Muddy's Playground, Cairns

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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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  • We holidayed with our one year old in cairns and started each day at this amazing playground. So many different areas to explore for all ages. The staff do a great job making sure it's clean and the g...  more »
  • A few families of young children met up here. The water play was thoroughly enjoyed, even by a few adults too. Cafe was great, good coffee and really good hot chips. Lots of shade and really lovely vi...  more »
  • My daughter used up all her energy. This place is fantastic. Plenty of shade sails for the kids to play under. If you are looking for an activity for the kids where you can just sit back and relax thi...  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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