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Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon

The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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Ranked #4 of 36 attractions in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water Parks, Beaches, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Escape the summer heat at one of Cairns' best known landmarks, the Esplanade Lagoon. Set on the Cairns foreshore overlooking Trinity Inlet, the 4800... more » Owner description: 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. Saltwater is pumped from the inlet and filtered through a state of the art filtration and chlorination system, to meet Australian Standards. The kids can enjoy the sandy edges, build sand castles and play in shallow water. On the other side of the Lagoon, visitors can lounge on the timber decks in moderate shade. Shady trees, landscaped gardens and open spaces all contribute to the leisurely atmosphere on the Esplanade The Lagoon is open 6am - 9pm Thursday - Tuesday, Midday - 9pm Wednesday all year round.While you are on the Cairns Esplanade why not check out the Cottage Industry Market, 8am - 4pm every Saturday, in the Plaza just next to the Lagoon. Why not enjoy the weekend's live music featuring local bands with the stage set up next to the Lagoon. The Cairns Esplanade also boasts Beach Volleyball Courts, Bouldering Park, Skate Park, BBQs, Active Living Fitness Classes, Muddy's Playground, Funship Playgrounds and so much more, all free for casual use. Come along and enjoy! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Right on the water, wonderful for kids and adults alike, very good BBQ's available - and they are free. Great day out for the whole family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I took my three grandchildren to the Lagoon on a hot Sunday in March this year. The place was very busy , but the kids loved it. They played for a few hours in the lagoon with us sitting on the edge supervising, and listening to local live music. Great spot which is free for all to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited the lagoon twice. It is a lovely way to spend an afternoon in Cairns. The lagoon is actually quite large and the view from the boardwalk end of the pool is great. The lagoon itself is free and small lockers are $2.00 for two hours of use.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Next to a nice park with lovely live music when we were there!! With even a life guard on duty:-) Recommended!

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Invercargill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It's a big outdoor area beside the Boardwalk inner City Cairns. It's free and so good to see all ages and people from all over the world enjoying themselves in the sunshine!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Nice lagoon to swim in - big - could imagine it would get very crowded in peak season but no where else to swim in Carins as it is on an estuary. Nice fountains and a lifeguard

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great place to go and swim will seeing so much going on around you. Clean and well maintained and great that it is free to use and can be enjoyed by all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

There's plenty of space due to the layout of the pool and sometimes it almost looks like an infinity pool (when the tide is in). There are lifeguards and shaded areas so you can be in the water but in the shade. The water has been clean every time I've visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is perfect for a safe refreshing swim right beside the ocean but not in the ocean with it's possible stingers and so on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The beach at Cairns isn't so good, but the council have done a great job with the esplanade and lagoon. It is a perfect place to relax in the sun. There are free bbq's that are available to use any time. The esplanade board walk is a nice walk and well maintained, perfect for a stroll or a jog along.

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