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“The Lagoon and surrounding areas are just amazing... For all age groups from babies to oldies..”

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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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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“The Lagoon and surrounding areas are just amazing... For all age groups from babies to oldies..”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

The Fresh water lagoon has a state of the art safe filtering system to take away that very last germ.. Surrounded by BBQs that are free for all to use this "Venue overlooks the beautiful Esplinade area with childrens play grounds, magnificient walk ways , cycle paths and even the bands play here .. Markets are there every saturday and local products are just the best trophies you could ever take home.. and cheap..
The whole area overlooks the ocean and rainforest is surrounding the city in massive amazing hills of beauty

Visited June 2013
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“Perfect playground for a toddler”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Cairns has it all for toddlers, Esplanade Lagoon Pool, Tree House And Muddies Playground. Add on Green Island, Kuranda Scenic Railway,Butterfly Park etc.... The list is endless. Personally i think this place is worth revisiting.

Visited August 2012
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Cairns, Australia
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“Carns Esplanade and Lagoon”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I love the Cairns Esplanade its all free BBQ's, Swimming Lagoon, always some sort of exercise going on for free to keep fit while travelling and I think its best to stay in Cairns CBD area you can always get a good deal for accom online Cairns fruit Market is great for cheap tropical fruits I personally think Cairns is the better base then travel to Port Douglas etc for day trips unfortunately Restaurants are expensive and average but if you smart you can get deals or cook yourself on the esplanade My favourite Breakfast or lunch is Breky Burrito at Lilypad in Grafton st.big enough to share for 2 people.Like all tourist destinations there are good and bad food Cairns has some great coffee cafes

Visited March 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“Something for everyone”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is the best any where in the world that I know of has it all:-
Location to shops, toilets.
Free no charge
Safe has security
Police office on site
Has BBQ
No security fences
Water is clean
Has life guards on site
Suitable for all ages

Visited December 2012
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Cairns, Australia
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“free swimming pool”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

a great poolto go towhilst staying in cairns.costs nothing and they have lockers for your valuables,for low price.there is a kiosk on location too.

Visited October 2012
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