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“Esplanage pool”

Cairns Esplanade Swimming 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.While you are on the Cairns Esplanade why not check out the Cottage Industry Market, 8am - 4pm every Saturday, in the Plaza just next to the Lagoon. Why not enjoy the weekend's live music featuring local bands with the stage set up next to the Lagoon. The Cairns Esplanade also boasts Beach Volleyball Courts, Bouldering Park, Skate Park, BBQs, Active Living Fitness Classes, Muddy's Playground, Funship Playgrounds and so much more, all free for casual use. Come along and enjoy!
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“Esplanage pool”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

This has to be one of the best facilities I have ever seen. A huge complex of pools, some sheltered catering for children and all ages and right on the beach front and FREE. I was very impressed. What a great Shire to provide this facility free.

Visited November 2012
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Cairns, Australia
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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.

Visited October 2012
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“A great transformation”
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

Visited December 2011
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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“Refreshing and relaxing pool that is free”
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.

Visited October 2012
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“#1 Free Spot”
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!

Visited November 2012
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