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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...more
The beach at Cairns is not somewhere you would swim - the warning signs about crocodiles are somewhat of a deterrent! The Lagoon on the esplanade allows you to swim & sunbathe in safety & with a sea view!! A win win situation.
This was just what we needed to offset the heat and humidity of Cairns.
An good sized infinity pool overlooking the bay it shallows to just a few centimetres at the inland end and is perfect just to stroll thro in bare feet.
We had booked a trip to cairns long before we knew about the lagoon, but as we spoke to more and more people who saw us with a little one l, they said how perfect it is and how much we’d enjoy it.
The lagoon is just that, looks like a nice beach, sand and all, but shallow. Lots of folks bring their kids, 20 somethings sit in the shade and chill. Us old folks, well, we wander thru, hoping to find a shady spot, usually just cooling...More
Easy walking distance from the cruise ship terminal. Lifeguards on duty and clean. Different depths and a fountain. A great place to cool off in the hot, tropical North of Queensland. There's plenty of shade and dining options close by.
Very good reasonably priced hotel. I had an accident at port Douglas and needed treatment at cairns hospital. This hotel next door and good for family to stay for hospital. Room quite big so enabled crutches. Staff ok but didn’t seem to be enough people...More
Response from LesleyandRolo | Reviewed this property |
There is a shallow area at one end which is suitable for children. The other end is deeper. A little bit further along the esplanade is a children's water play area with bubbling fountains and stuff. Not far from the lagoon... More
There is a shallow area at one end which is suitable for children. The other end is deeper. A little bit further along the esplanade is a children's water play area with bubbling fountains and stuff. Not far from the lagoon, maybe 500m or so.
Response from Jeanette M | Reviewed this property |
There're 2: Fitzroy: hiking, 'muck diving / snorkelling', occasional remarkable animals like snake eels & dugong ... ockies & shovel nose rays under the pier (the walkway to the dock; don't dive / snorkel under the dock; it... More
There're 2: Fitzroy: hiking, 'muck diving / snorkelling', occasional remarkable animals like snake eels & dugong ... ockies & shovel nose rays under the pier (the walkway to the dock; don't dive / snorkel under the dock; it scares the boat skippers!), beautiful Nudey beach (not a nudist beach) full of nudibranchs, molluscs and sponges just off shore....... & Green Island; quick & easy round the island walk, easy beginners' beach, plenty of tropical vegetation, plenty of parrotfish, some epaulette sharks (cute, unintimidating, about 25cm long, look like spotty sausages), some butterfly fish species.