Gardens & nature reserves

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

Babinda Boulders

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

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

Community Gardens

An overview of community gardens in Cairns. More

Crystal Cascades Park

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

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

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

Carved granite dogs at the entrance to the Pavilion are representative of the ancient dog sculptures unique to Zhanjiang.
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

Last updated: 27 May 2016