Cairns Botanic Gardens

Conserving and preserving the world's plant species

Collins Avenue in Edgehill would have to be the most beautiful street to drive along in North Queensland, with magnificent tropical gardens brimming from both sides of the road and providing the most spectacular canopy.

To fully appreciate the diversity and beauty of tropical foliage and vegetation, the Cairns Botanic Gardens should be a priority for every visitor to Far North Queensland.

The Cairns Botanic Gardens encompasses many different botanical areas and themes -

  • Rainforest Boardwalk
  • Mt Whitfield Conservation Park
  • Flecker Gardens
  • Centenary Lakes
  • Tanks Arts Centre
  • Botanic Gardens Restaurant
  • Visitor Centre and Giftshop
  • Audio Tours
  • Interpretive displays
  • Visitor Centre Cafe


Free guided walks of the Botanic Gardens are recommended - Check with the Visitor Centre for times.
Free guided bird walks are each Tuesday at 8.30am.  Meet at the Visitor Centre. (Check with Visitor Centre for details or time changes.)

OPEN DAILY 7.30am - 5pm
Collins Avenue, Edgehill, Cairns, Queensland 4870

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