Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Cairns

(4.2/5 based on 150+ 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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  • Used to be even better before they prettied it up with a Chinese Pagoda thingy in the lake. Still lovely though for the birds and the trees. 
  • We visited the lake on the way back from Port Douglas. The lakes and surrounding gardens are very beautiful. There are boardwalks towards botanical gardens. We did not stay long because mozzies were s...  more »
  • We were amazed by the plants here. We have the same plants in Western Australia, but these are all so much bigger. A tranquil setting to chill out and wander the various themed gardens. Very informati...  more »