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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...more
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The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4044 3715
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Cairns is a small city and a gateway to tours to inland mountains or boat tours to beautiful islands. Boardwalk is really nothing special other than touristy

Thank Ingrid R
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely boardwalk. Along the way there are parks for all ages, cooking and work out stations, bike trails, etc... It was very clean and well kept.

Thank TheTwinsMom
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our hotel was right on the Esplanade which gave us direct access to this. I love this walk as they have lots to see and do along the way. Water fountains are placed along so it enables you to stay hydrated. Water is right beside...More

Thank vshaw987
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's the best place in esplanade to hang around with family of all ages ..most beautiful part and a rare combination of garden, boardwalk, sea, pool, babeque !! Simply awesome

Thank Alpa A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked the Esplanade from the beginning to the end. A great walk, even during the recent heatwave! Check out the exercise station and huge shell “sculpture” along the walk. Gorgeous green space with an ocean view.

Thank lconverse90
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice wide boardwalk, one path for bikes another for pedestrians..nice sea breast to keep you going. Exercise stations along the way make a great morning or evening exercise routine. Lots of food choices along the way.

Thank Shassa-Asp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a relaxing stroll that wrapped around ocean, the lagoon, and pier. Great for families or by yourself. Loved it.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Esplanade Boardwalk takes you all the way from the docks, where the cruises dock, to the other end of Cairns waterfront. As it passes along the shoreline of Cairns harbour, it engages the traveller in the sights and smells of Cairns....the fresh sea air,...More

Thank organisit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The esplanade in Cairns is a great resource where people young and old can go enjoy themselves in a mulitirude of ways. There are attractions for the very young especially the lovely shaded playground. The boardwalk is generous allowing for easy walking in both directions-...More

Thank Lynda R
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were in cairns for 4 days and each of those days we visited the boardwalk it has panoramic views of the ocean and the birds and a good place to go people watching and great photo ops

Thank Firdos B
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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
20 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.