Queensland Holidays - The Official Tourism Site for Queensland

Things To See and Do

Flecker Botanic Gardens
Edge Hill, Cairns Area

Free Entry - Entry Information

07 4044 3398


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

Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • 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


  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Walking

Other Information

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.

Other 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

Map Legend / Show on Map

Accommodation Map Marker
Attraction Map Marker
Tour Map Marker
Restaurant Map Marker
Events Map Marker
Hire Map Marker
Transport Map Marker
Places To Visit Map Marker
Visitor Info Centres/ Airports Map Marker

These icons indicate multiple items in the same area. Click icon to zoom in for more detail.
up to 10 items
10 - 100 items
100 + items

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

Contact Details

07 4044 3398


* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator . All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

International Visitors - Choose your Country/Region:
International Visitors - Choose your Country/Region China France Deutschland Hong Kong India Italia Japan Korea Malaysia Middle East New Zealand Singapore Taiwan United Kingdom United States

Bookmark and Share     © 2015 Tourism and Events Queensland

Tourism and Events Queensland | Queensland Government