Esplanade Boardwalk

Esplanade Boardwalk, Cairns: Hours, Address, Esplanade Boardwalk Reviews: 4.5/5

Esplanade Boardwalk
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5 km 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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Susan
2 contributions
Dec 2021
the esplanade cairns qld. when you walk on the esplanade you get exercise, as well as the views are awesome, plenty of restaurants to chose from, the meals are great and look appetising to go back again there's so much to do in cairns, Perfect place to visit to have a great time, you need to put cairns on your bucket list.
Written January 16, 2022
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Rachel198005
Yeppoon, Australia181 contributions
Dec 2021
We stayed opposite the esplanade and we had plenty to do as a family. The beach volleyball courts and basketball courts were getting lots of use, and so was the playgrounds. There was a cafe next to the playground, making it perfect place to stop. Further along was a beautifully lit walkway through the trees with multicolored lights. As we were there at Christmas time, they had a gorgeous big tree set up. Great for photos and a lovely walk. The lagoon is so big there can be lots of people there and still not feel like other people are right on top of you. It's a great place for families as these are all free to use. Great paths for scooters etc too.
Written January 11, 2022
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Brian E
Melbourne, Australia117 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
What could be better than finishing a lovely dinner in Cairns on the waterfront walk into then to an ice cream shop ordering some ice cream and taking a walk down the boardwalk on the cairns foreshore. Taking a walk along the boardwalk just seems like the right thing to do with the end of the day people parading up and down some with dogs some with ice cream’s to others just enjoying the cool breeze coming off the ocean at the end of the day. Just don’t miss this one it should be mandatory when visiting Cairns
Written January 6, 2022
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Cheryll M
Greater Adelaide, Australia297 contributions
Oct 2021
The Boardwalk is a lovely way to walk off a meal or just to go and enjoy a casual stroll. We saw so many Pelicans on a walk it was lovely.
Written January 4, 2022
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Barbara L
Adelaide, Australia310 contributions
Dec 2021
We walked along here and there was many places to eat along here. The beach was very muddy looking but lucky for the kids the lagoon was perfect substitute for them to swim
Written December 28, 2021
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,284 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Certainly the area to be in Cairns after dark, during the day lots of people going for walk but can be a little hit and humid.

I would go at night time when cooler, great lighting along the boardwalk and many restaurants and bars to enjoy at night time.

Evening has a really good vibe and atmosphere to it with the night markets, outdoor pool etc adding to the buzz of the area.

Safe and friendly for all the family.
Written December 25, 2021
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Rudi Engelen
Nerang, Australia15 contributions
Nov 2021
a great place to visit at dusk, and the lagoon is tremendous. It was extremely popular by families..The few buskers made entertainment for everyone. You just have to ignore some of the indigenous people having squabbles
Written November 26, 2021
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Narell504
Mackay, Australia8 contributions
Nov 2021
The Cairns boardwalk is amazing, it is wide and and kept clean, it is alive with people most times of the day. At night it lights up and is an excellent way to walk and see all the places you have for eating out.
Written November 8, 2021
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Darren S
91 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
I was last in Cairns about 10 years ago and the Esplanade was nice, but it has undergone a substantial regeneration. New hotels, restaurants, (along with some old favourites) and an extended and wider sidewalk have lifted the area substantially. If you liked the Esplanade before, you'll love it now.
Written November 4, 2021
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SharonR
4 contributions
Nov 2021
Absolutely amazing walk in the mornings, easy, great sights, lots of options, not too crowded. Safe and accessible.
Written November 3, 2021
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