Muddy's Playground, Cairns

4.5
Playground · Hidden Gem · Fun & Games
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Eat, play, and relax at Muddy's Playground, located on one of the city's best-known landmarks, the Esplanade. This popular meeting spot for young families is a modern and safe playground incorporating water play areas, rope bridges, slides, playhouses, storytelling areas, puzzle games, and track rides. Each area is designed to challenge and entertain a particular age group with custom-designed equipment. Adults can barbeque in the picnic areas or drop by the popular on-site cafe, serving light meals and refreshing drinks. Easily accessible from anywhere in the city, the playground is a convenient place for families to play and enjoy the waterfront. Plan to visit Muddy's Playground and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cairns attractions using our Cairns online attractions planner.
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Muddy's Playground reviews

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  • I wasn't much interested in the playground, but more in what was happening in the trees around it. Late afternoon this is a gathering place for the Rainbow Lorikeets. 
    I wasn't much interested in the playground, but more in what was happening in the trees around it. Late afternoon this is a gathering place for the Rainbow Lorikeets.  more »
  • Fantastic spot for young kids, be warned there is a wet area and they will find it. Amazing equipment and loads of shade. This is definitely a winner for locals and tourists with young kids 
    Fantastic spot for young kids, be warned there is a wet area and they will find it. Amazing equipment and loads of shade. This is definitely a winner for locals and tourists with young kids  more »
  • This was the first place we ate after getting off the plane. We walked along the esplanade and straight into this cafe. We ordered the seafood platter which was one of the more disappointing choices.....  more
    This was the first place we ate after getting off the plane. We walked along the esplanade and straight into this cafe. We ordered the seafood platter which was one of the more disappointing choices.....  more »
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  • Foods enough and great meals. Love there juices. There seating could be more comfortable like lounges throw rugs. More inviting but other wise not bad for a place where U see the ocean. More appealing on tide in. Than out. But that's why there called muddys cafe .
  • Great food at a really good price. Food comes out really quickly as well considering how many covers they have in the restaurant. It's adjacent to a huge kids playground, has live music, nightly specials and a great view of the inlet. Can't go past dishes like the various burgers and tacos. We've never had a bad meal here!
  • Great vibe. Perfect view. Super tasty breakfast. Best eggs Benedict I’ve had for a couple of years. Service a bit slow but very busy. Well priced.
  • Reasonably priced Cafe located next to the beach with a lrge playground next-door for the kids. Ordering from your phone or at the counter is really easy. Food come in a short time but they forgot our drinks. When I asked about them, I was told they are coming. After 10 more min waiting, I ended up just getting them myself. Food was tasty and there was plenty on the plate. Highly recommend if you are in the area to stop and grab a meal.
  • Gotta say, the granola bowl looked gorgeous when it was placed in front of me, and it tasted even better! A mix of fresh berries and other fruit, coconut yogurt, crunchy muesli... Coffee was perfect as well. I can see why this place is humming 😊

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