Sugarworld Parklands

Sugarworld Parklands Cairns: Your 2024 Guide

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Sugarworld Parklands Reviews

Sugarworld Parklands located at Hambledon Drive in Edmonton in Far North Queensland is a beautiful botanic reserve. Indeed covering 17 acres, it has fruit orchards, tropical parklands and memorabilia from the sugar industry to explore.

sugarworld parklands map
Parklands Map

Sugarworld Park

With free entry the parklands is certainly an affordable destination. There are BBQ and picnic facilities for the family to enjoy.

Furthermore, for children with disabilities, there is an all-abilities children’s playground which includes a sensory space.

In addition, you will find free-roaming peacocks and other bird life.

However, please note access to the waterpark does require payment.

Sugarworld Parklands

Sugarworld Parklands Tickets

Also located within the park is an Adventure Park. So on the weekend you can enjoy water slides, mini golf and a licensed café.

Indeed strategically located in Cairns southern suburbs, the Adventure Park is an accessible and affordable recreational venue.

For opening hours and further information nd to purchase tickets please visit Sugarworld’s website.

Sugarworld Parklands building

Sugarworld Parklands Map

Sugarworld Parklands

The highlight of this venue are the trees. Indeed, the unique botanic gardens feature acres of historic trees and an exotic fruit tree orchard, with diverse and interesting fruits, including Jaboticaba, the Miracle Fruit (which turns sour into sweet), Garcinia (Mangosteen), Artocarpus (Breadfruit types) and Canistel.

However our favourite tree by far is the big old raintree located not far from the entry to the park.


Sugarworld Parklands lies in the traditional lands of the Yidinji people, who call Cairns ‘Gimuy’.

The parklands gets its name from its location. In fact it is located on the site of the former Hambledon Sugar Mill. The mill operated from 1883 up until its closure in 1991.

Following the closure of the mill the vision for the park emerged. Consequently, today it is the premier park in South Cairns. Managed by Cairns Regional Council, it is a source of pride and enjoyment to residents living in Edmonton and surrounding suburbs.

Sugarworld Parklands Opening Hours

The parklands is open from 6am to 6pm daily.

Sugarworld menu

Enjoy a selection of hot and cold foods, including nuggets, hot chips, dim sims, potato scallops, toasted and fresh sandwiches, wraps and rolls. You can check out the cafe website for further information.

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