Last Updated on March 21, 2015 by Red Nomad OZ
It’s amazing how the public toilets in the superb Cairns Botanic Gardens are a match for its visual delights!
Set on a rolling green lawn, surrounded by lushly growing tropical plants and flowers, it’s a delight to do business there!!
In addition to the setting, the amenities have a superb view over the expansive and relaxing lawns, dotted with chairs, backpackers, prams, grey nomads and the like.
The Jade Vine
– with unusual, truly green flowers – hangs over the convenience block, cunningly disguising its true purpose …
It flowers in August – at least it did in both 2009 and 2010 when we visited – and turns the setting from superb to sensational!
To make your visit even more worthwhile, the nearby Botanic Gardens cafe
serves a truly amazing dessert of icecream, cream, chocolate sauce, chocolate pieces, cherries, raspberry sauce and marshmallows served over a waffle that my mate and I devoured (on our 2009 visit) to the horror of some nearby overseas tourists – who took photos! I guess to show the disgusting behaviour of the natives …
I believe it was still on the menu when we returned this year, but once was enough! Not enough to visit this enchanting wet tropics garden though – it’s an absolute must if you’re in the area!