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“Enjoyable Stroll” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Esplanade Boardwalk

Esplanade Boardwalk
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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Ranked #3 of 37 Attractions in Cairns
Type: Trails
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Owner description: Owner description Escape the summer heat at one of Cairns' best known landmarks, the Esplanade Lagoon. Set on the Cairns foreshore overlooking 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! PLEASE NOTE that the biennial programmed maintenance closure of the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and amenities building will take place from 9pm, 10 June 2014 and is scheduled to reopen at 6am, 28 June 2014 (weather dependent). Please be reminded that all other Cairns Esplanade facilities will be open during this time. Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Mona Vale, Australia
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“Enjoyable Stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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“Worth taking a walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The boardwalk is a perfectly nice stretch along the water. Nice views of the beach, close enough to the Centre to be convenient, but enough removed to not be in the full throng of tourists. Some good restaurants on the way. Great place for a walk or a jog.

Visited June 2014
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Hobart, Australia
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“Great place for all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Provided something for everyone and a lovely walk during the day or night. Provided a great walk from the hotel to the resturants and the pool was fun for kids during the day.

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“Best Kids Playground Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My 2 year old was in her element, there's so much for the kids to do here from the water activities, to climbing as well as the little kids section. A great free activity that will keep the kids very busy and provide so much fun.

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“Could be nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It's a nice place and gives you everything you need. However there are many foreign language students smoking in designated non smoking areas. Nobody cares about.

Visited June 2014
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