Esplanade Lagoon Pool, Cairns

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Esplanade Lagoon Pool offers one of the best places to beat the Cairns heat. Look out on the Barrier Reef and Trinity inlet from this 4,800 sq m (51,666 sq ft) saltwater lagoon. The lagoon water is saltwater from the inlet run through a filtration system. The sandy perimeter provides material for sand castles, and kids can wade in the lagoon's shallow water. To relax, recline on the timber deck beneath a shady tree. By using our Cairns day trip website , you can arrange your visit to Esplanade Lagoon Pool and other attractions in Cairns.
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  • Perfect place to escape the hot weather in cairns! Clean and safe place to take kids swimming with a great view of the ocean in the background!  more »
  • Is sensational! Worth a lot spend hours there. Super organized, the swimming pool with salt water is clean, with lifeguards, structure. I spent hours there, in days. It's worth a lot to relax after the tours to the great barrier reef.
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  • This is a lovely place to swim relax in the shade of beautiful trees. There I also a shower block to get changed in. It is also very nice to be swimming and watch the boats going in and out of the har...  more »
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  • Cairns surprised me. I really had a good time here. I think I ate kangaroo and crocodile there at a touristy pub in town. They all laugh when you ask about Foster's Lager. No beach, just a tidal mudflat that seems like it is 5 miles from the water but the Beachfront Public pool is very cool, I just do not do public pools. Very crowded, kinda dirty. Lot's of people on Holiday backpacking and sleeping in the bushes and such. Very nice Marina where we caught a big shuttle boat out to a floating restaurant on the Coral Sea to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. All of our companions laundry was stolen from the laundromat next to our hotel that had a nice bar inside and out. Bats the size of chimpanzees straight out of the Wizard of Oz frittering about in the trees in town during the day and leaving foot thick piles of guano on parked cars that reduces them to piles of slag in days. I really want to get back there to see what the place is really like.
  • Fantastic. Water was cold but very refreshing on such hot days. Love the sand areas and the fountain. Great place to stay, and it's free!
  • Great location next to the pier. Perfect for cooling off and relaxing. The large pool has Sandy beaches and lifeguards. Open 6am to 9pm. Warm showers and dressing rooms.
  • Best place for kids. Free but clean and safe. You shouldn't miss to be here if you visit Cairns.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed it. Good for a swim anytime. Good changing rooms and lockers.. $2 per hour for lockers..

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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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