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Queens Gardens

Queens Gardens Review

Offering shade and serenity less than a mile from the CBD, Townsville's colonial-era botanic gardens occupies 10 verdant acres at the base of Castle Hill. Bordered by frangipani (plumeria) and towering Moreton Bay fig trees, whose unique dangling roots veil the entry to the grounds, the gardens are a wonderful place to picnic, stroll, or amuse the kids. There are play areas, a hedge maze, formal rose garden, fountains, and a lovely rain-forest walk. A compact aviary houses bright-plumed peacocks, lorikeets, and sulphur-crested cockatoos.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Gregory St. at Paxton St., (enter off Gregory, Paxton or Kennedy Sts.) North Ward, Townsville, QLD 4810 | Map It
  • Phone: 07/4727–8330; 1300/878–001 Townsville City Council, toll-free in Aust.
  • Cost: Free
  • Website:
  • Location: Townsville
Updated: 01-16-2014

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