Cairns Lagoon and Esplanade Attractions

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

Things To Do And Things To See At The Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon

A day spent at the Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon is the perfect way to soak up some sun, enjoy some safe swimming, meet some other tourists to catch up with your friends, watch the boats heading out on a day trip to the reef,  and take in the views of the stunning Trinity Inlet and mountains that line the horizon of Cairns city in Queensland Australia.

While there are plenty of nearby restaurants and coffee shops at and near the swimming lagoon, locals like to lay out a picnic at one of the many tables located in the surrounding park grounds under the huge Banyan Trees. Dotted along the boardwalk of the Cairns Esplanade right by the Swimming Lagoon are 12 BBQ facilities that are cleaned daily and are available for use throughout the day.

The Cairns Swimming Lagoon on the Esplanade is a magnet for holiday makers from around the world as a sunbaking and social gathering place, a place for locals to get fit on all the exercise equipment dotted thru the parks and the esplanade boardwalk, a place for families to have fun on the play equipment and to swim in the lagoon.

A short walk north along the beachfront boardwalk you will discover a world of fun for families at Muddy's Playground, along with a Skatepark, Beach Volleyball, Healing Garden playground and at the northern end the Funship Playground.

Cairns Esplanade also has a heli-pad - making it a great option to fly out to the reef and enjoy a fly & cruise day trip, or just enjoy a scenic flight and take in the amazing sights on a scenic helicopter flight

Cairns Lagoon

As the first of the suns rays hit the Cairns Lagoon until dusk, the swimming pool located right in the heart of the Cairns business district is abuzz with tourists and locals relaxing on the grassy knoll or splashing in the shallows. The crystal clear waters of the Cairns swimming Lagoon prove to be incredibly inviting as the temperature warms up and the need for a quick dip to cool off is paramount.

The large swimming area is patrolled daily by Life Guards who ensure the safety of the 1000 or so swimmers that the Cairns Lagoon can accommodate at any one time. Ranging in depth from 32 inches to 5 feet the Cairns Lagoon features underwater seating benches making it easy for all to enjoy. The Cairns Lagoon is fitted with disability access which is located at the southern end of the facility.

Located on the foreshore of the Trinity Harbour front, the Cairns Lagoon has sandy shores and timber decking surrounding the 4800 square meter salt water swimming pool. The water that fills the state-of-the-art swimming facility is pumped in from the Trinity Inlet and cleansed through a high tech filtration system.

Muddy's Playground features so many fun activities for children; it is touted as being one of the best playgrounds in Australia. Kids just love the water park features where they can run through ankle deep water and splash in the shallows. From rope bridges, flying fox, slides, play houses, story telling areas, to see-saws Muddy's Playground has plenty to keep the little ones amused for hours and in turn keep the parents sane and give them sometime to catch up with friends for a coffee or snack.

The playground is divided into three distinct sections with each one containing equipment and activities geared towards specific age groups. While the playground as a whole is generally more suitable for children aged 10 and under, older children often enjoy playing there too.

Muddy's Playground has a large café and seating area conveniently located in the middle of the playground or there are BBQ and picnic table facilities located close by. While children have a great time at Muddy's Playground, there are plenty of nearby spots in the shade for parents to relax.

The Cairns Esplanade boardwalk is the gathering place for joggers, cyclists, power walkers, yoga enthusiasts, skateboarders or for those that want to take a stroll along the timber boardwalk in the sunshine and just take in the ocean and mountain views.

This area is densely planted with big shady trees, manicured grass, exercise equipment from one end to the next and it even has a skate park for the teenagers and just beyond here are the tennis courts.

The Cairns Esplanade takes pride of place in our liveable city.

Cairns Private Apartment in Harbour Lights Complex

Cairns Waterview Apartments - Magnificently set overlooking Cairns Marina, these private holiday apartments within the Harbour Lights Complex offer modern accommodation in the heart of Cairns. Choose from 1-3 bedroom apartments to suit your holiay needs.

Cairns Holiday Apartment - 404

Cairns Holiday Apartments - Located at the northern end of Cairns Esplanade, this spacious 3 Bedroom holiday apartment features a large balcony with views overlooking Cairns Esplanade. A great base to explore Cairns city and Cairns attractions.

Cairns Esplanade Apartment - Northshore

Cairns Esplanade private holiday Apartment within Northshore Towers Cairns offers panoramic oceanviews overlooking Cairns Esplanade.  This modern two bedroom holiday apartment can sleep up to 6 guests offering a great base to explore Cairns

Cairns Holiday Apartment - MAD

Located in the heart of Cairns this 2 Bedroom townhouse style holiday apartment is a great base to explore Cairns and the Cairns' attractions. Overloooking Trinity Inlet, this apartment features spectacular views and central location also near the Treehouse playground & Reef Fleet Terminal & Cairns Esplanade.

Cairns Plaza Hotel

Located on Cairns Esplanade these affordable hotel style accommodation offers great value for your Cairns holiday. Ensure to ask about our holiday packages to help you SAVE!

Mantra Trilogy Cairns

Mantra Trilogy Hotel and Apartments located on Cairns Esplanade, is only 400m from Cairns Lagoon and restaurants at your doorstep. Choose from Studio Rooms, 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Holiday Apartments with Kids Pool, Swimming Pool & Fitness centre all in the heart of Cairns.

Mantra Esplanade Cairns Resort

Located on the Cairns Esplanade directly opposite Cairns Esplanade, Mantra Esplanade is a great base to explore the region. Choose from Ocean or City View Hotel Rooms, and self contained 1 & 2 Bedroom Holiday Apartments.

Breakfree Royal Harbour Holiday Apartments Cairns

Located directly opposite the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, Breakfree Royal Harbour offers 1 Bedroom Apartments with a choice of Ocean or Garden Views. With the Cairns Night Markets and cafes at your door step it is a great base to explore Cairns.

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Cairns Queenslander Holiday Apartments

Cairns Queenslander Hotel offers great affordable family accommodation offering hotel rooms, family rooms and apartments with 2 Swimming Pools, BBQ facilities and FREE Car parking.

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