Lagoon closed due to COVID-19

Due to the unique and complex circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Lagoon and facilities along Cairns Esplanade are now closed until further notice.

These facilities include:

  • Lagoon
  • Barbecues
  • Muddy’s Playground (wet and dry playground)
  • Fun Ship Playground
  • Healing Garden Playground
  • Bouldering Park
  • Skate Park, Beach Volleyball courts/multi use sports facilities/basketball courts
  • Green Gym Fitness Stations

The boardwalks and shared paths are still open but please practice 1.5m social distancing measures. The toilet facilities will remain open.

Opening hours:

  • Thursday to Tuesday 6.00am to 9.00pm
  • Wednesday 12.00pm to 9.00pm (closed for weekly maintenance until midday)
  • Public holidays 6.00am to 9.00pm

Entry to the Lagoon is free. Toilet and shower facilities are located in the amenities block beside the Lagoon.

Lifeguards are on duty while the Lagoon is open. Wheelchair access to the Lagoon is available. For assistance please ask the Lifeguards.

The Lagoon is a 4800sqm salt water swimming facility that offers an all-year round, safe, swimming location without stingers and crocodiles. The Lagoon is filled with salt water from the Trinity Inlet which is filtered through a state-of-the-art filtration system.

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns, Queensland
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