Flecker Botanic Gardens
Covering 38 hectares and home to exotic flora and fauna, Flecker Botanic
Gardens is one of Cairns' top tourist destinations.
Visitors will enter
into a different world where the hidden beauty of tropical nature can be
appreciated. The gardens are filled with colourful rare flowers, thick foliage
and several types of trees.
The Cattana Wetlands
is around 80 hectares of degraded land that Cairns Regional Council has rehabilitated into a
nature conservation park. It's situated off Dunne Road in Smithfield, accessed
by either Yorkeys Knob Road or McGregor Road, approximately 20km north of the
wetlands are open every day of the year from 5.30am to 7pm. (Note: The park may be closed at different times during the wet season).
Facilities available are BBQs, picnic areas, toilets, bird hides and a 420m
boardwalk through the feather palm forest.
The Daintree Rainforest is a tropical rainforest on the northeast coast of Queensland, approximately a two-hour drive north of Cairns. At around 1,200 sq km (460 sq mi), Daintree is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent and is the oldest living rainforest on Earth.
The Daintree Rainforest is one of the most spectacular pieces of natural beauty you will encounter in your lifetime. There are a number of tours, ranging from adventurous to relaxing, operating to Daintree each and every day.