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Esplanade Boardwalk

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 35 attractions in Cairns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Its all good, lovely views and plenty of interesting shops. A real treat to visit. You can enjoy it and not spend a cent, or you can splurge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Esplanade in Cairns can easily be an all day adventure. Good parking, paid at the wharf end but free if you want to walk right along the boardwalk. Excellent facilities including toilets, showers, loads of BBQ's, seating, trees, pools (and no charge) which have life guards and all adjacent to the city's cafés and shopping. A first class area... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Esplanade Boardwalk runs right along the ocean front from the Cairns Hospital and beyond past the boat Harbour and to the convention centre. As the entire walk is flat and well maintained timber decking, it is perfect for casual walks with exceptional views out past the Yarrabah point. Unfortunately at low tide is also provides extensive views for many... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The entire Esplanade is a credit to the designers, we walked the boardwalk every day and seemed to see something different each time. From the Marina, past the open pool area (which would have to be the best I have seen) then the gym equipment, the RSL Memorial through to the childrens play area. There is something for all ages... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A visit to Cairns without a walk on the Esplanade is impossible. It is a great opportunity to enjoy a walk along the ocean as well to do sports (running, beach volleyball, exercise machines). Kids can enjoy Muddy's playground. Well done Cairns!

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The esplanade walk was truly excellent. Along the walk they have several areas with gym equipment, a beach volley ball court and family friendly areas for picnics. You could do a short walk or the full walk and enjoy both. A scenic way to do your daily exercise in such a pleasent environment.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Fantastic place for a morning walk, beautiful views, great way to connect to the restaurants cafés reef terminal and lagoon

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Cypress, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I marked this as an average attraction based upon what American tourists would associate with a boardwalk. The boardwalk itself is nothing more than a walking path around the Cairns lagoon/harbor. It separates the water from a large park, swimming lagoon, and the Esplanade drive and shops. The shops on the Esplanade itself are mixed. You'll go from a hotel,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to just take a stroll and enjoy the wonderful scenery. You can watch sea birds and just enjoy the sunset or sunrise right by the water edge.

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Mona Vale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very pleasant walk any time of the day or night. Plenty of café's and a very large swimming pool en route. Really worth a stroll.

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