Botanical Gardens, Cairns

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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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  • These are lovely gardens, but if the weather had been kinder to us we would have enjoyed it more. From opposite the Visitor Centre we walked through to Centennial Lakes which were very attractive.  more »
  • Go to the visitors centre first where the staff show you what's on offer. It is a big site and it's hot so a plan is good. We went early to avoid the 30+ degree temperatures and the collection of plan...  more »
  • We went there in the afternoon, after 5pm. The lighting is good and not so hot as compared with noon time. However, please bring a mosquito repellent with long sleeves shirt and pant.  more »

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