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Queens Gardens

  • Gregory St. at Paxton St. Map It
  • North Ward
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's 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 sulfur-crested cockatoos.

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Gregory St. at Paxton St., Townsville, Queensland, 4810, Australia

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1300-878001-toll-free in Australia

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/21/2016


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