Great Barrier Reef Sights

Queens Gardens

  • Gregory St. at Paxton St. Map It
  • North Ward
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 07/22/2015

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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.

Sight Information


Gregory St. at Paxton St., (enter off Gregory, Paxton or Kennedy Sts.), Townsville, Queensland, 4810, Australia

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07-4727–8330; 1300-878–001-Townsville City Council, toll-free in Aust.

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Published 07/22/2015


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