Cairns Esplanade & Lagoon
On the Esplanade, the Lagoon is popular with kids and is patrolled all day. There are ‘Tiny Tacker Tuesdays’ every third Tuesday of the...
Great Barrier Reef Helicopters
Huge range of helicopter flights, including a 10-minute soar above Cairns city ($159), a 15-minute flight from Green Island ($239) and...
Cairns Regional Gallery
In a colonnaded heritage building (1936), exhibitions at this acclaimed gallery have an emphasis on local and Indigenous works, plus...
Up a zillion steps the vibe is cool crossed with comfy leather lounges.
Icy concoctions, such as Toblerone, lemon, lime and bitters – even Red Bull!
Cairns Esplanade & Lagoon information
Sunbathers flock to Cairns’ shallow but spectacular saltwater swimming lagoon on the city’s reclaimed foreshore. The artificial 4800-sq-metre lagoon is patrolled by lifeguards and illuminated at night.
Northwest from the lagoon, the boardwalk promenade, stretching for almost 3km, has picnic areas, free barbecues and playgrounds lining the foreshore.
From markets to live gigs, free fitness classes to festivals, there's always something happening on the Esplanade. Check the website for updates on events.