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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  • Great walks in here, it is also where the red and blue arrows are located for more intense exercise if wanted. They have a number of different gardens to explore with different themes such as the Chin...  more »
  • There is such a special peace here. I really enjoyed the lovely neat, well-kept pathways and gardens. There were quite a few beautiful butterflies flying around us as we walked and that made it extra ...  more »
  • Different to many of the other botanic gardens in other parts of Australia as it has a real tropical feel to it.  more »

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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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