Botanical Gardens, Cairns

4.6
#2 of 12 in Parks in Cairns
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. Make Botanical Gardens a part of your Cairns vacation plans using our Cairns trip generator.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Certainly an excellent garden, however did leave feeling that it was lacking something . Possibly could have a larger range of plants , lakes, or children's area would help polish it off in my opinion...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We had a wedding near the botanical gardens. And so we decided to go for a walk through them to fill in time. The paths where unkept and the gardens not anything you wouldn't see just driving around. ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    A hidden gem. Well worth the visit. Lots of walks and amazing plant varieties. Extremely peaceful and even if it were busy there are plenty of places to wander to in order to experience peace and quie...  more »

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