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Muddy's Playground

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Address: The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4044 3715
Today
09:00 - 19:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Muddy's playground is open every day of the year between 9am and 7pm...

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 out, Council aims to have at least half the playground available for use.

Muddy's is a modern, fun, safe, splash playground and parkland. It incorporates active, passive, interactive and educational facilities with a combination of play equipment. Muddy's playground is themed "Life in Trinity Bay" and the playground includes water play areas plus a flying fox, sound chimes, track ride, rope bridge, slides, play houses, story telling areas, see-saw, trick track and puzzle games.

Please note that the disabled-use Liberty Swing uses the MLAK national keying system. For access please ask at Muddy's cafe.

Muddy's has two toilet facilities one at the north end of Muddy's near the cafe and one at the southern end of Muddy's.

Muddy's has barbecues, picnic tables and an on-site cafe.

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A great spot

We have visited there a few times while we stay in Cairns with 2 x 6yr olds, a 9 and 10 yr old and they all love it. Running from the water to the slides to the zip line. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have visited there a few times while we stay in Cairns with 2 x 6yr olds, a 9 and 10 yr old and they all love it. Running from the water to the slides to the zip line. It wears them out while the adults rest.

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Thank Kim M
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't forget the swimmers for the kids, water sprays and many activities for the kids. Spent half a day here without any problems. You can relax at the cafe while the kids play. Cafe good value

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Thank Vicki H
Kewarra Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This child friendly spot is a god send for tired parents looking for a place to destroy the energy levels of their hyperactive children. A single Congradulation to Cairns Council on the sheer majesty of this place.

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Thank wazaroundoz
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great set up for young kids to play in water fountains and slides.Located beside the bay and shops and close to the marina. Fun for hot days for the kids.

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Thank Peter V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great food at the cafe - a hidden gem. People come to let the kids play but as a local i come for the food.

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Thank Susan W
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed very close to here and visited almost daily. Great spot for a cuppa, ice-cream and even fish and chips. The kids loved the playground - both water and dry areas and we enjoyed the time for a relaxing drink.

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Thank Mandy B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

after booking accom at the hotel cairns because of its proximity to the esplanade I also booked the buffet breakfast..huge mistake..worse breakfast ever...we wanted a real coffee so I googled coffee close by and muddies came up as the best and they weren't wrong...really good coffee and breakfast...so relaxing to watch the world go by..really Google service to....kept getting 10percent... More 

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Thank MelbourneFly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The playground is very big (long) and has multiple dry and wet play areas with BBQ facilities. There are sections for younger children and older children. Prime location on the Cairns promenade and it's free!

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Thank Lauren C
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for the kids. Mixture of equipment for different areas. Saw them cleaning in all whilst at breaky at the cafe. Didn't get to play in the water but on the playground. Kids loved the swinging log and the flying fox.

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Thank Shannon C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been there several times, but still cannot get the reason for having a shallow tab to swim, with chlorinated water (just a few meters from the bay; yes I do know about some paradises, but there are other solutions), etc.

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