Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Boardwalk
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5 km 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 this stunning facility.
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famadven
Wellington, New Zealand310 contributions
Jan 2023
This was a lovely walk - we walked up as far as the airport then back down ending up at the cruise terminal. It was great to see so many people utilising the walkway. The pool area was absolutely buzzing with people which was great to see.
Written 26 January 2023
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alanamy69
Marikina, Philippines80 contributions
Jan 2023
The Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk provides the perfect opportunity for a relaxing stroll along the waterfront. The boardwalk is well maintained. The landscaping in the grassed areas beside the boardwalk is of the highest standard. There is also free Council provided exercise equipment in a couple of areas, a huge patrolled lagoon for swimming, numerous free barbecues and shaded tables with seating, and children's play areas. Across from the boardwalk are numerous shops and restaurant/cafes.
Written 19 January 2023
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Lewis G
New York City, NY11 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Everything in Cairns was extraordinary. Weather was rainy but still magnificent. Seeing crocodiles and much more. We enjoyed the vegan cuisine
Written 11 January 2023
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Yael D
35 contributions
Dec 2022
The lagoon is supervised by lifeguards till 9pm. (of course, they're not babysitters so don't just leave your kids!) My kids spent the vast majority of our time in Cairns at the Lagoon
even when it was raining. Take an umbrella as there aren't many undercover spots. The Lagoon is across the road from the Night Markets which are also fun to visit.
Written 6 January 2023
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Chris C
Moscow, Russia36 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
We loved this place, with so many shops and restaurants. We had a wonderful walk across the whole area and would recommended this to anyone visiting cairns.
Written 30 December 2022
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK5,440 contributions
Nov 2022
The reef eye ferris wheel looks the part with cylindrical gondolas, and the lady at the cash desk saved us $20, we were going to pay for a private gondolas, but she said we would get one anyway so we got in cheaper! In fairness not much to see as you go round but it is a very smooth ride. Plus The herd, the forms represent the backs of large creatures moving out to sea and are an amazing feature on the Esplanade. Made of granite they stand out on a flat landscape.
Written 30 November 2022
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mydnyght
Perth, Australia89 contributions
Nov 2022
Something for everyone, from walks to artwork, free workout equipment to playgrounds for the kids including a water one that appeared very safe even for the little ones. The lagoon at the end is amazing complete with lifeguards. There are water fountains at frequent intervals and a cafe as well. BBQ's and tables are available as well. I also loved the memorials that to me are important.

Watching the way the council looks after this place is impressive, during the time I was there the number of times I saw council workers visiting and ensuring it was a safe, tidy and well maintained area was impressive, even down to the gentleman walking along the section of sandy beach picking up rubbish.
Written 29 November 2022
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tabhauser
Glen Cove, NY787 contributions
Sep 2022
The esplanade makes a pleasant walk anytime. We saw pelicans a few times. We liked the art work and parks along it.
Written 21 November 2022
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scvrose
Fiddletown, CA1,009 contributions
Nov 2022
We walked up and down the Esplanade more than once. Wide paths, pretty safe even at night as they are well lit. Good way to get around town.
Written 18 November 2022
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Jason S
5 contributions
Nov 2022
Cairns council have knocked this out of the park. Always clean and very well maintained, lots to see and do as you enjoy your walk
Written 12 November 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


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