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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 via mobile

Loved this walk on a hot beautiful day and appreciated how well kept and nicely serviced with life guard this esplanade is and very safe ! Kept crocs out

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Justsaygrace
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've spend a month in Cairns now, and the walk down the esplanade is still my absolute favourite spot in the town.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JosefineBruun
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great fun splashing with my children aged 7 and 8 in the large lagoon pool on the Esplanade. It’s just a few minutes walk from nearby hotels and there are plenty of restaurant options around. Also a great walkway with some exercise equipment and numerous...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shalendram2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must is to walk around the Esplanade in Cairns. Beautiful garden, nice restaurants and a great atmosphere. Watching the sunset or just enjoying the scenery.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank virginieo239
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Boardwalk is clean, safe and roomy for walking. A great part of visiting Cairns. Would be great if the town considered having food carts with local foods featured along the way.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ksP3281FS
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Esplanade Walk is a credit to the Cairns City Council, so clean and beautiful it is a pleasure to walk along the boardwalk which goes forever.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dorwie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best things in life are free and this is definitely the highlight of trip to Cairns. Not only does it border the seaside but it is well maintained, has something for all ages. Outdoor adult exercise equipment, children's play area, skateboard park, picnic areas,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a hotel overlooking the boardwalk on the Esplanade in Cairns, Fantastic, it has free BBQ's, seating, shade, beautiful greenery, Birds, bats at night, It is a credit to the council and people of Cairns, the Council staff work around the clock to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AusTurk2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cairns isn’t a large town, but the boardwalk is lively all the time. The locals are running on the paths, and tourists are strolling up and down the boardwalk enjoying the scenery. You won’t miss it if in Cairns.

Date of experience: January 2019
12  Thank PillowPopper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regular visitor to PD and was looking forward the concept of a boardwalk around the headland. When it was finally opened in 2018 it was totally inaccessible to older or disabled people due to steps/stairs everywhere. It was also clearly going to suffer with heavy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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EsplanadeLagoon, Front Office Manager at Esplanade Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, you have left a review for the Esplanade Boardwalk in Cairns however I think you might be referring to a location in Port Douglas?

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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.