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Cooktown Botanical Gardens

Finch Bay Rd, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
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“large area” (2 reviews)
“mango” (2 reviews)
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Finch Bay Rd, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a hot day and no shade on the sidewalk to the Botanical Gardens, I could not bring myself to walk the extra 10 minutes to this attraction from the James Cook Museum and then the 30 minute walk back to the cruise ship tender's...More

Thank retireeVancouver
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

It’s a nice place to go early morning or in the evening. Lots of wonderful trees and the garden itself is very well maintained and beautiful.

Thank Farahana S
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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

A fabulous garden display. The age of this garden is evident in the size of some of the trees. The tamarind and melaleucas. And wow some of the mangoes!!! They are huge. The area with tropical fruit trees was very interesting to me. It would...More

1  Thank LInda B
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

We went early morning so it wasn't too hot. Very shaded and quiet. Quite interesting even though I'm not too much of a green thumb!

Thank Shannon R
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

Interesting plants, plenty of shade and easy to follow paths, was a bit let go as obviously it was in the dry season.

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Nice small garden, visitor centre and cafe. Garden was nicely set out and there were plenty of shade trees to wander under. The lady volunteer was also helpful in helping me find other sights to see around Cooktown. There are plenty of signs around town...More

Thank Qldgirl1
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Arriving early greeted with a sign "Beware of Falling Mangoes". My wife and I ventured through the gates and wandered through the the gardens looking at he abundance of trees and hearing the birdlife. As we were early the sprinklers were on so had to...More

Thank Allan C
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

The Cooktown Botanical Gardens are one of Australia's oldest (1878). The tropical garden includes the historic Solander garden with living specimens of the over 300 plants collected by Sir Joseph Banks and Dr Daniel Solander on the Cook expedition, while Cook was repairing his ship...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the botanic gardens and enjoyed the historic layout dating back to when the town was first established. The location was sheltered from the fierce winds blowing through the town. The gardens were a highlight of our visit to Cooktown.

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

These are well kept Botanical Gardens. The paths are easy to walk on and the plants are well signposted. The Kiosk with resident White Lipped Green Tree Frog is worth a visit too.

1  Thank Helen A
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aaron l
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Response from paulabrown123014 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure of opening times/days etc. It seemed to be run by volunteers & am guessing is open most days in daylight hours.. However have found a phone number- try 61 (0)7 4069 5672. Hope this helps.
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