Cairns Esplanade Lagoon has been heralded as one of the world's top tourist attractions, earning a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the fourth successive year.
The award is based on reviews and feedback posted by visitors to the Trip Advisor website – one of the world's most influential traveller information resources.
The overwhelmingly positive reviews have earned the lagoon a 4.5-star rating.
More than 1.4 million people visit the Cairns Esplanade every year, with around half a million taking a dip in the picturesque saltwater lagoon.
During the peak season, up to 500 people can be in the 4800 square metre lagoon pool at any one time.
Sample of recent Trip Advisor comments:
- "Relaxing" - reviewed 1 July 2014
This was a new attraction since I last visited Cairns and was very impressed with the whole precinct with the swimming lagoon a fantastic attraction. It was beautiful to sit and relax and also to swim and enjoy the lagoon.
- "Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon" - reviewed 2 July 2014
Was a beautiful place to take the family to cool off, right in the heart of Cairns. Free too, what could be better!
- "Loved swimming here" - reviewed 1 July 2014
Went swimming here what a great pool, so big very clean. Very good location right on the beachfront. Great area for children good place for BBQ
- "Great spot in the heart of Cairns" - reviewed 1 July 2014
Great spot...We had a great time on the lagoon, free BBQ, clean ...in the heart of Cairns City Centre ....toilets, showers all looked after....
- "Great open air pool" - reviewed 1 July 2014
As there is no good swimming beach in the township of Cairns it is great that the Council have provided a large open air Swimming Lagoon for everybody to use. After coming back from a day's sightseeing I thoroughly enjoyed a late afternoon evening swim in the lagoon.