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Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon

52 - 54 The Esplanade Cairns, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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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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52 - 54 The Esplanade Cairns, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The lagoon pool is a must for any visitor to Cairns, as it has all the feel of the beach with the safety of a pool. The pool is kept perfect by the local city council and is always a pleasure to use. The pool...More

Thank C3888KLmarkc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfect, clean shallow pool for little kids to enjoy themselves. There was also a lifeguard on watch when we were there. Nice vibe with markets on the Saturday.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place for kids of any age. Cairns council seem to do an amazing job and their workers take alot of pride in the place. No rubbish, ciggerate butts or dog poo insight. Enjoyable experience

1  Thank Mandy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place in the city centre to enjoy on a hot day. So much fun for all ages. Very clean pool. Very safe for young children

Thank Debra D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't interested in going swimming but it creates a really nice atmosphere with the Swimming Lagoon on the Esplanade at Cairns.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow I wasn’t expecting much then we parked the car and we walked to the lagoon and it was impressive everything about that place was really well thought from the gardens, lights, the lagoon lots of free BBQ areas and also lots of good restaurants...More

Thank Pryscila B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lovely pool is right in town. And it's free! Great if you want to go for a quick dip to cool off or if you have little ones. There's lockers so you lock up your bags if your worried about leaving them while swimming.

Thank Jedda R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The government looks good after the place but its nothing special. Its not peewater in the pool and all around it its very clean

Thank Julian R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great atmosphere of very relaxing and plenty of seating for as well as free BBQs. It's right on the beach so a great view

Thank Scrummybuns M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning lagoon. Perfect place to have a dip and enjoy the sun. Plenty of shaded area aswell. ❤️ Highly recommend visiting here.

Thank Alexandria B
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3 September 2017|
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Response from donna1981xx | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anywhere, we bought some beach towels from a nearby gift shop.
14 February 2017|
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Response from MTB1970 | Reviewed this property |
yes it is
27 January 2016|
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Response from John A |
No. This is not for serious swimming.

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