Cairns Botanic Gardens ticks all the boxes for a wonderful day out if you are looking for to things to do in Cairns. Better yet, admission is free, so if you’re also looking for a day out with the kids, you don’t have to spend a dime!
Renowned for its reputation as having a superior exhibition of tropical plants, Cairns Botanic Gardens is comprised of beautiful lakes and ponds, board walks, walking tracks and several gardens that are sure to please even the fussiest of amateur botanists living in Cairns, or visiting Cairns. The walking tracks in particular are a great way to get around the park, with some lasting hours. You can join the free guided walks which operate Monday – Friday at 10:00 am.
If you haven’t packed lunch you can grab a bite to eat at the cafe / restaurant which is located at Flecker Garden, or if you feel like a bit of education, check out the interactive displays at the Visitors Centre or the Aboriginal Plant Use Gardens.
Cairns Botanic Gardens is located in the heart of Cairns, so if you’re in town it’s only a short walk. Bus services also make runs that drop you off right outside. The gardens are also available for wedding and venue hire, of which you can make enquiries through the Visitor Information Centre.
Tips and Tricks
Just remember to take some bug repellent as you may come across some mosquitoes on a damp or humid day.
Make sure you have water, the last thing you want is to get dehydrated.
Some walking tracks can be steep, so pick the ones best suited for you.
If you don’t mind the rain, the rainforest walks are spectacular with a bit of a downpour.
Pack that camera. You can get some spectacular shots.
So, as one of the most visually beautiful Cairns attractions, be sure to check it out. Stunningl gardens, relaxing atmosphere and one of the better free things things to do in Cairns, especially as something to do in Cairns with kids. Enjoy!