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Added : January 14, 2016, 21:57 pm
Last Updated : November 30, -0001, 00:00 am
Title : Gondwanan Heritage Garden

Right here in the middle of Cairns is a marvellous ancient trail waiting to be discovered by you: Gondwanan Heritage Garden. An evolution garden that traces the evolution of plants from tiny bacteria to our modern flowering plants, I had never heard of such a garden and was simply amazed at its beauty and educative focus.


A crushed stone path leads you through ancient rainforest species that includes representatives of thirteen of the nineteen primitive flowering plant families found worldwide. Rainforest streams with bridged viewing platforms complete the peaceful ambience and provide a stable trail of learning, enjoyment and shade.


Wow. Right here in Cairns! This place is just amazing. We live here and we STILL love it.


How to get there: Gondwanan Heritage Garden is on the eastern side of the botanic Gardens on Collins Avenue, Edge Hill. Walk through the gardens or simply enter the trail at trail beginning (interpretive shelter).


Walk: Wheelchair and pram accessible and gentle enough for people who have difficulty walking. The walk through the ancient forest takes a very pleasant meandering ten minutes but the impact will last a life time.


Cost: FREE. Gondwanan is attached to the Botanic Garden, which also offers free entry.


Snacks/drinks: There is a kiosk and restaurant in the Botanic Garden. The grounds are suitable for a picnic and there is also open space where children can play.


Local’s recommendation. Thumbs up and we’ll go again. Suitable for people who like gardening, botany, plant culture, geography and/or the environment.


Closest Accommodation: The Lakes Resort and Spa. However, Gondwanan and the Botanic Garden are easily accessible from all Cairns accommodation and are on a bus route.

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