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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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“nice walk” (215 reviews)
The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice and relaxing place with good restaurants to seat and enjoy the view over the water. It is very safe.

Thank BeaBi
Reviewed 6 days ago

Late sfternoon stroll down the Boardwalk with a beautiful lady (wife!!) is a pleasure. Ocean views on one side and commerial shops on the other, plenty of sheltered seats to take a break and wistfully takee in the breathtaking scenery - another day in Paradise....

Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

1st night of 6. We love this city! Very safe at night. So much to see! Night food court is interesting. So many food choices and shops. Planning to do massage in the next day or two - has very reasonable prices. Can't wait to...More

Thank Cherie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took this walk one morning. Decided to just walk for 2 km but this then turned out to be 7km plus. Lovely walk, lots of beach side exercise equipment to use.

Thank suemL8612CE
Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic views! I could walk and eat my food watching the views! waving at fellow visitors and made "new" friends with local birds.

Thank _tamaflavensen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful view! It’s totally worth it walk around! The public pool is so pretty! And the walk way is so nice!

Thank lee08br
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful day shopping on the esplanade and listening to a band in the park. The fish sculptures in the huge public pool are very memorable

Thank Austin-pi-66
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Esplanade runs along the beach. It is a beautiful place to walk or cycle or jog. It offers loads of places to sit and contemplate the world. If you are a fitness buff it has exercise points all along the way with equipment for...More

Thank H_and_Lucy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just got back from two weeks in Australia and one of my favorite experiences was walking along the Esplanade Boardwalk in Cairns. I was in Cairns for three days and all three evenings walked along the boardwalk as dusk turned to evening. The Esplanade...More

Thank cornwallst59
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the really good Cairns experiences that is totally free!! Whether you want to walk a couple of hundred metres or 2-3kms the Boardwalk is a great way to learn about the natural and cultural environment of great part of Far North Queensland. Bird-watchers...More

Thank wunderlust_aus
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April 10, 2016|
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
April 10, 2016|
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
December 19, 2015|
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.