We couldn’t resist a visit to the Botanical Gardens in Cairns. It’s free, it’s tropical, and is a good walk from our AirBnB to get there. But we’ll add a cautionary note. We stopped in the visitor center and chatted with the helpful woman at the information counter about what there was to see and do. Before we left she offered us bug spray for the mozzies (Oz-speak for mosquitoes).
We declined her offer of a spray and hurried out to see what we could see.
We sat down at the café and ordered a drink called “Rehydrate.” It’s made of apple, orange, watermelon juices and mint. The building is clad in a mirrored material so we took a self-portrait of ourselves with our drink.
The Botanical Garden is filled with wonderful plantings, and we enjoyed seeing them. Our only regret? We should have used the bug spray.