Cairns Botanic Gardens
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.
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.
The Cairns Botanic Garden can be found on Collins Avenue, Edge Hill.
What’s on nearby
Arts & Culture1 Feb - 5 Dec 2020
Gordonvale Cottage Markets
Held in the heart of sugar farming township of Gordonvale, the Gordonvale Cottage Markets are a must-do item to add to your itinerary.View event
Arts & Culture6 Mar - 14 Jun 2020
Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly SeriesView event
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Starry Night CinemaView event
Sports20 June 2020
Gordonvale Sugar Solstice Country FairView event
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Cairns to Karumba Bike RideView event