Great Barrier Reef Sights

The Esplanade

  • between Spence and Upward Sts. Map It
  • CBD
  • Promenade/Boardwalk
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

Fronting Cairns Harbour, this boardwalk is the focal point of life in Cairns. Along the walk you'll encounter shady trees and public art, picnic and barbecue facilities, a large saltwater swimming lagoon, volleyball courts, an imaginative kids' playground, state-of-the-art skate plaza, and areas for fitness, markets, and live entertainment. A shallow, 4,800-square-meter (51,667-square-foot) saltwater lagoon swimming pool with a sandy shore, decking, and shelters, patrolled by lifeguards year-round, provides free, convenient relief from the often sticky air. Along the street opposite, you'll find shops, galleries, and eateries.

Sight Information

Address:

The Esplanade, between Spence and Upward Sts., Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia

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Phone:

07-4044–3715

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Pool: Daily 6 am–9 pm, closed Wed. 6 am–noon; Muddy's playground: daily 9 am–7 pm; volleyball courts: daily 9 am–9:30 pm, closed Wed. until 4; Esplanade Market: Sat. 8–4

Published 07/22/2015

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