Limited bookings during COVID-19
Council is now accepting bookings for groups up to 100 people.
The customer making the booking is responsible for ensuring all attendees comply with government directions and advice in relation to COVID-19, including social distancing and good hygiene practices. These are subject to change without notice.
The Cairns Botanic Gardens is the perfect place to hold your ceremony, function or corporate event. With ample room and parking, as well as facilities including free BBQs (at Freshwater and Saltwater Lake), everything is in place to have a successful event.
Our event locations ( PDF, 0.85 MB ) include:
- Flecker Garden Teak Lawn (up to 100 guests)
- Flecker Garden Stage Area (up to 100 guests)
- Fitzalan Gardens (up to 50 guests)
- Freshwater Lake (100+ guests)
- Saltwater Lake (100+ guests)
For more information, download our Venue Hire information kit - Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Botanic Gardens ( PDF, 6.24 MB ) document and read our Terms and Conditions.
For weddings and ceremonies:
For other events:
For more information, please contact the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre by phone on (07) 4032 6650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on hiring the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre or a venue at the Tanks Arts Centre, please phone (07) 4032 6650 or email email@example.com.
Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
Multipurpose room and outdoor undercover amphitheatre available for hire for small private functions, community meetings, workshops and seminars.
Commercial filming and photography
The Cairns Botanic Gardens boasts 97 acres of possible locations for your photo shoot or next filming project.
Location scouts will love the choice available to them - from Navy Oil tanks constructed during World War Two, to dense jungle-like foliage and far-reaching water bodies, not to mention the plethora of plant and animal life that call the garden home.
To apply, please complete the online application for commercial filming.
For more information on photo or film shoots at the Gardens, please contact the Visitor Centre on (07) 4032 6650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Display space for artists and community groups
Emerging artists, professional creatives and community groups can apply to exhibit or display at the Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre. To be considered for inclusion, work must meet specific criteria and respond to one or more of the following themes:
- Local community
Contact Tanks Curator for further information by email email@example.com or phone (07) 4032 6609.