Queens Gardens Townsville, North Ward

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Loosely divided into a formal rose garden, two hedge mazes, a rain forest walk, and a small aviary, Queens Gardens Townsville is a heritage-listed botanical garden at the base of Castle Hill. Established in 1870, the park was originally meant to be an important part of the city’s long-term plans for the development of the food and farming industry, with extensive plantings of hoop pines and black beans. Some of this original vegetation still grows inside the gardens today, representing some of the oldest cultivated plants in Australia. Extensively redesigned in the 1950s to meet the city’s growing need for more recreational green zones, the park includes sheltered picnic areas, public toilet facilities, and plenty of parking. Use our Townsville vacation builder to arrange your visit to Queens Gardens Townsville and other attractions in Townsville.
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  • A very pleasant walk in a well set out garden, sadly the aviary advertised was closed and mosquitoes abounded but still worth the visit. I particularly enjoyed looking at the variety of cacti.  more »
  • A good opportunity to destress and let go of the workday by taking a walk around the gardens and slowing down for an short time. Sit and listen to the birds.  more »
  • Not far from our accommodation so came here to stroll through these beautiful gardens. The colours were amazing and some of the various trees are not found in my hometown. A very relaxing walk.  more »