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Flecker Botanic Gardens

The Flecker Botanic Gardens were created in 1886, which means that many of the large plants and trees are lush and well established. You wont believe you are so close to town while lazing in the gardens here.

There are many winding paths and open grassy areas for the kids to play hide and seek or to have a general run around while you relax on the grass admiring the tropical plants.There is an especially fun hill to roll down which the kids love. It is a gorgous place to sit and relax while the kids play. Take your own picnic, or enjoy a coffee or meal at the cafe. A word of warning - take insect repellant - mozzies like the plants too!

The extensive selection of tropical flora includes some rare plants seldom found elsewhere in the world. These include exotic species of palms, gingers, orchids, bamboos, vines, aroids and tropical fruit trees.

For those that want to learn more about the exotic plants and trees of the Cairns Botanic Gardens, free guided walks operate every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Visitors must meet at the Cairns Botanic Gardens visitor centre. Personalized, private tours are available at a cost and all inquiries should be directed to the Cairns Botanic Gardens Information Centre.


Where: Flecker Botanic Gardens, Collins Ave, Edge Hill (view map)

When: 7.30am-5.30pm (every day of the year). Visitor Centre M-F 8:30-5

Price: Free. Collection boxes in the garden for donations if you wish.

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