Welcome to Flecker Botanic Gardens, the only wet tropic botanic gardens in Australia. At Flecker 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.... more
Situated on Collins Avenue only four kilometres from the Cairns City Centre, the gardens comprise of three main areas;
Flecker 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.... less
Daily public walk is free for children. School groups catered for, booking essential.
Parking, wheelchair, toilets available to suit guests with a disability. Map available showing suitable tracks.
Tropical Al Fresco licensed open air dining with light meals under AUD15.00. Morning and afternoon teas also available. They can cater for groups, evening functions or weddings by arrangement - group bookings are essential.
How To Get There
From the city centre, travel four kilometres north on Sheridan Street (Captain Cook Highway). Sign post indicate turnings to the left to Centenary Lakes on Greenslope Street and Flecker Botanic Gardens on Collins Avenue
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