Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Cairns

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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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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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  • A short drive from Cairns will bring you to the Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. WALKING TRACKS Easy to walk and bicycle tracks throughout the parklands. Tip Wear closed shoes as little stones get cau...  more »
  • Centenary Lakes is a good place for a picnic, lie in the shade and read a good or have a BBQ. Plenty of shade and parking and so close to the city and many suburbs.  more »
  • Went for a wonderful stroll around the gardens. Wow what a place to visit. It is a must when in Cairns peaceful full of tropical plants.  more »