Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Cairns
(4.2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Walk on the long timber boardwalk through the rainforest and mangroves at the exotic wilderness park Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. Have a picnic by the freshwater lake surrounded by a grassy park. Over 130 species of birds live in the pristine tropical landscape, and orchid and water lilies abound. The swampy forest hides a saltwater lake with diverse wildlife. You might even catch sight of a crocodile lurking beneath the lake’s surface. Using our custom trip planner, Cairns attractions like Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Well worth taking the time to learn about what grows in the tropics. Great walking opportunities at a relaxed pace but make sure you get a map of the park first to prevent anxieties as to where you ar...  more »
  • Nice area at the edge of the city, manageable and not too big. Well laid out. You do not feel as being in the city at all. Lovely place! 
  • A very tranquill and beautiful place, free to visit and also lots of picnic bences and can use the local bus or the local taxi to travel to this gardens. Lots of walks and different gardens to explore...  more »