Cairns Esplanade is one of the most visited and important areas
of Cairns. The Esplanade area has been an important point for
locals and visitors in Cairns city since the city was founded
in the late 1800s.
Cairns Esplanade attracts locals and visitors with recreational
and leisure pursuits, whether walking, jogging, cycling, a picnic,
swimming or birdwatching you will find many ways to enjoy the
beauty of the Cairns Esplanade.
The Cairns Esplanade Lagoon.
This 4800 sq metre salt water swimming pool offers Cairns visitors
swimming all year round. The Lagoon offers a sandy beach area
which offers spectacular views of the Carins foreshore. You will
also find shady areas to escape the sun and parts of the lagoon
are shallow and prefect for small children.
The Lagoon is also home to a Kiosk & Amenities
Building, BBQ's & Picnic Tables and Lifeguards who patrol
the Lagoon from 6:00am to 10:00pm from October to March and 7:00am
to 9:00pm April to September.
Muddys is a new and exciting children's playground with a Trinity
Bay theme. The playground includes water play areas and a variety
of interactive and educational custom designed play equipment.
Fogarty Park is a large park area with a stage for concerts, events
and performances. The seating capacity of the area is over 6,000
people. The area is also a nice place to escape the more crowded
areas of the Cairns Esplanade and to enjoy some peace and tranquility
only 1 block area from Cairns CBD area.
The Harbor Walk area is a great place to enjoy a water front walk
while admiring the amazing views of the Cairns foreshore and city.
Be sure to also check out the marina if you are a boat lover.
The Esplanade Markets
The Esplanade Markets are held on Saturday from 8.00am to 5.00pm
near the lagoon. You will find a wide variety of local products
including jewelry, woodwork, pottery, clothes and much more.
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