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Flecker Botanic Gardens
Map of Flecker Botanic Gardens
Collins Avenue
Edge Hill
Queensland 4870 Australia

Flecker Botanic Gardens
Edge Hill, Cairns Area

Free Entry

07 4044 3398
gardens@cairns.qld.gov.au

Description

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.

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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.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
    Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre

Activities

  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • Walking
    Walking

Open Times

Note: Opening times 0730 to 1730 Monday to Friday. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays are 0830 to 1730. Restaurant opens 0830 to 1630 every day.

Other Information

Children:
Daily public walk is free for children. School groups catered for, booking essential.

Disabled:
Parking, wheelchair, toilets available to suit guests with a disability. Map available showing suitable tracks.

Entity Facilities

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


Free Entry


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