52/54 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

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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. Saltwater is pumped from the inlet and filtered through a state of the art filtration and chlorination system, to meet Australian Standards. The kids can enjoy the sandy edges, build sand castles and play in shallow water. On the other side of the Lagoon, visitors can lounge on the timber decks in moderate shade. Shady trees, landscaped gardens and open spaces all contribute to the leisurely atmosphere on the Esplanade The Lagoon is open 6am - 9pm Thursday - Tuesday, Midday - 9pm Wednesday all year round.While you are on the Cairns Esplanade why not check out the Cottage Industry Market, 8am - 4pm every Saturday, in the Plaza just next to the Lagoon. Why not enjoy the weekend's live music featuring local bands with the stage set up next to the Lagoon. The Cairns Esplanade also boasts Beach Volleyball Courts, Bouldering Park, Skate Park, BBQs, Active Living Fitness Classes, Muddy's Playground, Funship Playgrounds and so much more, all free for casual use. Come along and enjoy!

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Lagoon/swimming pool located at the Cairns Esplanade. + It's FREE!!! As far as I know, we don't have anything like this in America - or at least this nice. During our travels to Australia, we... Read more

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Beautiful public pool along the esplanade and within walking distance from the CBD. It's layout reminds me of typical resort outdoor pools. There's plenty of shade to hide under when the sun gets... Read more

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How can you give this place less than 5 - it's Free - it's Gorgeous- it's Huge - it's Warm - it's deep - it comes with life guards and today Monday it's not crowded. I mean when was the last... Read more


52/54 Esplanade
Cairns, Queensland
4870 Australia


Open now until 9:00 pm
  • Sun - Tue, Thu - Sat: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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