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“Great for bird watching.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Esplanade Boardwalk

Esplanade Boardwalk
The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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Cairns Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Cairns
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Trails, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Outdoors
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Owner description: The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5km stretch of foreshore in the heart of Cairns that is managed by Cairns Regional Council. The parklands, playgrounds, boardwalk, Lagoon and recreational facilities are all free entry. Come along and enjoy this stunning facility.
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“Great for bird watching.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A good place for ... and just relaxing, or even having a barbecue at the end near the lagoon. But the most amazing aspect is really observing the wildlife at the beach. There are many species of interesting birds all time feeding at the shallows and even a funny group of pelicans who inhabit a small grassy peninsula by the promenade, who don't seem to care for curious observers.

Visited June 2014
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“So much to see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Packed with history, monuments, exercise and playground equipment, one can spend hours wandering along here! The boardwalk itself is well maintained, and the views out to sea and mountains are quite beautiful (notwithstanding the mud flats!)

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“You won't be disappointed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

As a local to the Cairns region, I have completed this walk on a number of occasions. Many of our friends do it as part of their regular fitness regime and we all love it! Although the walk is a completely flat one, it is long enough that you can work up a decent sweat and there are strategically placed pieces of fixed gym equipment should you feel like more of a challenge. You are flanked by the lovely Cairns inlet on one side and a by a huge variety of food outlets on the other. Even though you can't swim in the ocean here you can always cool off in the enormous, beautifully appointed Esplanade pool and if you feel like self catering there are plenty of free barbecues and shaded picnic spots. Having done the walk in all seasons, my only complaint is that the northern end lacks adequate shade trees - In summer I usually find myself leaving the designated path and heading back into the treed area to keep cool (either that or start at 5.30am to beat the sun!!).

Visited June 2014
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

As other reviewers have said - very picturesque and perfect for a stroll/run/bike ride virtually anytime of the day or night. Plenty of free BBQ areas and adjacent to many very good restaurants, cafes, etc.

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“Great place for exercise ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A beautiful place to take a stroll/walk the dog and exercise. The board walk is beautiful. There is a couple of exercise stations during the walk, and parallel to the board walk is a running/ bicycle track. It was a beautiful area I could walk along it for ours :) there is lots of restaurants along the esplanade as well .

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