottle, insect repellent during the wetter months and wear a good broad brim hat. You could easily spend an hour or two here.
Very beautiful gardens! My wife and I did a macro photography tour around the gardens and saw a ton of cool little bugs and creatures as well as beautiful plants. It was not crowded when we were but it was a weekday morning. Definitely worth a visit.
What a beautiful garden to visit just a short drive from the city.This has to be one of the best botanical Gardens by far with so many different types tropical plants which I've never seen before. The walkways are pathed making it easily accessible by many. The on-site Cafe has a great menu selection for a quick snack of coffee.Highly recommend visiting this Garden.
4.5 ⭐️ Absolutely beautiful! Could easily spend half a day to a whole day just wandering through this place. The cafe also has some nice options on the menu though not everything is that good. The scones are yummy. There are other attractions to see at the garden too, if you go during their opening hours.
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