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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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“mud flats” (126 reviews)
The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It has been a while since I last visited Cairns I am very impressed with what they have done with the Esplanade and the facilities available.

Thank David M
Reviewed yesterday

The boardwalk in Cairns is probably the nicest thing in the town. the view is stunning and the pool area is great. Along the boardwalk there are many info boards which help educate visitors about the ancestors and indigenous groups locally. Also some fascinating info...More

Thank tracey m
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Easy, flat, well maintained walk along the edge of the estuary. Pretty at full tide, with pelicans and mud crabs to look at during low tide. The walk passes grassed picnic areas and numerous cafes, with the highlight being the man-made lagoon pool. Take a...More

Thank travelmadj9
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed within walking distance of the Esplanade during our stay in Cairns . One evening after dinner, we decided to walk over to the Esplanade to enjoy the breeze . The place is well lighted and has wide walkways for you to walk on....More

Thank JYao55
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed strolling along here, was very pleasant. Lots to see and do and places to stop at. Worth the walk.

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The stroll from the port to the mangroves along the boardwalk between the mud flats and the town is a great way to spend a morning. Take a hat and a drink as it gets hot and catch the bus back if it's too long!

Thank AlexanderIJohnson
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked along the boardwalk many times during our stay and enjoyed each time. Great view of the ocean and Peligans in the wild, also great cafes, playground and public pool.

Thank Cazt50
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've spent a fair bit of the last couple of days meandering around the Esplanade enjoying the views, the birds and the soft sea breezes. Safe and well designed and maintained.

Thank 491judye
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great place to walk and take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful city. Magic at any time of the day. Great markets on Saturday mornings.

Thank jjballina
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to walk, sit, gaze, listen and chat with the locals and travelers. Much bird life - could not find a crocodile.

1  Thank blimpthecat2017
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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
19 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.