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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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“nice walk” (204 reviews)
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The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The esplanade seems to draw most of Cairns in the evening, cooling breezes off the water providing a respite from the scorching day. Families barbecue in the park, couples walk hand in hand, teens giggle and stroll with friends. Across the street, restaurants bustle with...More

Thank vinfan
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I walked along the esplanade and took pictures of the pelicans. But the highlight was this mirrored sculpture! Several different and interesting birds had perched themselves there and they thought they had company because of the mirrors. It was very entertaining and...More

Thank Bumblebee1993
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very cool spot loads of interpretive signage telling you all sorts of things about the local flora and fauna as well as the history of the area. Awesome facilities including outdoor workout machines, fabulous looking playground, huge pool area. You can’t go to Cairns and...More

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s just something every visitor to Cairns must do, walk the Esplanade. It’s great and is a lure for joggers, skateboarders and other active types.

Thank Lukajoreb
Reviewed 5 days ago

Undoubtedly this is one of the best broadwalks in Australia. It is about 2kms easy walk with beautiful sceneries. Best when it is high tide as you can feel the water flowing under your foot steps. Dont miss this!

Thank HGC_13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great area to take a stroll and enjoy either the sunset or sunrise. After your stroll enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants located opposite the esplanade.

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely walk alongside the restaurants leading to the superbly equipped bay and pool area on the sea front. Lots of good cafes on the boardwalk to partake of a coffee or two while watching and looking at the boats

Thank Alison D
Reviewed 6 days ago

The boardwalk is a great spot to stroll and relax, or as some do use it as an exercise track. The views over the water are great when the tide is in, not so good when it's out...mudflats. Overall a very nice spot.

Thank Tony F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lagoon was free to use and was suitable for all ages. Sometimes there are keep fit sessions provided.

Thank Mermaids211
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the iconic part of Cairns and where most people want to be at least part of each day during any Cairns visit. I found myself there daily, I also am glad that I moved my hotel nearer to this location in Cairns also....More

Thank finesilver
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50kristie
10 April 2016|
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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
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50kristie
10 April 2016|
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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
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gobroncos2015
19 December 2015|
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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.
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