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. To visit Esplanade Lagoon Pool and other attractions in Cairns, use our Cairns tour planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    You can't beat it! Fun for all ages! We didn't stay here long but I swam around in the lagoon for a little bit then sun bathed. It was super fun  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I don't think you could pay me enough to swim in that man made lagoon. With the amount of backpackers washing in there and the amount of bandaids and small rubbish floating in the water. It would be m...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Itablet wish I could run free in this facility it is felt. Of course are the cospa:. As well as eating pets. Anyway good. As far as maintenance staff, almost no offensive so far. I think toilets and clothes no problem. Not that unusual, but time and sometimes to anyway take can afford.
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  • August 23, 2017
    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.
  • September 5, 2017
    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!
  • August 7, 2017
    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.
  • September 5, 2017
    Best place for kids. Free but clean and safe. You shouldn't miss to be here if you visit Cairns.
  • September 8, 2017
    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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