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Cooktown Botanical Gardens

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The Botanic Gardens are a delight with the plants well set out. It was pleasant to wander through... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jill H
Melbourne, Australia
Trees and tranquility

I wish now that I had allowed a little more time for my visit to the gardens. I hadn't expected... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Finch Bay Rd, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Botanic Gardens are a delight with the plants well set out. It was pleasant to wander through the grounds taking in the garden and enjoying the shade.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I wish now that I had allowed a little more time for my visit to the gardens. I hadn't expected them to be so extensive or so enticing. Amazing gardens for the size of the town. They deserve to feature more prominently in tourist information....More

Thank paulinenzWhangarei
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable, and very different from the Botanic Gardens that grace the capital and larger cities. Many of the specimens were identical to those collected from the area and surrounds by Joseph Banks and his team in 1770, during the time that James Cook and the...More

Thank bdroney
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This is a must do whilst in Cooktown especially if you are a green thumb and love a peaceful walk amongst the trees. Plenty of trees,plants,shrubs and ponds all marked so you are aware of what you are enjoying. A beautiful well presented and maintained...More

Thank Scotan
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Excellent, well presented facility. Could not fault the presentation, upkeep and great Interpretive Centre. An abscredit to the town and a must do in Cooktown.

Thank Dashman1
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This is one of Australia’s oldest botanical gardens. The tropical setting is tranquil with huge trees of some varieties we were not familiar with. The hugest mango tree we’ve seen is towering above one of the pathways. A few orchids were sighted but not as...More

Thank Mumjudy
Reviewed 20 May 2018

A tropical wonderland that dates back to 1878, you'll see a variety of exotic and colorful plants, many of which the Aborigine's used for food and medicine. You'll see chocolate pudding trees, jackfruit, Guinea bushes, blue ginger and the Cooktown Orchid, the state emblem of...More

Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed 29 April 2018

A nice surprise in Cooktown was the botanical gardens. Lovely walk around on a sunny afternoon. There is a visitor centre, areas for picnics and a cafe (not open all the time).

Thank Sejie
Reviewed 25 March 2018

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
Reviewed 13 January 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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aaron l
22 December 2016|
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.