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Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
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Owner description: 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.
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

I am a local and I visit the Lagoon frequently with my kids. It is excellent free fun, and a credit to Cairns.

Thank Jennfromoz
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

This was once a mud flat; but the city has had the foresight to make it into a very relaxing place. Great for people watching; but the fish sculptures and other art works make it a delightful place

Thank FlyingkiwiOamaru
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The swimming lagoon is free and is located right in the middle of the CBD along the waterfront. It is an enormous pool with plenty of grassy areas to lay out and has a fantastic view out to the ocean. If you are looking for a great place for a relaxing time in a pool without having to deal with the jellyfish in the ocean then I would highly recommend visiting the Cairns Espalande Swimming Lagoon.

Thank globetrekker123
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Fantastic location to look at the pool, look at the ocean, and look at people (babies, kids, schoollers, young adults, adults, and elderly) all gathered in one place!

Thank Draxir
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Drop off your shopping on the way back to your car and have a dip in the outdoor pool, toilets and changing areas nearby and council run BBQ s and lawned areas to enjoy the sun and have a family meal in the open air

Thank Grousebeater
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