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A fitting memorial for the fallen

We walked along the Esplanade and discovered the memorials very fitting memorials for the fallen... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
I was attracted by the canons

I was amazed about the Cairns Cenotaph. It had two canons, several monuments, a pillar and a higher... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked along the Esplanade and discovered the memorials very fitting memorials for the fallen soldiers and really worth seeing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Samanthagreathurst
Reviewed December 24, 2018

I was amazed about the Cairns Cenotaph. It had two canons, several monuments, a pillar and a higher pillar with a clock. It was really attractive. A must see!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Visited on Saturday 8th September. This is only a short walk along The Esplanade from the Centre of Cairns. A fitting Memorial to those who fought in the major wars.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

This is the focal point for Remembrance Day (Armistice Day) & Anzac Day ceremonies. It's located in a beautiful spot; right on the Esplanade with a view across the Inlet to the mountains of East Trinity. It's a beautiful spot for dawn ceremonies, where those...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Great little spot to honor our servicemen and women. The RSL across the road, to have a meal and a drink in the air conditioned comfort.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank russuzj
Reviewed October 31, 2018

While unfortunately the area was undergoing repairs at the time of our visit there was enough scope to appreciate the Memorial and the ubiquitous Digger on a plinth ! Would love to visit on an Anzac or Remembrance Day ! Lovely spot on the Esplanade...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed September 24, 2018

The ''Esplanade'' is a feature attraction which is a parkland located along the total waterfront area of the Cairns CBD. It has a boardwalk and a path either side of its park-lands which encompass easy access to what's on offer in the Cairns city area.There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WilliamB826
Reviewed September 15, 2018

A fitting remembrance tastefully done. The memorial is well kept and poignant. They also have some artillery and naval guns there which are interesting to look at.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank BobPhyll
Reviewed September 15, 2018

very nice spot next to the esplanade in remembrance of the armed forces. Easily accessible and well maintained.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MsC1
Reviewed August 5, 2018

A fitting memorial to the fallen on the esplanade. Worth a visit - nicely done with the memorial and the guns among the palm trees

Date of experience: July 2018
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