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Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon

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Address: The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4044 3715
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Wed 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Tue 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Escape the summer heat at one of Cairns' best known landmarks, the...
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!
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Whilst in Cairns January/February 2015 it wouldn't be right unless you visit the Cairns Esplanade - Perfect place, gorgeous views of the city and surroundings - A definite must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Whilst in Cairns January/February 2015 it wouldn't be right unless you visit the Cairns Esplanade - Perfect place, gorgeous views of the city and surroundings - A definite must when your in Cairns

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The fun had by all in Cairns beautiful hot weather. All nationalities enjoying the relaxing warm water. There's picnic areas close by and a continuous bench seating on the boardwalk to enjoy the views and Lagoon. love the fountains within the Lagoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a great asset to the town, well designed with a sandy bottom and well located on the Esplanade in the centre of town. It's a free swimming pool in the centre where people of all ages and colours can be seen swimming, sun bathing or just hanging out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

What an amazing place. Big swimming pool with plenty of green around to hang out. Our flight left in the afternoon so we stored the bags at the motel and spent the whole morning at the lagoon. There are even showers to use for free. Can just repeat myself: well done Cairns!! Can't wait to come back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It is like a huge government swimming pool with max height 1.5 meters. They also have life guards there. It has a very good ocean view too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nice swimming pool with great view of the ocean it is free and fun what more could you ask for nice to cool off on hot day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We are YoU + Me, my lovely Wife and I, had BEEN to there in 2011 and 2014 It is Nice public Swimming pool. It is located in cairns City and very convenient To All travellers. It is free activity which is good for family fun. We want to leave our réal and fair comments on tripadvisor for All our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I loved this place for pass out my time with some friends, Free wifi , barbecue area, a lot of restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

After seeing The state of The ocean in Cairns, i was very disappointed that you can't swim there at all. The lagoon is a great option For a dip on a hot day :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Great swimming place in the city..attracts a lot of people great to take the kids out for the day n have a bbq. It has its own lifesavers to watch over the swimmers..

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