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Cairns Botanic Gardens Tours

Cairns Botanic Gardens
Travelers in search of a tropical paradise need look no further than Cairns Botanic Gardens. This horticultural wonderland is home to more than 4,000 different species of flora from around the world. Clearly printed labels and informational brochures make it easy for every visitor to become an expert.

The lush grounds of this popular destination are ripe with thick ferns and brilliant foliage. Mile-high palms and towering shade trees cast cooling shadows across the lawn, perfect for escaping the midday sun, and the area’s peaceful landscape and quiet surroundings draw bikers, joggers and walkers. Indigenous-birding tours and an extensive orchid collection, as well as exhibition halls filled with exotic plants, are well worth the price of admission—free!

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The Botanic Gardens are located on Collins Avenue between McCormack Street and MacDonnell Street, about four kilometers from the center of Cairns. Entry to the gardens is free. They are open from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. every day, and the Visitor Information Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Between May and November, outdoor films are shown in the gardens during the fourth Wednesday of every month.
Address: Collins Avenue, Cairns, Australia
Hours: Open 7:30 am-5:30 pm every day, and the Visitor Information Center is open Monday-Friday from 9 am-4:30 pm and on weekends from 10 am-2:30 pm
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Small-Group Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour

Small-Group Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour

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First time in Cairns? Discover the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north on this 5.5-hour sightseeing tour. Visit city attractions like the Flecker Botanical Gardens and St Monica's Cathedral, and stroll along the scenic Cairns waterfront. Indulge in a delicious Devonshire afternoon tea (included) taking in the stunning views from the jetty at Palm Cove before taking a short hike through the Barron Gorge National Park. For the full experience, upgrade to include a 2-hour morning cruise to Green Island in the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef marine park. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$65,54
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns City Sights & Surrounds Tour

Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns City Sights & Surrounds Tour

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Make the most of your time in port with this half-day city sightseeing tour of Cairns, including afternoon tea. Visit attractions like the St Monica's Cathedral, Flecker Botanical Gardens and Cairns waterfront and walk through the Barron Gorge National Park. This small-group shore excursion is limited to 20 people and is covered by Viator's worry-free policy, ensuring on-time return to your ship.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65,54
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Let's Go Buggin - 2 Hour Photography Walking Tour

Let's Go Buggin - 2 Hour Photography Walking Tour

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Join Macro Photographer Bridgette Gower on a small group tour (maximum 4 people) to explore the world of Fungi, Insects, and Spiders in the Cairns Botanic Gardens. This is the only tour of its kind in Cairns. Most of the tiny lifeforms go completely unnoticed, but a magical world awaits to be discovered when you join for a personalized, highly specified tour of the gardens and the treasures it keeps. Assistance is given to those wanting some help improving their photography.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$36,42
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Cairns Combo: Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Morning Tour and Afternoon City Sightseeing Tour

Cairns Combo: Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Morning Tour and Afternoon City Sightseeing Tour

See the best of Cairns on a full-day combo tour that includes a morning visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and an afternoon sightseeing tour by coach. Learn about the living history of the Tjapukai people, the Australian indigenous people from Queensland’s far north as you hear Dreamtime stories and watch a corroboree performance, then learn about the boomerang, didgeridoo and fire making. Your city sightseeing tour takes in top attractions such as St Monica's Cathedral, the Flecker Botanic Gardens, several scenic lookouts, Barron Gorge National Park and Palm Cove.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$133,35
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Small-Group Afternoon Cairns City Tour with Harbour Dinner Cruise

Small-Group Afternoon Cairns City Tour with Harbour Dinner Cruise

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Explore Cairns with a local guide and enjoy a dinner cruise on this all-day combination tour. After a convenient pickup from your Cairns City or Northern Beaches hotel, visit popular destinations like the Flecker Botanical Gardens and Lower Barron Gorge. Enjoy a scenic lookout with gorgeous views and afternoon tea—included in the tour price—before feasting on a 3-course dinner aboard the 85-foot (26-meter) Spirit of Cairns catamaran.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$144,79
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Cairns Aquarium and small group City Sightseeing Tour

Cairns Aquarium and small group City Sightseeing Tour

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Visit the Cairns Aquarium independently and at your leisure to meet 16,000 animals from Tropical North Queensland’s two world heritage listed areas - the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. See live shark and ray feeding, marine and reptile touch n talk show and from river to reef eco-system presentations. Complete your experience with a 2 course lunch at Dundee’s Restaurant with a stunning sea life backdrop. You will be collected from the Cairns Aquarium by Cairns Discovery Tours for your afternoon city sights and surrounds guided tour. Enjoy Devonshire afternoon tea, prior to visiting the Cairns Flecker Botanical Gardens, Lower Barron Gorge National Park, beautiful Palm Cove beach and more
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$123,77
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US$123,77
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Cairns Botanic Gardens hours of operation?
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Cairns Botanic Gardens hours of operation: Open 7:30 am-5:30 pm every day, and the Visitor Information Center is open Monday-Friday from 9 am-4:30 pm and on weekends from 10 am-2:30 pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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