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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wow!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Gorgeous open air family friendly swimming pool. well laid out and clean. It's huge and starts at paddling depth. Varied depth throughout. If at the coast end you could almost be in an infinity pool.

Visited December 2012
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“Free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

A huge Free Man Made swimming pool in the middle of the city! A great well looked after place to cool down from the hot tropical sun, Life guards on hand to enure everyones safety. & did you know it from the air it is the shape of queensland... LOL A great place to enjoy the endless summer that is Cairns.

Visited August 2013
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“Fun without the fish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Fun for those who want the ocean atmosphere without the fish! My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our time here. The lagoon is lovely, and it has a spectacular view--very much like being at the beach!

Visited August 2013
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“Its good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

I liked it so much. Give it a try. You will love it. There are life guards around for your safety. The water is clean and you can enjoy the sunshine after having a swim.

Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Amazing pool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Awesome pool to relax and refresh yourself! It is a clean pool and great for the kids. All facilities around: BBQ, SHowers, toilets!

Visited August 2013
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