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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon

Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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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!
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

A great lagoon looking out to sea. A great relief from the searing humid heat. Great for children, families and adults alike

Visited February 2013
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“Lovely facility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

With no beach in Cairns the swimming lagoon provides a1st class alternative. Plenty of area for sunbathing, a spotlessly clean and warm swimming pool.

Visited February 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“great innovation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I loved the idea of the lagoon as you couldn't swim at the beach cause of crocodiles and jellyfish and other bitey things. This was much better plus the scenery wss much better :)

Visited December 2012
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“Great place to relax after a day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Wonderful initiative that Cairns has employed by building this facility which is accessible for all to use for FREE! I used the lagoon several times on my recent holiday and it was so pleasant to watch people enjoying and relaxing themselves.

Visited March 2013
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“Fun and safe, with great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Cairns is a hot spot for day trips, but besides food and bars, there isn't a lot to do there. The Lagoon is a great spot to relax in the water and have a view of the marina. It is a good sized pool with areas shallow for the kids and deep for the adults. I was able to swim, as well as just bob around and relax. There are also snack shops and restaurants nearby. However, you can also grill there, as the park has grills available. A great for family picnics/gatherings. I also like the storage lockers, so I felt safe swimming, knowing my wallet and camera were locked up. The bathrooms are large and clean for showering off and changing. This is a great place to spend the day!

Visited January 2013
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