Cairns Botanic Gardens

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Cairns Botanic Gardens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cairns: Aquarium Visit and City Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

1. Cairns: Aquarium Visit and City Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Start your day with a self-guided tour through the aquarium and explore the ecosystems and habitats of Tropical North Queensland. Complete your experience with a 2-course lunch at Dundee’s Restaurant with a stunning sea life backdrop before being collected from the aquarium for your afternoon guided sightseeing tour of Cairns. Discover Cairns in air-conditioned comfort with your local guide as you explore the city’s rich history. Get glimpses of its cultural heritage and iconic landmarks. Marvel at the world’s largest themed stained glass windows at Saint Monica’s Cathedral. Enjoy a 20-minute guided tour of the Cairns Museum with free re-entry included. Afterward, indulge in a delicious afternoon Devonshire tea before visiting the Cairns Botanical Gardens. Take delight in the stunning city and mountain views before visiting Lower Barron Gorge National Park and Surprise Creek Falls. Also visit stunning Palm Cove, one of Cairns' Northern Beaches.

Cairns: Night Walk in Cairns Botanic Gardens

2. Cairns: Night Walk in Cairns Botanic Gardens

Experience the rainforest boardwalk of the Cairns Botanic Gardens as the nocturnal creatures wake up for the night with this small group tour. Have a quick safety briefing at the meeting point and start a walking route that has been adapted for the season. Visit a number of host plants that are habitats for regularly seen creatures. Take the opportunity to capture photographs of some nocturnal creatures Find white-lipped tree frogs and northern stony creek frogs. Marvel at busy spiders such as net-casting spiders, garden orb-weavers, and Huntsmans. See critters that only come out at night and usually go unseen. Listen to a chorus of frog croaks, cricket chirps, and cicada buzzes as the rainforest comes alive. Keep your eyes peeled for micro-bats, Papuan frogmouth birds, striped possums, speckled flying foxes, longicorn beetles, Pademelons and Echidnas.

Cairns: Botanic Garden Guided Mushroom Photography Tour

3. Cairns: Botanic Garden Guided Mushroom Photography Tour

Enjoy a unique experience, a perfect tour for the nature enthusiast a tour with a twist. Take a tour of the Cairns Botanic Gardens with an expert guide and take photos of the unique mushroom species that the gardens have to offer. Stroll through the gardens, learn with the guide, and take beautiful and unique photos with a camera or smartphone. Explore the Botanical Cairns with photographer Bridgette Gower, who has created the first tour of its kind in Cairns, offering something for everyone, from curious kids to professional photographers. Learn from tour creator Bridgette Gower, who has spent over a thousand hours in last few years finding and photographing fungi in the Cairns Botanic Gardens. See the overwhelming number of species, colors, and formations right here on Cairns' doorstep. Get ready for a new experience, a welcome addition for visitors to Cairns as well as something new for locals to experience. Enjoy the tropical paradise of Cairns Botanic Gardens, while Bridgette shares several locations she has discovered that hide the most fascinating fungi. Stroll through the gardens at a leisurely pace, taking time to see and photograph these beautiful lifeforms, while the guide helps you with your photography to get the most out of your camera or smartphone and capture amazing images. See many types of fungi and slime molds including Ganoderma, Polypores, Boletes, Stinkhorns, Earthstars, Bracket Fungi, Jelly Fungi, Birds Nests Fungi, and many more species on this exciting and unique tour.

Cairns Botanic Gardens: Mushroom Photography Tour

4. Cairns Botanic Gardens: Mushroom Photography Tour

Photograph some stunning mushroom specimens on this walking tour of he Cairns Botanic Gardens. Let your guide share her passion for kingdom fungi with you on this unique tour. After conducting a short safety briefing, stroll to the gardens to visit your guides favorite go-to spots for fungi. See mushrooms such as stinkhorns, polypores, fans, boletes, ascomycetes (zombies), corals, birdnest fungi and slime molds. Get help with your camera settings, composition ideas, and techniques. Listen as your guide gives you tips and suggestions for capturing amazing images of the mushrooms your encounter. Enjoy taking the only specialized mushroom and fungi photography walking tour in Australia.

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What people are saying about Cairns Botanic Gardens

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Our city tour which included the aquarium, meal and personal guided tours around city and as far as palm cove was excellent. Eric our guide was informative, friendly and very helpful. We would recommend this tour and at the beginning of one’s stay in Cairns as it highlighted other things to explore further.