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Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon

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Address: 52 - 54 The Esplanade Cairns, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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+61 7 4044 3715
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wed 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Tue 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Escape the summer heat at one of Cairns' best known landmarks, the...

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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Great place to catch some sun

The lagoon is a great area always clean and tidy with good life guards. There is a lot of room to swim so even on a busy day you will be able to relax. Some times the water was a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The lagoon is a great area always clean and tidy with good life guards. There is a lot of room to swim so even on a busy day you will be able to relax. Some times the water was a bit warmer, especially on hot summer days, but it is still a nice place to see.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've loved visiting the lagoon. Great facilities and the lagoon caters to all ages with shallow parts for smaller kids to play safely. And it's free and in a great spot to just cross the road to watch the bats fly in, grab a bite to eat then visit the night markets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a very beautiful and nice spot for family with young children. The water is very clean and the depth varies so that it could fit different age groups. My son enjoyed playing in here. A lovely place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place on a hot day. Enough shade places and a cafe. Toilets and showers are clean.Bring a book with you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is such a nice spot to bring the kids. Lots of shade and lawns around with the open sea as a backdrop

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place for anyone and everyone and it's free good with locals and tourists very enjoyable place especially for kids

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Looks better than it actually is. To warm. Gritty on the bottom. If theres a pool at the hotel use that. Will be more relaxing and refreshing. It is a nice free feature though and life guards do a great job. Needs more R n R spots ( grass is boggy) and shade.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent experience - Like a 5 star hotel waterfront - Might need a little more seats & shades but definitely the thing to do with young children in Cairns to mitigate the heat anytime of year - The change rooms more than adequate - A real sort of tropical reef sort of theme & a few top of the range... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a busy time over Christmas so we decided to all meet at the lagoon. BBQ were busy but most people just fitted in. We shared a table with another family who left before more people arrived. Swimming with life guard short walk to shops or down to wharf where there were lots of vessels. Normal slip slop slap... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were initially hesitate to swim in this free public swimming pool. But once we jumped in, we love this place! The water is saltwater and very clean. It was crowded but it was so big there is plenty of room for everyone. Great view, lifeguards are keep watching, various depth suitable for everyone. We spent hours here from afternoon... More 

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