Botanical Gardens, Cairns

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It makes sense to learn about tropical plants while you're in the tropics, so head to Botanical Gardens to discover the flora of the warm, wet regions of Australia and elsewhere. Discover how Aborigines use plants for food, medicine, and clothing. Check out the collection of towering bamboo, or bird-watch around the lake. Take a stroll on the Rainforest Boardwalk to transport yourself to coastal Cairns before human settlement. A visit to Botanical Gardens represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cairns trip site to plot your vacation.
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  • Great place to spend a lazy afternoon. You will be surrounded by excellent trees and flowers, unusual orchids and butterflies!  more »
  • We were there in the beginning of February, so it was very humid and hot. We left the garden the second time my son walked into a giant spider web while walking on the trail.  more »
  • Lovely garden just outside town, although we walked there and took the bus back to central Cairns ( bus once an hour)  more »

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Though Cairns seems to offer an endless selection of cozy rooms, most budget-friendly options remain fully booked through the high season, stretching from June to September. Reserve early if you want a hotel room packed with amenities, or look for alternative lodgings in the city's smaller inns. As the backpacker capital of northern Queensland, Cairns features dozens of economical hostels providing comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. For something far more luxurious, look for centrally located rental apartments with spacious rooms and harbor views.
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