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Muddy's Playground

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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A great open air playground.

This is a huge open air area, complete with pools, that can be used at no charge by all. It even... read more

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Harry H
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Marple, United Kingdom
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Brilliant Cafe for drinks or a meal. I recommed an early morning coffee hit and breakfast with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stewie52
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Cairns, Australia
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  • Average3%
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“water features”(69 reviews)
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Muddy's playground is open every day of the year between 9am and 7pm (including public holidays and weekends). Sections of Muddy's are closed for maintenance on Tuesday and Thursday mornings until noon. Even when maintenance works are being carried...more
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The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 April 2014

situated on the esplanade waterfront and close to downtown the playground is a must visit for the under 5 crowd and their parents

4  Thank lucky4881
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 August 2012

This place was meant to take a leaf out of townsville's book and build a fun water playground like the one on townsvilles strand. Unfortunately muddys was built instead. It really is only fun for 0-3 year olds with the tiny streams of water coming...More

4  Thank SarahInCairns
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Reviewed today

This is a huge open air area, complete with pools, that can be used at no charge by all. It even has changing rooms with shower facilities. Marvellous. Well done to the city council.

Thank Harry H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant Cafe for drinks or a meal. I recommed an early morning coffee hit and breakfast with spectacular views

Thank Stewie52
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of fun playground equipment, bathroom close by, also fun is The lagoon nearby for adults and children.

Thank Christa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My one year old loved Muddy, and we of course loved it as well. After all the very expensive activities one can do in Australia, this playground is the one thing for free that a parent with young children can't miss. We spent three afternoons...More

Thank Gabriela R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous park, loads of fun to be had, very clean and well looked after, easily one of the best we have been to. Great place for children of all ages to play and discover. There is so much here from refreshing water play to sensory...More

Thank travelculturepassion
Reviewed 1 week ago

While my son and husband were waddling in the pool. I was doing a mid morning Zumba with a fantastic leader. This place is free for all, let's start with that, and so I did not put in a lot of expectations. But it was...More

Thank JanLamp
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are various water spots to play in, heaps of climbing equipment and it's for all ages of children. The whole thing has a beachy-oceany vibe and it is just brilliant. My daughter had a ball climbing on the giant fish.

Thank SamanthaV595
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend a few hours on a warm day. The water play areas are great for the kids. The playgrounds are second to none

Thank mooref309
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Muddy’s Is an unexpected spot on the Esplanade. Good set up for kids, let’s them play, unwind in a safe and friendly environment, while parents and grandparents can enjoy a good cup of coffee. Close to parking which is an added bonus as well as...More

Thank debra s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my daughter here in January.. she had such a great time. So many different play areas for kids to enjoy.. doesn't feel crowded. Only improvement I see is more bench seating would be nice.

Thank TheqldTraveller12
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annabartho
6 August 2018|
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Response from cairns082018 | Reviewed this property |
There’s no parking area for muddies, just road side parking, which is free for 3 hours at a time.
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Jody_Mogo
20 October 2016|
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Response from Achillies2016 | Reviewed this property |
Anywhere Along the esplanade is good. From harbour lights to muddys its a 10 minute walk. Big rooms there. Easy order coffee downstairs at dundees real real early in the morning !
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