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Muddy's Playground

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Address: The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4044 3715
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Muddy's playground is open every day of the year between 9am and 7pm...

Muddy's playground is open every day of the year between 9am and 7pm (including public holidays and weekends). Sections of Muddy's are closed for maintenance on Tuesday and Thursday mornings until noon. Even when maintenance works are being carried out, Council aims to have at least half the playground available for use.

Muddy's is a modern, fun, safe, splash playground and parkland. It incorporates active, passive, interactive and educational facilities with a combination of play equipment. Muddy's playground is themed "Life in Trinity Bay" and the playground includes water play areas plus a flying fox, sound chimes, track ride, rope bridge, slides, play houses, story telling areas, see-saw, trick track and puzzle games.

Please note that the disabled-use Liberty Swing uses the MLAK national keying system. For access please ask at Muddy's cafe.

Muddy's has two toilet facilities one at the north end of Muddy's near the cafe and one at the southern end of Muddy's.

Muddy's has barbecues, picnic tables and an on-site cafe.

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GOod for kids

Nice place for the kids to play close to the harbour, lots of options and the kids seem to enjoy the space

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Dubbo, Australia
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Dubbo, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice place for the kids to play close to the harbour, lots of options and the kids seem to enjoy the space

Thank Sharport67
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Free fun spread out across a reasonable stretch of the Cairns Esplanade. Climbing frames, interactive musical parts, various wet areas, seated flying fox, log swing and more. Cafe there too. Good prices.

Thank kmurr38
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely water features and lots of small areas. Great sand area. All very clean. Lots of seating for parents and nice cafe close by. Lots of shade too

Thank Lesley H
Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was forced to find something to do with my toddler when she wasn't allowed on the bus to the Bungee spot. So we walked about a kilometer in the Cairns heat to this playground. All the grumpiness from the walk melted away when my daughter entered Muddy's. Little pools, fountains, slides, swings, a zipline ... very clean and well... More 

Thank dee_swam
Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I Had the best time with my two Grandsons at Christmas I think I enjoyed it equally as my boys did. The place was well organised and not to many people in there it was safe and I'd happily go back although it was tiring just as well we could get a drink there. the kiosk was pretty good and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome water play and dry play areas for kids WITH A CAFE IN THE MIDDLE!!! The cafe is pretty average - fish and chips, milkshakes etc - but what sort of genius put a cafe in the middle of a playground? My boy has been enjoying this place for ten years - from 2 years to 12 years - so... More 

Thank Zelda D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what we in UK would call a play park, but its a good one with some fantastic apparatus. Most of it is in the shade which is a bonus. There is a cafe right next door for cool drinks or snacks. It's not far from the lagoon so give the kids a play and then a swim. And... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best place around for the kids to play. No gates however so you need to watch little ones like a hawk. Food is basic and expensive but the views are amazing!

Thank EuroChik
Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice place to visit in Cairns especially if you want to swim while there.Swimming away from the box jelly fish stingers is a must,as these creatures are deadly.This pool is very clean and is salt water.

Thank GCCM78
St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lots of free activities for kids here. At the end on the esplanade, an easy walk from the town center. Nice cafe

Thank BobPat11

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