Esplanade Boardwalk, Cairns

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Esplanade Boardwalk provides a beautiful setting for a stroll, jog, or bike ride. Along the 800 m (0.5 mi) boardwalk, take in views of Trinity Inlet and observe the wide range of seabirds that make their homes on the mudflats. Put Esplanade Boardwalk at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cairns day trip planning tool .
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  • Provided the weather is good this is full of entertainment for all ages. The playground and pool are both free and the area is lined with toilets, fast food and restaurants.  more »
  • Unfortunately everywhere can't have a beach/waterfront to just hang out, but Cairns takes it a step further by adding a swimming/wading pool. And then they fancy it up with some artwork, street music ...  more »
  • Great view and lots of different activities along the way. There is a public pool and lots of restaurants along the way.  more »

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Though Cairns seems to offer an endless selection of cozy rooms, most budget-friendly options remain fully booked through the high season, stretching from June to September. Reserve early if you want a hotel room packed with amenities, or look for alternative lodgings in the city's smaller inns. As the backpacker capital of northern Queensland, Cairns features dozens of economical hostels providing comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. For something far more luxurious, look for centrally located rental apartments with spacious rooms and harbor views.
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