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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...more
One has to wonder why no one swims in the sea just to be told of crocs and murky water and while a bit nervous going even near the sea learned that a beautiful lagoon located near the park and in front of the city-that...More
Lovely clean water to swim in for free. You can sit on grass near the water and swim in shallow but cool water under sprinklers. Fun for kids as there’s sand running into the water. Great for this time of the year!
The Cairns Esplanade is simply stunning. It has watering holes and eating establishments aplenty across the road and plenty of grassy parks and trees, children's play area adjacent to a spectacular Lagoon. The iconic 'flying fish' sculpture in the middle of the lagoon backs onto...More
This is one of my favorite lagoons that we have visited in recent times. Very much kid friendly with life guards on duty for everyone's safety.
I might stand corrected but I think every Wednesday you can participate in group water aerobics and at the...More
The lagoon on the esplanade is a fantastic idea especially in these scorching temperatures. The whole area is divine allowing outdoor barbecues and some outdoor gym activities as well as a Saturday park run. Highly recommend cooling down your evenings with a walk or run...More
Very clean, ideally located on the Esplanade, with lots of food and amenities surrounding closely. Toilet was very clean and well stocked, so job well done Cairns Council. Would happily bring the family down for a dip, as it was better than the hotel pool.
A Cairns must do. When we were in Cairns this week we experienced one of the hottest days in a long time and the Lagoon provided sweet relief from the elements. There is the right amount of shade for the sun conscience.
It was also...More
Response from LesleyandRolo | Reviewed this property |
There is a shallow area at one end which is suitable for children. The other end is deeper. A little bit further along the esplanade is a children's water play area with bubbling fountains and stuff. Not far from the lagoon... More
There is a shallow area at one end which is suitable for children. The other end is deeper. A little bit further along the esplanade is a children's water play area with bubbling fountains and stuff. Not far from the lagoon, maybe 500m or so.
Response from Jeanette M | Reviewed this property |
There're 2: Fitzroy: hiking, 'muck diving / snorkelling', occasional remarkable animals like snake eels & dugong ... ockies & shovel nose rays under the pier (the walkway to the dock; don't dive / snorkel under the dock; it... More
There're 2: Fitzroy: hiking, 'muck diving / snorkelling', occasional remarkable animals like snake eels & dugong ... ockies & shovel nose rays under the pier (the walkway to the dock; don't dive / snorkel under the dock; it scares the boat skippers!), beautiful Nudey beach (not a nudist beach) full of nudibranchs, molluscs and sponges just off shore....... & Green Island; quick & easy round the island walk, easy beginners' beach, plenty of tropical vegetation, plenty of parrotfish, some epaulette sharks (cute, unintimidating, about 25cm long, look like spotty sausages), some butterfly fish species.