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 which 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 CBD. To view a map of the wetlands see the related documents area.
The wetlands are open every day of the year from 5.30am to 7pm. (Note: It may be necessary to close the park 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 situated an easy 2-hour drive north of Cairns along one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world. Accommodation ranges from four star resorts, to boutique cabins, luxurious rainforest retreats, self contained holiday houses, backpackers and camping grounds all in unique settings. Call our local team for advice on planning your holiday in the Daintree.