Flecker Botanic Gardens

sights / Parks & gardens

Flecker Botanic Gardens information

Cairns , Australia
Address
Street Collins Ave
Getting there
bus 131
More information
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
Opening hours
7.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5.30pm Sat & Sun, information centre 9am-4.30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-2.30pm Sat & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

These beautiful tropical gardens are an explosion of greenery and rainforest plants. Pick up a walks brochure from the information centre or ask about free guided walks. There’s a great cafe and a new, well-camouflaged visitor centre (it's made of mirrors!).

Across the road, the Rainforest Boardwalk leads to Saltwater Creek and Centenary Lakes , a birdwatcher's delight. Uphill from the gardens, Mt Whitfield Conservation Park has two walking tracks through rainforest, climbing to viewpoints over the city; follow joggers up the Red Arrow circuit (1.5km, one hour) or the more demanding Blue Arrow circuit (6.6km, four to five hours).