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“Boardwalk +Swimming Lagoon = great community facilities”

Esplanade Boardwalk
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$60.83*
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Cairns City Morning Bike Tour
Ranked #12 of 135 things to do in Cairns
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Owner description: The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5km stretch of foreshore in the heart of Cairns that is managed by Cairns Regional Council. The parklands, playgrounds, boardwalk, Lagoon and recreational facilities are all free entry. Come along and enjoy this stunning facility.
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great views out over the Coral Sea, with good birdwatching opportunties on the mud flats at low tide. BBQ facilities all the way along the boardwalk, with a great kids playground (+cafe), skate park and swimming lagoon, all offering plenty of free activities. There's a free filtered water station to refill your bottles at the Southern end near Spence Street. Keep an eye out for famous blues muso Johnno busking outside maccas in the evening - he's a local legend!

Thank MozzieDundee
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We walked the length of the boardwalk from opposite the Holiday Inn, along the Esplanade, past the Lagoon and along to the Marina.

Very clean and lots of people were jogging - in fact there are fitness stations at intervals alongside the boardwalk. Cairns seems to have a big emphasis on fitness.

Great for an evening's promenade too. At dusk all the colourful lorikeets flock to the seafront trees to roost for the night.

Thank mkjan13
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Liked the views over the Trinity Bay, the whole setup of the boardwalk, and signs with information on indigenous culture. Nice on the weekend evenings, children play on the elements on the grass, people enjoy restaurants sitting outside, sometimes live music. No dislikes worthy to mention.

Thank MorskaVydra
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Many of my friends walk the Esplanade Boardwalk daily as part of their fitness regimes. It's a wonderful, scenic walk however, it needs more shady TREES! I've done the walk a few times, but ended up darting all over the place to find some shade - friends start really early to miss the morning sun.

Thank brucie12
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The boardwalk is appox. 3 km long. The view is amazing and a lot of people run, rollerblade or do other kinds of sport.

Thank Anne-Sofie W
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