Parks and gardens

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Babinda Boulders

Babinda Boulders is a popular swimming spot and picnic area amid tropical rainforest in the foothills of the Bellenden Ker Range. More

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Cairns Botanic Gardens

The Cairns Botanic Gardens is a tropical paradise, renowned for having one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia. The Gardens are open daily 7.30am to 5.30pm, and entry is free. More

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Cairns Esplanade

The Cairns Esplanade is a focal point for recreation, events and entertainment. More

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Cattana Wetlands

This 80 hectares nature conservation park is home to a wealth of bird and plant life and a boardwalk through fern palm forest. More

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Community Gardens

An overview of community gardens in Cairns. More

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Crystal Cascades

This secluded freshwater swimming hole, hidden in a tropical rainforest, includes a series of small waterfalls. More

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Mt Whitfield Conservation Park

This 300ha forested mountain range is home to rainforest, eucalyptus and grasslands, and the popular Red Arrow, Blue Arrow and Green Arrow walking tracks.  More

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Skateparks & BMX tracks

There are a range of BMX and skate facilities in the City ranging from the skate park on the Esplanade More

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Sugarworld Parklands

Sugarworld Gardens at Edmonton features a playground, orchard, barbecue areas and is a great shady area to enjoy family gatherings, functions and weddings. More

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Zhanjiang Friendship Garden

The Chinese-themed friendship garden within the Cairns Botanic Gardens includes a lakeside pavilion and viewing platform, a pergola and a traditional Chinese "moon gate". More

Sugarworld Parklands, Edmonton's botanic reserve, is a great place to relax with the family.
Find a park

With hundreds of parks and reserves across the Cairns region, there are many hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. Use our parks finder to find a park near you, or search by facility to find a park that meets your needs. More

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Book a public space

Public access areas available for special events Beaches and Foreshores, Bill Wakeham Park, Alley Park, Petersen Park, Johnson Park, Goomboora Park, Glenoma Park. More

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Last updated: 16 April 2019