Welcome to Cairns Botanic Gardens, the only wet tropic botanic gardens in Australia. At Cairns Botanic Gardens, the collections reflect their tropical diversity, with plants from the steamy jungles of South East Asia, South America and Africa easily adapting to the warm, wet climate of Cairns. These gardens have a fairytale-like feel for many plant collectors, with the most outstanding flowering and foliage plants arranged in natural landscape style.
Situated on Collins Avenue only four kilometres from the Cairns City Centre, the gardens comprise of three main areas:
Cairns Botanic Gardens – main botanic collection, Orchid House, The Fernery and aboriginal Plant Use Garden. There is also the award winning Botanic Gardens Restaurant Cafe open for breakfast and lunch.
Centenary Lakes – has the wonderful rainforest boardwalk, Amazon Pond Lilies, native fruit trees, ample bird life, Freshwater Lake and Saltwater Lake with the occasional crocodile siting.
Mount Whitfield Conservation Park – the famous red and blue arrow hiking tracks with stunning views over Cairns and Trinity Inlet, where you can spot the occasional scrub turkey and orange footed scrub hen.
The Cairns Botanic Gardens can be found on Collins Avenue, Edge Hill.