Cairns Botanic Gardens

The Cairns Botanic Gardens are renowned for having one of the best exhibitions in Australia of tropical plants.

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The Cairns Botanic Gardens, renowned for having one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia, is a tropical paradise where you can explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning surroundings and learn about tropical flora and horticulture.

The Gardens is divided into:

  • The Flecker Gardens
  • Gondwana Heritage Garden
  • Watkins Munro Martin Conservatory
  • Freshwater and Saltwater Lakes; and
  • Zhanjiang Friendship Gardens

The Gardens are open from 7.30am to 5.30pm every day of the year and entry is free.


The Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre will be closed from midday Christmas Eve, all day Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's DaY. The Gardens will be open every day.

We hope you have a safe and joyous festive season and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.


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