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Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon

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Address: 52 - 54 The Esplanade Cairns, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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+61 7 4044 3715
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06:00 - 21:00
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Wed 12:00 - 21:00
Thu - Tue 06:00 - 21:00
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Escape the summer heat at one of Cairns' best known landmarks, the...

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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Very pleasant with all the shade on the lawns to sit and enjoy the view to the ocean and very close to all the shops and boat trips great for children

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Very pleasant with all the shade on the lawns to sit and enjoy the view to the ocean and very close to all the shops and boat trips great for children

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ideally located within ready access to the heart of Cairns and only a brief stroll to some quality Asian cheap eats from the Night Markets to satisfy those post-swim hunger pangs

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to sun bake and go for a swim. Water is clean and warm. Plus there are lockers which you can hire to secure your belongings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and clean public area, great pool open late very social with bbq areas. Right on the coast, great night market opposite with bars and restaurants aplenty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little family relaxing area. Plenty of places for a bbq or picnic. Lush views all around of the bay and the mountains. Good facility. For locals and visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a beautiful lagoon, very clean multiple sections of different depths stunning all round view lots of grassy areas and trees for shade few BBQs dotted around with picnic benches

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a pool at our hotel - but this place looks lovely - and free it seems! The fake beach ( real sand) is a nice touch. Much safer than braving the sharks and crocs!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cairns too hot and muggy for you? Enjoy a swim or chill and sunbath at this beautiful large outdoor pool near CBD for free. Very clean and comfy. Even a "fake beach." We didn't want to leave! Open all day and night! Very shallow and safe. 0.5 - 1.5 m deep. Available: Many eateries and cafes nearby Public toilets Shaded... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

awesome trip will try to go again in future will sharemy wxp to others bxjdddodksdj jfjfjfjcidhfjfjd

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love how there is big tree's over the outdoor furniture, the area is very clean & open.. It's a great spot to find some shade & a good book and just spend the day.

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