The Cairns Esplanade Qld Australia

The Cairns Esplanade Project cost the local government over 9 million dollars and was recently completed in 2006 and this induced a big change to the City’s culture. Tourists and locals alike enjoy the re-designed waterfront Esplanade that has reshaped Cairns City with features such as 12 hectares of parklands, a lagoon swimming pool, an amphitheatre, skate park, beach volleyball courts, picnic and BBQ areas, café, jogging and cycling tracks, and a children’s water park and playground.

Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon

Probably the most exciting feature of the Cairns Esplanade activity precinct is the lagoon style swimming pool which can accommodate up to 1000 swimmers at a time. This naturally made beach-style pool is open daily between 6:00am-10:00pm, is watched over by two life guards at a time and is frequented by families, sun-tanning backpackers, live music and happy tourists simply enjoying a sunny day in the park. Lining the Esplanade parklands is a restaurant strip with alfresco dining serving the highest quality seafood, pastas and meats.

Esplanade to Reef Fleet Terminal

Also located on the Esplanade is the Reef Fleet Terminal; where boats to the Great Barrier Reef Depart Daily, The Pier Shopping Centre; which has an assortment of restaurants, bars and shops and several luxurious waterfront resorts.