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Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

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Escape the summer heat at one of Cairns' best known landmarks, the Esplanade Lagoon. Set on the Cairns foreshore overlooking Trinity Inlet, the 4800 sq metre saltwater swimming lagoon offers locals and tourists a year round safe swimming location...more
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52 - 54 The Esplanade Cairns, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cairns is amazing! My partner and ,I hired a car and took a cruise around the beaches of the town . We also drove up to Daintree to see the forest and croc boats around . We stayed in an AirBnb which didn’t end up...More

Thank tnairana23
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely location beautifully constructed and just a great vibe and view all round. Great that it was all free and the kids loved it!

Thank YongBin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful temperature - lovely setting and layout. Small considerations- while I noticed that eating near the water is policed heavily, smokers seemed to have free reign. There were a few bits of rubbish and yuck in the water - to be expected but still gross....More

Thank kate_014014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Take some time out to have a swim here and lay in the shade on the grass and take in the sights. The lagoon is great.

Thank resign70
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great spot to cool down in the city and kill a few hours. The beach effect made it a good spot for our young kids

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an awesome initiative. The lagoon is huge with varied depths and great space for kids to play safely. Lockers are available and lifeguards are on duty well into the early evening.

Thank NeriseC2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit whilst in Cairns...due to being crocs in the sea this is a brillant place to spend a day in the water her still by the sea. It's beautifully maintained...well done Cairns City Council x

Thank Weimaraners4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Because you can't swim in the waters around the Cairns CBD, this is a brilliant addition to the town's facilities. It's basically a very large swimming pool with easy access, surrounded by sand and grass and with lifesavers just in case you're not a strong...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boardwalk is a terrific walk especially with young children. There is so much of interest for adults and children all along the walk. There are many shops across the road all along the walk where you can buy food, drinks, ice creams etc. there...More

Thank Alana C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found Cairns to be very clean and so many attractive features. Loved the boardwalk and, particularly, the Lagoon. Such a lovely space for families to relax and enjoy at no cost. Amazing outlook and great facilities.

Thank Lorraine M
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24 March 2018|
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Response from Jeanette M | Reviewed this property |
Re: How deep is the Lagoon. It's about 1 cm at the side nearest the street & has little 'bubblers'; fun for toddlers and babies (who need to wear waterproof nappies). The deepest area is close to the Inlet; about 1.5... More
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17 February 2018|
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Response from Jeanette M | Reviewed this property |
There're 2: Fitzroy: hiking, 'muck diving / snorkelling', occasional remarkable animals like snake eels & dugong ... ockies & shovel nose rays under the pier (the walkway to the dock; don't dive / snorkel under the dock; it... More
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16 February 2018|
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Response from Mishmashoflife | Reviewed this property |
Crocs nipping in for a dip so unless you fancy meeting one be thankful it’s separate 😂 if you go further along there is no separation.