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Esplanade Boardwalk

The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5km 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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The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to relax in the centre of town. Families frolicking in the pool and the ocean lapping up against the walkway. Great use of town space for the community to enjoy.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is no doubt the boardwalk is more attractive when the tide is in. Very pleasant walk with plenty of birds to watch. Ample benches to have a rest. When the tide is out the muddy area may less your enjoyment. We extended our walk...More

Thank AndyP1998
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you find yourself in Cairns you absolutely must take some time to visit the Esplanade. This wonderful citywalk, right along the water, is a never-ending line up of fun, fresh and safe experiences, from swimming pool, to street performers, outside concerts, workout stations, a...More

Thank David_Valaika
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can eat, drink, relax, have a sunbath and even a real one at The Esplanade. The Lagoon ist free and great for a nice swim or just a refreshment from the hot day. Also free BBQ places are around!

Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 3 days ago

having just relocated from Melbourne to Cairns recently I was so excited to see the Esplanade, I had heard so much about the place to meet, so relaxed and an inviting space to bring friends and family, beautiful outlook with pool and convenient location of...More

Thank maddys1970
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sea beach is muddy, so don't step out of board walk. Few attraction along like skate park, gymnasium are good.

Thank limayeji
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic walk pelicans swimming even my favourite bird the Curlew walking the boardwalk fantastic great for family and fantastic restaurants

Thank sizetwoo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always nice to have a good boardwalk to go for a stroll on. It can get quite busy in the evenings, but there is a separate bicycle track to keep most of the bikes off the boardwalk.

Thank budaint
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The boardwalk is well maintained and has plenty of room for people to walk, cycle, play, swim, sing and picnic. Good views of the water and the city.

Thank 917jodi
Reviewed 4 days ago

nice area for a walk after you had dinner/lunch,grab a takeaway coffee and sit down on a bench and relax just great

Thank Gotte B
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10 April 2016|
Response from Stevenyzwife | Reviewed this property |
In Cairns, the good places can be Crystal Cascades, the beach/ bush areas from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. The windy road up to Koransa from Cairns can also provide some. Some of the places like Milla Milla falls and the... More
10 April 2016|
Response from Stevenyzwife | Reviewed this property |
Free look outs again are along the road from Cairns to Mareeba, Cape Tribulation etc. up the mountain from Smithfield to Kuranda has a few city look outs, and to the local dam. There should be a few down near Earlsville but... More
20 December 2015|
Response from EsplanadeLagoon | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. The Esplanade is very close to the Hilton Hotel, just a nice short stroll along the boardwalk. The Esplanade is 2.5km long featuring both footpath and boardwalk areas.