Cairns & Flecker Botanical Gardens


TOUR INTRODUCTION (150 words max) Take in the historic sights and natural wonders of Cairns on a narrated drive. Visit Flecker Botanical Gardens, a serene tropical oasis established in the city's pioneer days, and cap your half-day tour off with morning tea and souvenir shopping at Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park. FULL DESCRIPTION (500 words max) Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach at Yorkey's Knob, one of the northern beach suburbs of Cairns, for a narrated drive through the city. You'll pass Cairns Casino and the vast Cairns Central Mall, and continue by HMAS Cairns, the Royal Australian naval patrol base. You'll drive by the Sugar Mill and pass old Queenslander-style houses en route to your first destination, Flecker Botanical Gardens. Established in 1886, Flecker Botanical Gardens is a 94-acre garden, a serene tropical oasis boasting mature trees and lush, native Australian gardens. You'll absorb the soothing environment and appreciate the views as you take a stroll among the tropical flora. Next, you'll drive by Barron River Delta en route to Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park (pronounced "jab-uh-kai"). Dedicated to preserving authentic Aboriginal culture, the park uses modern technology, five theaters, a museum, an art gallery and a traditional Aboriginal camp to bring 40,000 years of Australian history to life. You'll enjoy morning tea, and browse for authentic cultural souvenirs and artwork created by local Aboriginal artists, before your return drive back to Yorkey's Knob. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION USED IN TOUR BOOK (250 words max) Take in the sights of Cairns on a narrated drive, including a visit to Flecker Botanical Gardens and Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park. You'll pass Cairns Casino and the vast Cairns Central Mall, and continue by HMAS Cairns, the Royal Australian naval patrol base. You'll drive by the Sugar Mill and witness the Esplanade, a recreation area with a sparkling lagoon, lush grasses, and a scenic boardwalk. You'll stop by Flecker Botanical Gardens to stroll among the tropical flora. Next, you'll drive by Barron River Delta en route to Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park. Dedicated to preserving authentic Aboriginal culture, the park uses modern technology, five theaters, a museum, an art gallery and a traditional Aboriginal camp to bring 40,000 years of Australian history to life. You'll enjoy morning tea, and browse for authentic cultural souvenirs and artwork created by local Aboriginal artists, before your return drive back to Yorkey's Knob.
  • Tour Code

    YK1160

  • Location

    Cairns Yorkeys Knob

  • Activity Types

  • Experience Types

    Sightseeing

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Fitness Level

    Moderate

  • Price

    Adult from $95.99
    Children (12 & under) from $79.99


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