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Esplanade Boardwalk

The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5km stretch of foreshore in the heart of Cairns that is managed by Cairns Regional Council. The parklands, playgrounds, boardwalk, Lagoon and recreational facilities are all free entry. Come along and enjoy this stunning facility.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“great walk” (195 reviews)
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The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4044 3715
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"great walk"
in 195 reviews
"exercise stations"
in 125 reviews
"beach volleyball"
in 69 reviews
"gym equipment"
in 59 reviews
"mud flats"
in 89 reviews
"board walk"
in 129 reviews
"lagoon pool"
in 52 reviews
"low tide"
in 83 reviews
"bird life"
in 82 reviews
"muddy's playground"
in 54 reviews
"night market"
in 48 reviews
"stroll"
in 433 reviews
"pelicans"
in 147 reviews
"jog"
in 100 reviews
"skate"
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"buskers"
in 68 reviews
"mudflats"
in 75 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An easy place to spend time strolling and talking to friends etc.Everybody who visits Cairns does this walk.

Thank nadyjay
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good for an up and back walk. Pleasant and safe. People walking, doing exercise etc. The tide was out in the morning so the mud flats not so picturesque but was ok. Cafe after a walk at many places nearby.

Thank Adrian W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great wide boardwalk with plenty of room. The sea on one side and the hustle and bustle of the busy Esplanade restaurants just across from a lovely area of grass and stunning trees a place to walk anytime of day or evening. Friendly atmosphere

Thank suzzannecampbell
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not sure how long the esplanade actually is we were based toward the airport and not far from the hospital but that's quite good for a nice stroll you can see the mudflats when the tide is out and we watched the planes take...More

Thank james m
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great clean facilities, a popular place to bring family, friends, yourself...plenty of free activities available like yoga or volleyball. Would be a good place to watch the subset I can imagine.

Thank NinjaS84
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed walking on the Boardwalk at different times during our stay in Cairns. We so lots of different wildlife.

Thank PearceFamily
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful walk, at the end near the airport there is a mangrove walk where you can see baby crocs at high tide.

Thank Chelseaspie
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great place to wander along and stop at the various parks , cafes and lagoon along the way Nice and flat so ideal for all ages

Thank Laura G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a very pleasant and easy walk and it had some hi end restaurants if that’s what your after. Also a great view back at all the shops and restaurants

Thank kghaymes
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A visit to Cairns would not be complete without a stroll along the Esplanade Boardwalk. Guessing, maybe 2 1/2 kms south to north, lots of family areas, children's playgrounds, exercise areas complete with interactive exercise boards, a cycle path, skate park, beach volley ball courts,...More

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50kristie
April 10, 2016|
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Response from Stevenyzwife | Reviewed this property |
In Cairns, the good places can be Crystal Cascades, the beach/ bush areas from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. The windy road up to Koransa from Cairns can also provide some. Some of the places like Milla Milla falls and the... More
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50kristie
April 10, 2016|
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Response from Stevenyzwife | Reviewed this property |
Free look outs again are along the road from Cairns to Mareeba, Cape Tribulation etc. up the mountain from Smithfield to Kuranda has a few city look outs, and to the local dam. There should be a few down near Earlsville but... More
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gobroncos2015
December 19, 2015|
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Response from EsplanadeLagoon | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. The Esplanade is very close to the Hilton Hotel, just a nice short stroll along the boardwalk. The Esplanade is 2.5km long featuring both footpath and boardwalk areas.
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