Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
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About this place
The Lagoon is a 4800sq m salt water swimming facility that offers an all-year round, safe, swimming location without stingers and crocodiles. It is a free resource where locals and tourists can safely swim in an artificial pool that was previously home to mud, jellyfish and crabs.
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The Esplanade is a hive of activity at night. Go for food, a swim, shopping and tourist information.
A day spent at the Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon is the perfect way to soak up some sun, enjoy some safe swimming, meet some other tourists to catch up with your friends and take in the views of the stunning Trinity Inlet and mountains that line the horizon of Cairns city in Queensland Australia…
Entry to the Lagoon is free. Toilet and shower facilities are located in the amenities block alongside the Lagoon. Lifeguards are on duty while the Lagoon is open. Wheelchair access to the Lagoon is available.
The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5km stretch of foreshore in the heart of Cairns The parklands, playgrounds, boardwalk, Lagoon and recreational facilities are all free entry. enjoy this stunning facility. There are great cafe’s,where you can sit,have a coffee and just gaze out over the…
Located in the CBD, on the foreshore of the Trinity Harbour front, Cairns Lagoon has sandy shores and timber decking surrounding the 4800 square meter salt water swimming pool. It's Patrolled daily by Life Guards. Lush park grounds with huge Banyan Trees surround the lagoon, dotted along the…
The Cairns Esplanade is a 2.5km stretch of foreshore in the Cairns CBD showcasing picturesque lawns and landscaped parklands along palm-fringed waterfront. The Lagoon, parklands, playgrounds, barbecues and recreational facilities are available for free to use so there is something for everyone to…
Craft markets each Saturday, 8am to 4pm. Free activities by the pool each day (Yoga, Zumba, etc)
FREE! Top place for an evening walk or have dinner using the free BBQs provided along the foreshore.
Stroll along viewing the birdlife. Swim in the lagoon, sunbake on the beach, shop at the saturday markets. Cosmopolitan Restaurants to choose from.
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