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Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
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Ranked #10 of 135 things to do in Cairns
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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 January 15, 2013

A sort of Oasis in the middle of Chaos.No where else to swim or cool off in Cairns, except for A/C shops.

Thank Anthea E
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Come and meet the rest of cairns travellers and some locals. Plenty of room, clean and well serviced. Is a great spot.

Thank linoss
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

The children loved the pool environment and there were lots of different areas around the park for them to engage with. My son loved the sandy edges and the graded swimming pool so he could choose how deep he went. My daughter loved the fish and water spouts.

Thank Jodi J
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Great for cooling down on a hot summers day. Great sea views from the pool, good location near all the pubs cafes and restaurants. Highly recommend Cairns, lots to see and do. Many tours going out to the great barrier reef so if your in to diving and snorkelling, then this is the place to go.

Thank Gazz W
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We ended up taking a refreshing dip in the Esplanade Lagoon almost every evening we were in Cairns. Great facility and a nice place to wind down after a day of snorkeling or sight seeing

Thank Steff Y
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