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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...more
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The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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Reviewed yesterday

We ran here every morning of our stay, nice track, we felt safe and it was easy to get a coffee at the end of our run

Thank Alex M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is Awesome on a hot day great crowd markets shops close to everything good atmosphere multicultural crowd all relaxed and down to earth great place to cool off and unwind

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great walk, from the restaurants, the lagoon, and the kids area, to all the exercise stations and benches if you just want to chill. Ample tree cover to make it pleasant on a hot day.

Thank Vicky J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful walk from northern beach into the city. Sea mountains and abundant bird life. Parkland is perfectly maintained by the council and plenty of bins and drinking stations provided along the way for both people and their dogs. Heavily used by walkers, jogger, cyclist and...More

Thank deniseharvey
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good place to exercise or just have a walk. There are a lot of free good facilities such as beach volleyball court, tennis court, skateboard park, and barbeque. Use comfort outfit when you go here coz it is a long broadwalk. Coming here at noon...More

Thank Asangki N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most beautiful boardwalk I’ve ever been seen apart from the wonderful views of the ocean it has a free open air swimming pool with life guards in attendance. A lovely play ares for little ones cafe bars etc. A full day can...More

Thank LittleDave49
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a delightful walk along past the lagoon (huge outdoor swimming area). Possibly best at higher tide but at low tide there are various birds on the mud flats. Heaps of eateries nearby

Thank qaatalia
Reviewed 1 week ago

we wandered along the board walk during the evening at went over to the night markets, parking was relative easy, well lit area

Thank 2012Deb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have little ones go to the water park. There are different sections suiting different age groups and alot of it is under shelter. The cafe there is great, good food and fast. Toilets are in easy reach. A very easy day out with...More

Thank Team-NC D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent parks and gardens beside the sea. Lots of areas to sit, bbqs and shade . Good for children to run around. Play areas. Very relaxed walking.

Thank monika b
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10 April 2016|
Response from Stevenyzwife | Reviewed this property |
In Cairns, the good places can be Crystal Cascades, the beach/ bush areas from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. The windy road up to Koransa from Cairns can also provide some. Some of the places like Milla Milla falls and the... More
10 April 2016|
Response from Stevenyzwife | Reviewed this property |
Free look outs again are along the road from Cairns to Mareeba, Cape Tribulation etc. up the mountain from Smithfield to Kuranda has a few city look outs, and to the local dam. There should be a few down near Earlsville but... More
20 December 2015|
Response from EsplanadeLagoon | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. The Esplanade is very close to the Hilton Hotel, just a nice short stroll along the boardwalk. The Esplanade is 2.5km long featuring both footpath and boardwalk areas.