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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. Make Botanical Gardens a part of your Cairns vacation plans using our Cairns trip generator.
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Though Cairns seems to offer an endless selection of cozy rooms, most budget-friendly options remain fully booked through the high season, stretching from June to September. Reserve early if you want a hotel room packed with amenities, or look for alternative lodgings in the city's smaller inns. As the backpacker capital of northern Queensland, Cairns features dozens of economical hostels providing comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. For something far more luxurious, look for centrally located rental apartments with spacious rooms and harbor views.
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  • We didn't have a lot of time to spend here, but we really enjoyed the parts of the garden that we saw. It's worth a visit if you are in the area.  more »
  • Even though it was raining on the day we visited it was everything we could wish for. Map provided was easy to follow. Beautiful tropical surroundings. Easy access for all. Loved the butterfly enclosu...  more »
  • Lush and beautiful colours abound, with paths to follow through the vegetation to different areas of the garden. Enjoyed the boardwalk opposite as well. About 5-10 minute drive out of town towards the...  more »